Welcome to the Space Technology Centre

World leading research on spacecraft technology has been going on in the School of Computing at the University of Dundee for over a decade. This has led to the SpaceWire standard which is being used in many spacecraft by space organisations across the world, and the PANGU planet and asteroid simulation tool which is being used by ESA to help design navigation systems for future planetary landers. Environmental data from satellites has been received at Dundee since 1978 resulting in an extremely valuable archive of data for environmental change monitoring and other applications. The Space Technology Centre was formally opened by Lord Sainsbury in 2005 and the Satellite Receiving Station joined with the Remote SensingĀ GroupĀ at Plymouth Marine Laboratory to form the NERC Earth Observation Data Acquisition and Analysis Service in 2007.

This website aims to show the breadth and depth of work being done here in the Space Technology Centre at the University of Dundee.

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Space Technology Centre co-sponsors SpaceWire-2011

The Space Technology Centre at the University of Dundee is once again proud to be sponsoring the International SpaceWire Conference. This year's conference will be held in San Antonio, TX, USA from the 8 - 10 November 2011. Abstract submissions are now being invited and further details can be found on the 2011 conference website.

Space Technology Centre at i-SAIRAS

Staff from the Space Technology Centre recently attended the 10th International Symposium on Artificial Intelligence Robotics and Automation for Space (i-SAIRAS), which was held from 29 August - 1 September 2010 in Sapporo, Japan. Mark McCrum presented a paper entitled 'Mars Visual Simulation for Exomars Navigation Algorithm Validation' at the conference.

The conference is held every two years and is jointly organised by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA-ASC), the German Aerospace Center (DLR), ESA, JAXA and NASA.