Case Studies

This is an archive of case studies submitted by the Space academic community. We welcome all contributions - read more about how you can submit your case studies

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Title Description Resource type Topic
AIAA CanSat project – University of Manchester

The Manchester CanSat Project was developed by a team of mainly 2nd and 3rd year undergraduate engineers. They took part in the 2017/18 AIAA & AAS CanSat competition held in Texas, USA, which...

Blended learning Program development
Drop your Thesis (Land 3U)

The Drop your Thesis competition gives University students from bachelor to PhD level the opportunity to perform scientific or technological research in microgravity conditions. Students are...

Blended learning Orbits and Trajectories
Project SunrIde - University of Sheffield Nova Rocket Innovation Design Engineering

Project SunrIde was the first student-led rocket design engineering team from the U.K. to compete in the Spaceport America Cup (SAC) 2018, the 2nd annual rocket engineering conference...

Classroom practice and Student Engagement Rocket Propulsion
Sheffield Cube Satellite – forming tomorrow’s Space Engineers, today

Along with the Sheffield Space Initiative (SSI) and the growing space interest at the University of Sheffield, students are developing the university’s very first satellite. Using NASA open source...

Classroom practice and Student Engagement Mechanical
Micrometeoroid Impact, Damage and Shielding Activity – The Open University

The Open University run a curricular activity on the impact, damage and shielding of micrometeoroids using a remotely operated optical microscope.

The Damage Equations are used to...

Curriculum and Content Program development
Lunar Rover - The University of Surrey

The University of Surrey ‘Electronics and Amateur Radio Society’ (EARS) sent a team to compete in the UKSEDS Lunar Rover competition to design and build a rover to achieve an objective set by the...

Classroom practice and Student Engagement Payloads
Water Rockets - Bristol University

Based on a suggestion by Kingston University London, who run this as a curricular competition, Bristol SEDS ran a water rocket competition in October 2017 with the aim to have multiple teams...

Classroom practice and Student Engagement Rocket Propulsion
Space Missions Currently in Development/Operation Research Activity – UCL

University College London have run a curricular 2-week research project into space missions that are currently in development/operation for their MSc Space Science and Engineering students. The...

Curriculum and Content Program development
Extra-Curricular CanSat competition in 3 weeks - Bristol University

The University of Bristol have run an extra-curricular competition to design a satellite in a sodacan, or “CanSat” using a predesigned kit over a few weeks. 5 groups of 5 students entered,...

Classroom practice and Student Engagement Program development
Astrodynamics Mission Simulation – University of Leicester

The University of Leicester have run an Astrodynamics Mission Simulation 10-...

Blended learning Orbits and Trajectories