Welcome to the RAeS Space Group
The Space Group is the specialist group within The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) charged with promoting the interests of the Society and its members in astronautics and its component scientific and engineering disciplines. These interests cover the design and manufacture of spacecraft and launch vehicles, plus the application of space techniques in such varied fields as communications, navigation, planetary exploration, astronomy and remote sensing.
The Space Group holds a number of conferences and lectures each year on exciting topics such as Space Tourism, Spy Satellites and Robotic Exploration of other Planets. These events are usually held at the Society's headquarters in central London, although evening lectures are also occasionally held at the regional branches of the Society around the UK and abroad. Major space conferences are sometimes sponsored jointly with other major learned institutions. Events held by the Space Group at the Society's headquarters are usually open to non-members of the Society; and evening lectures are usually free. These occasions provide a relaxed atmosphere in which participants will find an opportunity for professional networking and career development. The Space Group extends a particular welcome to students and younger members embarking on an aerospace career.
You are encouraged to use this web site to participate in the creation of the Society's programme of events so please do contact us if you wish to suggest topics or speakers for future Events.
Newsflash: In recognition of notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, all space activities, the Sir Arthur Clarke Awards have been presented annually since 2005. For further details, and to make your nomination, please click here.
In This Section
Details on forthcoming RAeS Space Conferences, Lectures & Seminars
Meet the people who drive the RAeS Space Group’s activities
What can we expect for the Space industry in 2013? Read more about what to watch out for in the coming 12 months.
Full details of all Space-related activities that this RAeS Specialist Group are involved in.
Links and resources related to Space activities
Want to get in touch or join the RAeS Space Mailing List?
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