UKSEDS Branch Project Grants Available


Almost all hands-on projects undertaken by UKSEDS members are run by our branches. We therefore offer funding to branches in order to support these activities in the form of a Branch Project Grant. Student Unions are more willing to support existing society activities which have a successful record. The grant aims to provide branches with […]

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Help Grow #LettuceOnMars


Students at Southampton University’s Spaceflight Society (UKSEDS affiliated branch) need your help now to win an international competition and send lettuce to Mars. Their plan involves growing lettuce aeroponically using the Martian atmosphere in a small growth chamber. Their proposal has passed technical review, they now simply need to win the public vote. Suzanna Lucarotti (Project […]

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Project ReMoTe


University of Leicester AstRoSoc will be leading one of its largest space project this year, with 120 physics undergraduates and 5 engineering students. The project called “ReMoTe” (Re-Construction and Modification of the Radio Telescope) aims to rebuild the radio telescope owned by the Department of Physics and Astronomy of the University of Leicester. The project will […]

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UKSEDS National Rocketry Championship 2014 Winner


Drum roll please…  UKSEDS National Rocketry Championship 2014 is now over and we are proud to announce that we have a winner. All the glory, bragging rights and trophy for the Championship goes to StrathSEDS our Strathclyde University branch. Their rocket aptly named ‘JUST TESTING’, as we hope to see more from them, reached an altitude of […]

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Microgravity Opportunity for University students

Credit: ESA

The European Space Agency (ESA) has announced the seventh edition of the Drop Your Thesis! programme. Through this programme, a team of university students will be given the opportunity to carry out their experiment in microgravity using the ZARM Drop Tower in Bremen, Germany. This facility with a height of 146 metres is one of the tallest […]

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Project Dragonfly Design Competition

Credit: I4IS

The Initiative for Interstellar Studies (I4IS) have now officially launched the Project Dragonfly design competition in the context of the Alpha Centauri Prize awards. The winning team will be the first to receive a newly-developed design award Project Dragonfly is a feasibility study for an interstellar mission, conducted by small, distributed spacecraft, propelled primarily by laser sails. The spacecraft […]

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XRT-C Project Kickstarter


Yesterday the Exeter Radio Telescope at Caradon (XRT-C) Project launched a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign to reach their £2100 target to raise funds for the dish of a radio telescope for use by students in the UK. The XRT-C project is an official UKSEDS national project, led by a group of students from the University of Exeter in Devon, with an aim to […]

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PushTribe: an online project platform

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A UKSEDS alumnus, Daniel Nevius (UCL, Cambridge) has been working on a website called Pushtribe ( which could be useful for the SEDS community. Essentially it is an online platform where people can post updates about the projects they are working on to keep their mentors and networks up-to-date and easily ask for their input. […]

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Join a REXUS/BEXUS Team!

REXUS/BEXUS logo. Credit: ESA

We just received this message from our Nottingham branch who got in touch to invite other UKSEDS branches to take part in a REXUS/BEXUS project. See our previous article on REXUS/BEXUS opportunities and read below to join a team: Dear all, We are a group of Engineering and Science students from the University of Nottingham […]

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UKSEDS Projects: XRT-C July Update


Exeter Student Radio Telescope to be built at Caradon Observatory A team of intrepid students are set to herald a new era of astronomy at the University of Exeter after securing a special partnership with the South West’s newest observatory. The group, called eXeter Radio Telescope at Caradon (XRT-C), have teamed up with Caradon Observatory […]

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Sounding Rockets and Stratospheric Balloons opportunities for University students

REXUS/BEXUS logo. Credit: ESA

REXUS/BEXUS call for proposals The European Space Agency (ESA), in collaboration with the Swedish National Space Board (SNSB) and the German Aerospace Center (DLR), is currently accepting proposals for the eighth edition of the REXUS/BEXUS programme (Rocket and Balloon EXperiments for University Students)*. UKSEDS encourages its members and branches to take part. Past UKSEDS projects include: PoleCATS, Conceptual […]

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