Meet Tom

Tom is a PhD student at the Open University with a background in Physics and Astronomy. He is currently working at the Centre for Electronic Imaging (CEI) in the space instrumentation department and is the Electronics Team Leader for both the Rover and Rocket projects. Tom says: "The team are working really hard on both... Continue Reading →

Meet Olivia

Olivia has just graduated from the OU with a BSc in Astronomy and Planetary Science and is now studying for MSc in Space Science and Technology. While working full time for a UK airline she also volunteers for UKSEDS (UK Students for the Exploration and Development of Space), helping to organise some of their events.... Continue Reading →

Meet Dave

Name: Dave John Harris Age: 35 Studying: Master of Engineering (MEng) Team: OU Planetary Robotics Student Team Current projects: Mars Rover and Spaceport Rocket Since joining the team earlier this year Dave has worked closely with the Mars Rovers Lead Mechanical Engineer Rob Adlard, and has recently been invited to work on the design of... Continue Reading →

Crowdfunding now live!

Our crowdfunding campaign is now live and we need your help! Please support our projects by donating whatever you can spare. These projects really do go a long way of helping us students gain valuable experience. To donate to our crowdfunding campaign please clickย here. You could receive one of our rewards as a thank you!... Continue Reading →

Mars Rover Project

The team is now in it's 3rd year of working on rovers, and are working towards competing in the University Rover Challenge (URC) which takes place in Utah at the end of May 2019. The team built the rover last year, and are now working further on coding and electronics to improve the functions of... Continue Reading →

Meet Sarah

Sarah is currently studying an MSc in Space Science and Technology at the OU. She was part of the OU Student Rocket Team last year that participated in the Spaceport America Cup 2019, working on areas of the rocket such as the payload, flight electronics and airframe assembly. This year Sarah is taking on the... Continue Reading →

Interested in joining the team?

If you're an Open University student interested in space and robotics, then get involved in one (or both!) of our projects. We're particularly interested in hearing from people with some knowledge of electronics and coding, but it's also a great way to learn new things for everyone, and an amazing opportunity to get to travel... Continue Reading →

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