Welcome to the case study section of the SPAN website. Our members have written case studies highlighting the successes and challenges of Space missions. The aim is to inspire, inform, or explain why Space missions are so valuable to our society.
PTOLEMY is an evolved gas analyser, which obtains accurate measurements of isotopic ratios of light elements. It was one of ten instruments on the Philea lander of the Rosetta Mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Authors: Piece adapted from STFC Food network post with review by Dr Geraint MorganRead Publication
A description of UK involvement in the ESA, NASA, and Italian Space Agency mission, highlighting some of the challenges, discoveries and successes. Author: Professor David Southwood CBERead Publication
13 April 2021
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08 December 2020
21 UK organisations have been awarded a share of over £7 million funding from the UK Space Agency to put UK at the forefront of advances in space innovation. 13 of these are either led or supported by UK space scientists. The cash injection is...