We unite students for challenging space projects

Over 60 students have been involved in curriculum-based projects so far and have participated in outreach activities in Bristol schools and museums. Student societies have also organised CanSat and rocket building competitions for their members with the help of the facilities and staff. Currently, we are working on our first satellite, UoBSat-1, with multiple teams covering the different aspects of the mission. The PROVE-Pathfinder is the potential payload and acts as a technology demonstrator for the future development of the UoBSat-1 satellite.

About us

The University of Bristol group comprised of students and staff members with a strong interest in space and willingness to engage in challenging and exciting space-related activities, research, development, and execution of scientific missions…

Our missions


This project aims to build a CubeSat payload as a technology demonstrator for detecting and tracking volcanic ash clouds using novel sensing technology…


A team of students and staff from the University of Bristol are designing a volcano monitoring satellite as part of the University’s satellite programme…

What we are up to

Partners & Sponsors

With the support of the Education Office of the European Space Agency under the educational Fly Your Satellite! Test Opportunities programme, we will be conducting the environmental testing campaign of PROVE-Pathfinder at ESA’s CubeSat Support Facility in ESEC-Galaxia in Belgium.

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We will answer any project/role availability/outreach related or other questions