Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms Group

The spacecraft structure is the physical platform that supports and integrates subsystems and payload and as such it is of fundamental importance for any spacecraft.


The dynamics of the spacecraft structures is of fundamental importance to guarantee the appropriate performance, and similarly the implementation of mechanisms to enable specific functions, ranging from attitude control to deployment of various elements and it is interlinked with the spacecraft structural design.

Our research group is working on projects in collaboration with major aerospace companies in the UK including:

The Spacecraft Structures and Mechanisms group is led by Professor Guglielmo S Aglietti and the details of the various activities described below can be found in his publications.

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Postgraduate research students