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White Paper on National Space Capability Funding for Space Engineering, Science Technologies and Training in Universities

This paper outlines areas for further funding in academic institutions in the areas of Space Technology and Training under the auspices of the National Space Programme.

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White Paper on Funding of Universities by the National Space Programme

This paper outlines a proposed strategy to address a critical lack of funding for UK university research in space science, engineering and technology.

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UK Nano-Launcher Programme White Paper

This paper describes the case for a Nano-Launcher programme of research and development and the case for student competitions in this area.

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SPAN Presentation March 2020

A concise snapshot of SPAN covering its role, structure, stakeholders, membership, and current working group priorities.

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18 May 2020

UK Space Academic Institutions Covid-19 Survey

Academic institutions and research labs in the UK are invited to complete the survey which will be repeated on a two week cycle. The current survey runs from the 18th of May to the 26th of May.

26 February 2020

The Cosmic Cast: an Earth and planetary science podcast from the University of Manchester

PhD and post-doctoral researchers from Manchester's Isotope Geochemistry and Cosmochemistry group have been working on an Earth and planetary science podcast, The Cosmic Cast. On The Cosmic Cast, they talk to researchers, from PhD to professor...

28 January 2020

SPAN organising a Small Satellite Workshop

SPAN is holding a meeting to discuss a UK Small Satellite Programme. The workshop is kindly being hosted by the University of Strathclyde and SoXSA. The objective is to review the appetite and scope of a SmallSat/CubeSat programme for the UK, to...