1-2 March 2014
University of Leicester

The 26th Annual UKSEDS National Student Space Conference will be held on the weekend of 1-2 March 2014, and hosted by Leicester AstRoSoc at the University of Leicester.

UKSEDS are very pleased to announce keynote speakers:

Prof. Richard Brown
Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology, University of Strathclyde

Professor Brown is Director of the Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. The aim of the Centre is to perform the dedicated long-term planning and research that will be required to create the space access and air transport systems of the future.

Dr David Parker
UK Space Agency

Dr Parker is Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency. He has been involved in the UK space sector since 1990 having completed a PhD in aeronautics and astronautics at Southampton University. He worked in British Aerospace Space Systems as a propulsion and guidance, navigation and control (GNC) engineer and later in management and business development roles in EADS Astrium.

Also British ESA Astronaut, Tim Peake will be participating in the UKSEDS Conference.

Gold sponsor, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland will be running a Satellite Training Centre throughout the Conference. Students will get the chance to simulate real on-orbit satellite operations.

Reaction Engines Ltd. will be represented by Richard Varvill, Technical Director, who will be talking about the latest developments of the SABRE Engine and the Skylon Space plane. A number of other Reaction Engines staff will be on their stand.

Zoë Versey, Conference Co-ordinator