Our 200 staff are dedicated to supporting the programmes of the STFC and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC (link opens in a new window)), as well as undertaking a large number of space projects for UK and overseas agencies, universities and industrial companies.
We undertake world-leading space research and technology development, provide space test and ground-based facilities, design and build instruments, analyse and process data and operate S- and X-band ground-station facilities, as well as lead conceptual studies for future missions. We work with space and ground-based groups around the world.
16 May 2016
Robot technology designed for use on Mars could help improve crop yields on Earth.
A system developed originally to explore Mars has been transformed into an agricultural monitoring device for testing the quality of soil......
16 February 2016
Sentinel 3A part of the ESA/EU Copernicus family of missions will launch from Plesetsk, Russia on 16th February at 17:57. Sentinel 3 is a multi- instrument mission to measure sea-surface topography, sea and land surface temperature, ocean colour and land colour and.....
03 February 2016
After being tested at extremely low temperatures for more than two months, the four instruments of the James Webb Space Telescope are preparing to come in from the cold. First indications from the NIRSpec and MIRI teams are that both instruments have performed remarkably.....
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