Mullard Space Science Laboratory

The Mullard Space Science Laboratory is the UK's largest university space research group. We aim to unravel the mysteries of space through research in fields ranging from the Earth's climate to a study of explosive events that occurred at the very limits of the known Universe. Space science is a discipline that demands highly innovative technologies and MSSL has an international reputation for excellence in this area.

MSSL is UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics. UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 35 satellite missions and over 200 rocket experiments. We have the unique capability of designing, building and testing instruments and other spacecraft systems on site. Our research scientists and development engineers work together to ensure that the instruments we produce are as relevant as possible and that the subsequent data analysis benefits from a fundamental understanding of the instruments’ individual responses.

Science activities are not restricted to the instruments that we produce. Our scientists regularly use other facilities both space-borne and ground-based in order to address the science question at hand.

Our research groups are supported by specialist engineers and a broad technology base. Courses are provided on space-science related topics, systems engineering, technology management and project management.


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