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), and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC).
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).