Surrey Space Centre research
Our Centre researches into many varied aspects of satellite design, control and applications. 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 areas which cover many aspects of space and its uses.
Astrodynamics research deals with the modelling, estimation and planning of spacecraft’s orbits and attitude configurations.
Looking at efficient system design involving, cutting-edge micro- and nano- technologies, advanced software developments and biologically inspired artificial intelligence techniques.
The principal aim of our small satellite propulsion research is to produce low-cost, moderate-to-high performance propulsion systems capable of moving microsatellites from low to high earth orbit and beyond.
Expertise in the space radiation environment and its effects on space systems developed through over 20 years of in-orbit observation and experimentation.