The Space Placements in INdustry scheme (SPIN) has been designed to provide an introductory link for those considering employment in the space sector and space sector organisations looking to find the most talented and enthusiastic people to ensure the future success of their businesses. The scheme is managed by the UK Space Agency and supported by the Satellite Applications Catapult.
The value of practical experience in the workplace has long been recognised to offer benefits to the spintern, providing valuable experience of the work environment and the skills that are crucial to a successful career, and benefits to the sponsor or host organisation who can identify a project that might otherwise not be achievable, carried out with a fresh pair of eyes and perhaps a fresh perspective on their own organisation and possibly provide an informal extended interview of a potential employee.
The scheme has been running since 2013 and continues to grow in popularity. We always encourage enquiries from potential host organisations who have a short-term project (typically of eight weeks duration), and who would like to offer individuals the opportunity to gain new skills and an insight into their business.
We welcome applications from individuals from all disciplines who are enthusiastic to work in the space sector and are keen to develop new skills, applying and building on the knowledge they’ve acquired in their studies to date.
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You can see all of the previous projects from this year below.
Project Descriptions are uploaded as we receive them from companies. It is up to you to keep an eye out for new opportunities, which can arrive at any time. We also advertise them via Twitter (using #SPIN18), Facebook and LinkedIn.
Please complete the form below to apply for open projects. If you have any questions regarding SPIN, please email Katharine.Bowden@ukspaceagency.bis.gsi.gov.uk.
The Satellite Applications Catapult also hosts other internships which are run throughout the year, which can be found on our vacancies page.
|Project Title||Ref||Company Name||Location||Closing Date|
|Mechanical Engineering Support for Space Deployable Antennas||18/46||Oxford Space Systems||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Evaluating a Spaceplane’s Performance through the Atmosphere and into Orbit||18/45||University of the West of England||Bristol||CLOSED|
|Machine Learning for Camera Systems||18/44||Archangel Imaging||Harwell||CLOSED|
|High Speed Communication Electronics for Optical Communication Systems||18/43||Archangel Lightworks||Harwell||CLOSED|
|LEO Satellite Communication Systems||18/42||Archangel Lightworks||Harwell||CLOSED|
|EO Application Software Development: Locust biopesticide efficacy from Earth Observation data||18/41||Assimila Limited||Reading||CLOSED|
|Populating an “AgroMet DataCube” for crop pest modelling in sub-Saharan Africa||18/40||Assimila Limited||Reading||CLOSED|
|Drought and Flood Mitigation Service||18/39||RHEA Tech||Harwell||CLOSED|
|SunbYte: Sheffield University Nova Balloon Lifted Telescope with NASA||18/38||The University of Sheffield||Sheffield||CLOSED|
|Space Careers Development Placement||18/37||SpaceCareers.uk||Milton Keynes||CLOSED|
|Development of a space-borne GNSS receiver subsystem using COTS||18/36||Open Cosmos||Harwell||CLOSED|
|AI for Space Robotics||18/35||GMV Innovating Solutions||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Validation Campaign for a Novel Internet of Things (IoT) Satellite||18/34||Lacuna Space||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Validation and Test of a Novel Internet of Things (IoT) Satellite||18/33||Lacuna Space||Harwell||CLOSED|
|PROSPECTing for Lunar Water: Sample Camera for a Moon Lander||18/32||The Open University||Milton Keynes||CLOSED|
|NightLights: Business Case & User Requirements||18/31||Alba Orbital||Glasgow||CLOSED|
|Developing and Deploying Feature Extraction Algorithms using Innovative New Methods||18/30||Spottitt||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Weather Monitoring for Satellite Communications||18/29||Goonhilly Earth Station||Cornwall||CLOSED|
|Website Content and Development||18/28||Geocento||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Cloud Masking of Optical Imagery||18/27||Geocento||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Aircraft 3D Real-Time Tracing and Colliding Detection with Map Elevation||18/26||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Identifying Opportunities for Satellite Services among Organisations with Responsibilities for Monitoring and Managing Coastal Regions||18/25||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Nanosatellite imager implementation||18/23||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Orbital Witness SPINintern||18/22||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Unplanned urban growth and its contribution to the impacts of a disaster||18/21||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Evaluating state-of-the-art open source deep learning techniques and their applicability to satellite Earth Observation datasets||18/20||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Modelling the inundation extent of tailings dam failures using Earth Observation||18/19||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Evaluating the Satellite Earth Observation in a compute-abundant world: an evaluation of Geospatial Data Analysis Platforms||18/18||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Assessment of satellite-terrestrial integration novel product development in the 5G environment for the drones market||18/17||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Characterising astronomical detector using Android phone||18/16||The Open University||Milton Keynes||CLOSED|
|Modelling oxygen extraction from lunar rocks for in-situ use on the Moon||18/15||The Open University||Milton Keynes||CLOSED|
|Characterising the detectors for the Soft X-ray Imager on SMILE||18/14||The Open University||Milton Keynes||CLOSED|
|Analysis of NOMAD-UVIS data from the ExoMars orbiter mission to Mars.||18/13||The Open University||Milton Keynes||CLOSED|
|Optical Systems Team Placement||18/12||SSTL||Guildford||CLOSED|
|Option 1: Compression of Video from Space
Option 2: Research the ability to detect wind turbine activity from space – graduate opportunity
|Cinematic Animation for Engineering Visualisation, Rapid EO Prototyping and Client Visualisation – graduate opportunity||18/10||Alba Orbital||Glasgow||CLOSED|
|Evaluating the Interoperability of Analysis Ready Data over the UK – graduate opportunity||18/09||Satellite Applications Catapult||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Prototype of EO data storage infrastructure for new Open Cosmos nanosatellite mission – graduate opportunity||18/08||Open Cosmos||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Earth Observation data preparation and analysis for machine learning – graduate opportunity||18/07||Deimos Space UK Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Oceans as a predictor for daily rainfall risk – graduate opportunity||18/06||Weather Logistics Ltd||Nottingham||CLOSED|
|Finding innovative ways use existing data to train and validate satellite imagery feature extraction algorithms – graduate opportunity||18/05||Spottitt Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Radar Wind Profiler at Sea (RWP@Sea) – Feasibility study for the hardware concept – graduate opportunity||18/04||S&AO Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Improving sustainable agriculture in Uganda: building an Early Warning Platform – graduate opportunity||18/03||RHEATECH LTD||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Enabling new EO technologies for air quality markers – graduate opportunity||18/02||AVS UK Ltd||Harwell||CLOSED|
|Advanced Concepts Team Placement (Ref 180116 TAS UK) – 12 month placement||18/01||Thales Alenia Space||Bristol||CLOSED|