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4th UK Space Propulsion Workshop

October 29, 2015 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This workshop will see an overview of the Space Propulsion industry in the UK from key companies and academics.  There will also be an Ideas Soapbox bringing in new technologies from outside the community that may solve challenges faced in space propulsion.

The day will consist of sessions describing the current state of Space Propulsion in the UK:
  • An overview of the UK propulsion landscape from launchers to cubesats and telecoms to applications
  • A report back on the activities of the UK Space Propulsion Working Group
  • An overview of the Space Innovation and Growth Strategy and National Space Technology Strategy in relation to space propulsion from the UK Space Agency
  • A series of “elevator pitches” from technology providers, universities or potential suppliers – the Ideas Soapbox
  • Breakout discussions to build on the technology challenges

The afternoon session will divide the group into the following breakout sessions where new challenges will be identified and set laying the ground for a future propulsion challenge competition to start early-mid 2016.

  • Launchers and spaceport (& technology transfer opportunities for SABRE)
  • Chemical Propulsion for orbit transfer
  • Electric Propulsion
  • National Test facility
  • Components
  • Novel concepts (e.g. emdrive, propellantless)

Companies or academics who have a relevant technology or programme underway which may solve propulsion challenges can submit their idea ahead of the workshop and then present in a 5 minute Ideas Soapbox session.

Further information and registration

For further information and to register for this event, please visit www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/4th-uk-space-propulsion-workshop-tickets-18628779180. Please get in touch with Andy Bennett (andy.bennett@ktn-uk.org) if you would like pitch your idea.


October 29, 2015
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Imperial War Museum
Lambeth Road
London, SE1 2JH United Kingdom
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