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The RAeS Solent Branch holds lectures every month that anyone can attend at no charge. Both members and non-members are welcome. For more details on how to find where the lectures below are held, please see the lecture locations page.


Next Lecture:

FORMOSAT-7 weather monitoring spacecraft, credit: SSTLChanging the Economies of Space: Low Cost Propulsion for Miniature Satellites

Monday 5th December - 19:00 (doors at 18:30)

Murray Lecture Theatre 
University of Southampton

Presented by Mr Oli Lane, Propulsion Team Leader, Surrey Satellite Technology Services AND Dr Simone Ciarelli, Mars Space

Image courtesy and copyright of SSTL

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Two companies changing the economics of space through the application innovative propulsion technology are Mars Space, spun-off from the University of Southampton in 2007, and Surrey Satellite Technology spun-off from Surrey University in 1985 and now part of Airbus.
Together, Dr Simone Ciarelli and Oli Lane will explain how their research and design and development capabilities continue to play a leading role in the development of low cost propulsion systems, one of the enabling technologies for economic exploitation of miniature and small satellites.

Our lectures are open to everyone.

Please note the change of lecture theatre to accommodate a larger audience. Directions can be found on the lecture locations page.

Future Lectures:

There are no more lectures currently confirmed.  However there are several in the planning stages so please check back soon.


More lectures will be added to the programme throughout the season.  Please check back regularly or like our Facebook page for updates.