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Space Placements in Industry

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: We are continuing to add placements and carry out interviews during these uncertain times, but will be mindful of government guidelines as we approach the start of placements. Any updates will be made on this SPIN homepage and/or communicated to individuals as and when necessary. 

The Space Placements in INdustry (SPIN) scheme provides placement opportunities for those considering employment in the space sector and connects space sector organisations who want 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, perhaps a fresh perspective and possibly provide an informal extended interview for 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 students the opportunity to gain new skills and an insight into their business.

We welcome applications from registered students from any 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.

Please note: You must be a registered student at the time of applying. For more information on eligibility, please see our FAQs below.

SPIN Frequently asked questions

2020 projects

Market research of novel satellite remote sensing

Reference: 20/26

Company: Space Talos Ltd.

Location: Hackney, London

Closing date: 09/06/2020

Crover – The first robot able to ‘swim’ through bulk solids

Reference: 20/16

Company: Crover Ltd

Location: Royal Observatory, Edinburgh

Closing date: 14/04/2020

Assessment of the Suitability of Habitat Classification Systems for Classification using Remotely Sensed Datasets

Reference: 20/17

Company: 2Excel Geo

Location: Sywell Aerodrome, Northamptonshire

Closing date: 14/04/2020

Satellite Data Analysis for Disaster Resource Management

Reference: 20/18

Company: Global Geo-Intelligence Solutions Ltd.

Location: Nottingham, UK

Closing date: 14/04/2020

Understanding the Challenge of Automated CubeSat Testing

Reference: 20/20

Company: Responsive Access Limited

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Closing date: 14/04/2020

Space Industry Analysis

Reference: 20/21

Company: Bryce Space and Technology Limited

Location: Harwell Campus, Didcot & London, UK

Closing date: 15/04/2020

Integration of satellite image samples into Geocento’s EarthImages platform

Reference: 20/24

Company: Geocento

Location: Harwell Campus, Didcot

Closing date: 15/05/2020

Secure Agile communications with Quantum Cryptography

Reference: 20/19

Company: Parico

Location: Base Bordon Innovation Centre, Hampshire, UK

Closing date: 17/04/2020

FMCW Doppler Radar Profiler Data Post Processing

Reference: 20/22

Company: S&AO Ltd

Location: Harwell Campus, Didcot

Closing date: 17/04/2020

Space Debris Business Analysis

Reference: 20/23

Company: Astroscale

Location: Harwell Campus, Didcot

Closing date: 27/04/2020

Orbit modelling and simulation for satellite servicing use cases

Reference: 20/25

Company: Space Forms Ltd

Location: Remote (Flexible Working) or Reading, UK

Closing date: 29/04/2020


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