Sponsors & Supporters

The NSSC is a unique opportunity to engage some of the most motivated and talented students from the UK’s top science and engineering universities, and there are a variety of sponsorship opportunities available.

Gold Sponsors

Reaction Engines Ltd.

The pioneering British space firm behind the SKYLON space plane and SABRE engine technology that is set to revolutionise the aerospace sector. REL has always been a keen supporter of UKSEDS, and we are very grateful for their sponsorship again this year.

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland

Telespazio VEGA Deutschland is a German aerospace company. With almost 400 staff it has been supporting both the civil and military Space and Aviation market for almost 40 years.

Silver Sponsors

UK Space Agency

The UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore and benefit from space. It is responsible for all strategic decisions on the UK civil space programme and provides a clear, single voice for UK space ambitions. The Agency is responsible for ensuring that the UK retains and grows a strategic capability in the space-based systems, technologies, science and applications.

HE Space

One of the top engineering services companies in the global space sector, HE Space specialises in personnel recruitment with a focus exclusively on space agencies and the space industry.

Printech Circuit Laboratories

PCL are specialists in high technology printed circuit boards, microwave circuits, PTFE circuits and flexible circuits, and are the number one choice for industry leaders from Aerospace and Military Defence, to Medical and RF Communications, leading OEM's and other technology driven companies throughout the world.

Sapienza Consulting

Sapienza Consulting is a leading provider of space mission and project support through people, software and services. Since 1994 Sapienza has been a supplier to the European Space Agency as well as the other key players of the European institutional and commercial space sector. Sapienza is present with strategically located offices in The United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Germany, France and Italy.

Institution of Mechanical Engineers

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers is the fastest growing professional engineering institution in the UK. Its 100,000 members work at the heart of the country’s most important and dynamic industries.

Royal Aeronautical Society

The world's only professional body dedicated to the entire aerospace community. Established in 1866 to further the art, science and engineering of aeronautics, the Society has been at the forefront of aerospace ever since.

Bronze Sponsors

Serco Group

Serco is one of the top 50 World Space Manufacturing and Service companies and has been operating for over 35 years in the Space Business across a worldwide client base providing operational and engineering support to international organisations, government agencies, scientific institutions, and the aerospace industry.


Astro Gnome produce a series of travelling astronomy exhibitions. Designed for museums they can equally serve the space industry.  Using realistic models, touch screen computers together with high resolution graphic panels which contain the latest knowledge, artistic interpretations and 'little gnome astronomical facts'.


CGI is a global IT and business process services provider with 68,000 professionals delivering consulting, systems integration and managed services across the public and private sectors. For 35 years they have delivered complex, mission-critical space and satellite systems. Its software has supported the missions of more than 200 satellites.

Other Sponsors

International Space University

The international institution of higher learning, dedicated to the development of outer space for peaceful purposes. It specializes in providing graduate-level training to the future leaders of the emerging global space community.

RAL Space

RAL Space undertakes world-leading space research and technology development, provides space test and ground-based facilities, designs and build sinstruments, analyse and process data and operate S- and X-band ground-station facilities, as well as lead conceptual studies for future missions.

Avanti Communications Group plc

Avanti are a leading data communications provider selling satellite data communications services to telecoms companies which use them to supply enterprise, institutional and consumer users. Avanti is a company of passionate professionals who have come together from space, telecoms and finance industries to pioneer a new approach to satellite communications, growing from humble beginnings to become a global business.


British Interplanetary Society

The oldest space advocacy organisation in the world whose aim is exclusively to support and promote astronautics and space exploration. The BIS has a close partnership with UKSEDS and very grateful for their support.


The UK branch of the European Space Education Office, funded by ESA and the Department for Education. ESERO uses space to enhance and support the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.

European Southern Observatory

ESO is the foremost intergovernmental astronomy organisation in Europe and the world's most productive astronomical observatory. It operates three sites in Chile — La Silla, Paranal and Chajnantor — on behalf of its fifteen member states. It builds ALMA together with international partners, and designs the European Extremely Large Telescope.

ESA Education Office

ESA's Education Office is responsible for the Agency’s corporate education programme bringing together young people from many different nations. The aim is to help young Europeans, aged from 6 to 28, to gain and maintain an interest in science and technology, with the long-term objectives of contributing towards the creation of a knowledge-based society and ensuring the existence of a qualified workforce for the Agency that will ensure Europe’s continued leadership in space activities.

AstRoSoc Leicester

AstRoSoc Leicester is a student society at the University of Leicester dedicated to running activities related to astronomy, space and rocketry. They hold regular stargazing events at the university observatory, rocketry related events, and socials such as bar crawls, pub quizzes and a trip to London.

University of Leicester, Department of Physics & Astronomy

The University of Leicester is a leading university consistently ranked amongst the top 15 in the UK, and has been named University of the Year of 2008 by the Times Higher Education. The Department of Physics & Astronomy is home to the biggest University based space research group in Europe, and the university has won a Queen's Anniversary Prize for its work in Physics & Astronomy.

Leicester Astronomical Society

Founded in 1952, Leicester Astronomical Society promotes activities relating to study of astronomy and allied subjects, and arranges visits to observatories. It meets twice a month at the National Space Centre, Leicester, and runs talks covering all aspects of astronomy.


The European association for all aerospace students uniting 32 universities in 18 countries.

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