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World space experts heading to Bradford

Published: Wednesday 18 October

Representatives from NASA, the European Space Agency, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Space Hub Yorkshire, Airbus, the UK Space AgencySatellite Applications Catapult and many others gathered at the University of Bradford.

The 40th International Communications Satellite Systems Conference’s colloquium will take place at the University’s Norcroft Centre, and is part of a longer three-day event, incorporating the 28th Ka and Broadband Communications Conference. It is the first time the conference has been held in England.

Why there's a big rocket in Bradford's Centenary Square

Published: Friday

A 72ft replica rocket has landed in Bradford city centre as part of a mission to inspire the next generation. The UK Space Agency’s 'Space for Everyone' STEAM tour can be found in Centenary Square until July 10. It comes as the University of Bradford counts down to launching its first ever miniature satellite into low earth orbit in 2024.

Pocket rocket: Countdown to university’s 2024 mini-satellite launch begins at UK Space Agency event

Published: Thursday

The countdown has begun to the launch of the University of Bradford’s miniature satellite, which will be sent into low earth orbit in 2024.

Space Hub Yorkshire co-founder awarded honorary doctorate


Space technology expert Mandy Ridyard has been awarded an honorary doctorate in engineering by the University of Bradford, following her transformative work with her award winning aerospace engineering business.

Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI develops system to combat air traffic cyber attacks


A team of Bradford researchers in the Bradford-Renduchintala Centre for Space AI has developed an AI-based system to combat cyber-attacks against aeroplanes and air traffic control.

Time for Bradford to reach for the stars, says donor


In September, the University of Bradford will launch the Renduchintala Centre for Space AI with its inaugural MSc Satellite Systems Engineering programme. Students will each be able to apply for a £10,000 scholarship.

University of Bradford has plans to launch a mini-satellite into space by 2023 


Students enrolling on the University of Bradford’s new Renduchintala Centre for Space AI MSc Satellite Systems Engineering programme - due to launch in September 2022 - could benefit from £10,000-a-year scholarships and work with industry experts, including Airbus.


The Bradford-Renduchintala Centre will host the SatNEx V school at the Norcroft Centre of the University of Bradford on 24th-26th October 2023.