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Welcome to the first Space Domain Newsletter. We will be highlighting exciting research within the Space Domain as well as featuring lectures, events, news and funding opportunities.

Space Domain in the Media

UCL Space Domain Website is Moving

The UCL Space Domain is pleased to have a new website coming soon

Comet Interceptor: ESA selects spacecraft mission to an ancient world.

The European Space Agency (ESA) announced on June 24, 2019 that its latest mission, Comet Interceptor, will visit a comet from the very edge of our Solar System. Congratulations to Prof Geraint Jones and his team at MSSL which was part of the international team of scientists from the University of Edinburgh and an international collaboration from Europe, Japan and the USA. Comet Interceptor mission is to enable scientists, for the first time, to get a glimpse of a pristine fragment left over from the formation of our Solar System before the heat of the Sun erodes away its surface.

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Events

  • The Science Museum will be hosting Space Shorts: London Short Film Festival curates a series of films of an astronautical persuasion. 26 July 2019, £10, prebooking essential, 19:00-20:45.
  • As well the Science Museum will be having Space Lates on Wednesday 31 July 2019. All the regular Lates highlights plus Space-themed activities, crafts and cocktails will be on offer along with live music and the best silent disco in town.
  • Moon Festival is taking place 19th-26 July 2019, London, UK seeks to celebrate our relationship with the Moon across cultures, time and disciplines. Billed as all encompassing lunar celebration incorporating art exhibitions, music performances, pop science lectures, moon gardens, moonlit film screenings, night food markets, street parties and more.

Small Steps… Big Ideas

As part of this program on 20th October Professor Andrew EdkinsThe Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management, UCL and Professor Victor Buchli (UCL Anthropology) will be presenting on 'Off World Living'.

Prof. Alan Smith (MSSL, UCL) will be speaking on ''The context and legacy of Apollo' on the 19th of October.

Prof Ian Crawford (Planetary Science and Astrobiology, Birkbeck College) will be talking on lunar expeditions as part of the 'Under the Moon Hub' taking place on the 19th of October 11:30 - 17:00 at Holy Cross Church, London.

Space Week 2019

Thanks again to all the participants of Space Week 2019 at UCL for making it a success. Please check out some of the presentations on our new website which will be coming soon.


Training and Education

Research Software Engineers for the Future: Careers Panel @RSEConUK 2019

What challenges do you face in developing your research software engineering career in academia?

The SES consortium and the Software Sustainability Institute are organising a panel on 18th September 13:30 – 14:30 to discuss the future of research software engineering (RSE) as a career in academia at UK RSE Conference 2019.

Bringing together Vice-Provosts, HR managers and RSE leaders along with over 400 RSEs to share their experiences on developing institutional support for this career path.

Submit your questions in
Further Details:

#RSECareerPanel @RSEConUK Submit questions
@SES_Consortium @SoftwareSaved @ResearchSoftEng  

Educational Opportunities

Applications are now open for 2019/20 MSc programmes.
  • Space Science & Engineering.
  • Space Risk & Disaster Reduction
  • Systems Engineering Management
  • Management of Complex Projects
  • Technology Management
  Application deadline 26th July 2019.

Please see our MSc courses for further details.

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