Meet Rob

Rob Adlard finishes his B Eng degree with the Open University this summer, having studied Material Properties and Design. Rob created the projects, initially with the rover, and then later the rocket, re-branding the group the OU Planetary Robotics to encompass the different projects. "I really hope that some OU students can keep these projects... Continue Reading →

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 Emma

Emma is Project Manager at OUPR, studying Natural Sciences with Open University and joined the team earlier this year. As project manager, she monitors the team's progress and assists with tasks to help keep everyone on track. "While I don't necessarily have a technical background, I really wanted to be involved with a project that... 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 →

Meet Vincent

So here is the first of a few clips where PhD student Vincent Deguin will be describing a little of the purpose of the rocket payload for the Spaceport America Cup, which we hope will produce some data to contribute to his work at the OU.

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 →

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