Particular areas of expertise include:
- Space environment
- Remote sensing
- Spacecraft structures
- Space systems engineering
- Artificial intelligence, spacecraft autonomy and control
Our published research activities have made a substantial contribution to advancing the field; and hardware developed by members has successfully flown on various space missions, including on the International Space Station.
We collaborate with a wide range of companies, including EADS Astrium, Surrey Satellite Technologies Ltd, QinetiQ, Thales-Alenia, Satellite Services Ltd, and carry out research sponsored by the European Space Agency (ESA), the European Union (EU), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and the , among others.
We have also been a leading centre for the training of professional engineers in the worldwide space sector and associated industries since 1974 (see our continual professional development courses).