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Student Engagement

Why should students get involved in Space and Satellites?

One of the challenges (but what also makes it interesting!)  is that lots of disciplines are represented in space work and there are lots of places where stuff is posted... the School of Physics and Astronomy has a blog too!

This is an incredibly exciting time to be involved in this sector in Scotland. 130 SMEs in Space and Satellites currently exist here and the Scottish Government is aiming to capture a portion of the Sector worth £4 billion by 2030. Graduates are in greater demand than ever both in research and industry.

 By involving yourself in this sector, you also have the opportunity to contribute to an understanding of real-world issues such as climate change and deforestation and participate in some of the most cutting-edge science available.

 For more on this, have a look at the full article.

Listen to Dr Murray Collins and journalist Kim McAllister reveal why Edinburgh is on course to become the space data capital of Europe.



If you wanted to try your skills in analysing space data, one of the easiest ways to access it is via the Sentinel Hub EO Browser here.

For free tutorial and lessons check out:

Dr Murray Collins and Space Business Development Executive

Video: Professor Murray Collins
Professor Murray Collins discusses opportunities in the local space sector.

Kristina Tamane Discusses Opportunities for Students in the Local Space Sector 

Video: Joy of working in space
The joy of working in space

Do you have a student project focussed on space and satellites? If so, get in touch with us!


PhD Student Hannah Rogers experience of her NPIF internship at Orbital Micro Systems

PhD Student Hannah Rogers's experience on of her National Productivity and Industry Funding (NPIF) internship at Orbital Micro Systems, INC.

"I predominantly chose to apply for this internship as my PhD project uses magnetic satellite data and I wanted further experience with processing the raw satellite data. Spatial algorithm development is an element of my PhD and my skills (particularly coding skills) were needed by the company."

You can read about Hannah's internship experience here.


Work by graduate arrives back to Earth after journey to International Space Station

Work by a recent Art, Space & Nature graduate was launched into space on 6 March 2020 on board the SpaceX FALCON 9 CRS-20 rocket. The Sojourner 2020 project from MIT that took Luis Guzman’s piece was the first international artwork open call to send work to the International Space Station (ISS). Luis, who graduated in 2019, produced one of nine pieces selected for the project.

You can read the full article here.



 Edinburgh alumni and staff in New York during Scotland Week
Alumni News


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Student Satellite Development


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endeavour are a student team from the University of Edinburgh aiming to develop rocketry within the UK.

Space Sector

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