Swansea Research Centres and Facilities


​​Nanosatellite used for classroom teaching​​

Swansea space and aerospace research capabilities cover many aspects of Propulsion System Design (described in the following section), Earth Observation (EO) and Satellite Applications expertise. The areas include, but are not limited to, Rocket Propulsion Systems Design and Testing; Satellite Design; Space Materials; Structural Modelling and Analysis; Computational Fluid Dynamics; Additive Manufacturing; EO for Climate and Weather Forecast; EO Application for Forest Resource Management; Sensor Simulation and Design; Photovoltaic Cell and Module Manufacture; Structural Integrity and Materials Characterisation (including SEM with elemental analysis via EDAX, Optical microscopy, UV/visible/NIR optical spectroscopy (200-3300nm), Profilometer, Solar Simulator Class A with AM1.5 and AM0 calibration, four-point resistivity probe, Hall effect measurement, Bentham spectral response IQE and EQE, and Micro-Laser Beam Induced Current imaging).

The College of Engineering provides the Aerospace Engineering Space Stream programme to undergraduate students – BEng modules including Rocket and Space Technology; Satellite Systems; and Space Propulsion and Power Systems.​