The Surrey Space 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 groups which cover many aspects of space and its uses.
Teleoperated and semi/autonomous micro-rovers and robotic manipulators for extreme and harsh environments on Earth and in space are designed in our labs.
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.
Developing the instruments, systems and data processing techniques needed to investigate the Earth and other planetary environments from space.
Expertise in the space radiation environment and its effects on space systems developed through over 20 years of in-orbit observation and experimentation.