Funders and Supporters

UK Space Agency


The UK Space Agency Website

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.

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National Space Centre

NSCNational Space Centre Website

The National Space Centre is the UK's largest visitor attraction dedicated to space and space exploration, welcoming around a quarter of a million visitors each year since its opening in June 2001.

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Lloyd's Register Foundation

lloydsLloyd's Register Foundation Website

Lloyd's Register Foundation helps to protect life and property by supporting engineering-related education, public engagement and the application of research.

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The Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC)


STFC Website

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.

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Satellite Applications Catapult

Satellite Applications Catapult Websitecatapult-logo

he Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. 

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PPG Websiteppg

PPG Industries are a global paintings and coatings company who own a number of smaller companies and brands. Their UK operation is PPG Architectural Coatings UK Ltd, which has the key brands of Johnstone's, Leyland and Fat Hog. They have two manufacturing plants, one in Birstall, near Batley, and one in Morley, near Leeds, in Yorkshire.

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AirbusAirbus Website

Airbus Defence and Space is one of the UK's largest space sector employers, and is also a key player in aerospace and defence technologies.  Airbus Defence and Space is part of the wider Airbus group which has centres across the world.

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Rolls Royce

Rolls-Royce Website

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.

The Ogden Trust

Ogden Trust

The Ogden Trust Website

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.

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The European Space Agency (ESA)

ESAESA Website

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.

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The Garfield Weston Foundation

Garfield Weston

The Garfield Weston Foundation Website

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.

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ITP Engines


ITP Engines UK Website

ITP Engines UK Ltd is a manufacturer of critical products relating to rotating parts, supplying aerospace and space customers with design, manufacture and testing services for components.

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Inmarsat Website

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.

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Telespazio VEGA


Telespazio VEGA Website

Telespazio VEGA is a highly experienced consulting, technology and engineering services business, which supports satellite operators and manufacturers worldwide and helps other organisations benefit from space data and services.

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ESERO-UK Website

ESERO-UK, also known as the UK Space Education Office, aims to promote the use of space to enhance and support the teaching and learning of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in schools and colleges throughout the UK.

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Thanks to sponsorship from PPG we are offering £300 bursaries for schools towards one of our Masterclasses for 10 - 14 year olds - find out more here.