As an integral part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), RAL Space is the space hub for UK Research and Innovation, supporting its mission to create the best possible environment for research and innovation to flourish.
RAL Space is the UK's national laboratory advancing the understanding of space and our environment for the benefit of all.
What we do
We work with UK and overseas agencies, universities and industrial companies on space and ground based space projects. Our unique position between industry and academia enables us to strengthen the UK space community. We do this through:
RAL Space has over 60 years of experience and expertise in space programmes. Our experts work throughout the lifecycle of space missions:
- leading concept studies for future missions
- developing bespoke innovative scientific instrumentation
- providing space test and ground-based facilities
- operating ground-stations
- processing and analysing data.
We employ more than 335 highly skilled staff in the heart of the Harwell Space Cluster and at the Chilbolton Observatory. We provide a graduate training programme, apprenticeships and placement student opportunities, as well opportunities for engineers, scientists and technicians throughout their careers. Find out more about careers at RAL Space.
For more information please contact: RAL Space Enquiries