Funders and Supporters
UK Space Agency
Reporting to the Minister of State for Universities and Science, the UK Space Agency is at the heart of UK efforts to explore space, exploit space-based applications and technology and support our academic and industrial communities. Space is an essential part of all our everyday lives and one of the key enablers of the global economy.
The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)
The Science and Technology Facilities Council is keeping the UK at the forefront of international science and tackling some of the most significant challenges facing society such as meeting our future energy needs, monitoring and understanding climate change, and global security.
The European Space Agency (ESA)
The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe's gateway to space. Its mission is to shape the development of Europe's space capability and ensure that investment in space continues to deliver benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.
The Ogden Trust
The Ogden Trust encourages and promotes the teaching and learning of physics through the sponsorship of talented students studying physics at sixth form and undergraduate level, undergraduate and postgraduate students who wish to become physics teachers, and programmes and projects supporting physical science teaching in primary and secondary schools.
The Garfield Weston Foundation
The Garfield Weston Foundation was established in 1958 by Willard Garfield Weston, a Canadian businessman who arrived in the UK with his family in 1932. He was the creator of Associated British Foods and the Foundation was endowed with the donation of family-owned company shares.
Inmarsat has been at the forefront of mobile satellite services for more than 32 years and is the leading provider of global voice, data and IP communications solutions. They deliver mission-critical communications where terrestrial networks don't go or are ineffective.
Rolls-Royce, a world-leading provider of power systems and services for use on land, at sea and in the air, has established a strong position in global markets - civil aerospace, defence aerospace, marine and energy including nuclear.