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.
Onboard data handling
Developing new concepts and technologies across many application areas where hard real-time requirements and big data are meeting to create new and immediate problems.
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.
Remote sensing and Earth observation
Developing models, applications and tools from remotely sensed data with the primary goal of monitoring our planet and its resources.
Space environment and protection
Expertise in the space radiation environment and its effects on space systems developed through over 20 years of in-orbit observation and experimentation.