Surrey Space Centre

The Surrey Space Centre is a world leading Centre of Excellence in Space Engineering.

Our mission is to create and disseminate knowledge that leads and underpins the progress of space engineering and its applications in the space sector, and to maintain our leadership in cost effective space engineering.

About the centre

Starting in 1979, pioneering small satellite activities, the Surrey Space Centre has gone on to push the boundaries of low cost small satellite applications and generated leading research.

Our research

As pioneers of modern "Small Satellites" since 1979, we have taken part in numerous missions.

Spacecraft technology requires a broad range of backgrounds from Physics and Engineering to Mathematics and Software systems, this broad range is reflected in our research.


Our cutting edge research facilities built up within the centre together with the Electronic Engineering department, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, and our research contracts in the UK, EU, and across the world.


Adaptive communication modelling using software defined radio

Funding information:
The funding is available for 3 years for a total amount of £18,491 p.a. for home and EU applicants. This is made up of a bursary (£14,296) and fees (£4,195) per annum, pro rata and will be increased every year to cover the cost of both fees and bursary up to a total of three years.