I work in space
Career opportunities in the space sector are varied and utilise a wide range of expertise, from physics and astronomy to geology and management. If you pursue a career in space you might find yourself working on a new satellite, developing technology to map a distant planet or helping to make new discoveries about our Solar System. Or you could be using satellites to study pollution on Earth or helping aid agencies reach a disaster zone. The possibilities are as vast as space itself.
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I work as a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Otago.
I am an Associate Researcher at the University of Leicester.
I am a graduate on the e2v graduate training scheme.
I am an On-board Data Handling (OBDH) Lecturer at Surrey Space Centre (SSC), University of Surrey.
I’m an Executive Director of the National Space Centre in Leicester, and specifically responsible for the National Space Academy programme.
I am Space Exploration Programme Manager at the UK Space Agency
I am a Public Communications Officer at Reaction Engines
I am a Space Sector Manager for ADS.
I am a Technical Designer at Reaction Engines.
I am a Professor of Experimental Philosophy, Institute of Astronomy, Cambridge.
I am Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency and expert on Near Earth Objects (NEO's).
I am a Professor of Astrophysics and Space Science, currently Head of Science & Engineering at the University of Leicester.
I am the Executive Chairman of Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) and Director of the Surrey Space Centre at the University of Surrey.
I am a Researcher at Oxford University.
I work as the Head of Space Physics Division and Chief Scientist at RAL Space.
I have just retired as Director of Science and Robotic Exploration at ESA.
I am an Apprentice working as a Website & Digital Officer at the UK Space Agency.
I am a Space Systems Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)
I am a lecturer in Astrophysics at the University of Oxford.
I am a Professor of Space Science at the Open University.
I am a freelance TV space/astronomy presenter and writer.
I am a Mission Design Specialist in the Future Programmes Group at Astrium, Stevenage.
I am Director of Science, Technology and Exploration at the UK Space Agency.
I am an Assistant Director of the Earth Observation team at the UK Space Agency.
I am the Director of Policy and Operations in the UK Space Agency.
I am a space systems engineer in the aerospace department of Systems Engineering & Assessment Ltd (SEA).
I work for UCL's Space and Climate Physics (Mullard Space Science Laboratory) and am a Professor of Physics.
I work at Mullard Space Science Laboratory and I am a PhD student in the planetary science group.
I am the Chief Executive of the UK Space Agency and I am also Chairman of the European Space Agency Council.