UK Space Agency Microgravity Experiments

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Competition for ideas for experiments for development and flight on the International Space Station.

Funded by the UK Space Agency’s Exploration Programme, this call will support UK based researchers to design experiments that will further research fields, utilising microgravity and the space environments, to enable the growing UK community to secure the maximum scientific benefit and wider returns from the UK’s investments in ESA’s exploration programme, and to develop the UK’s industrial capabilities in these areas.

This announcement of opportunity calls for ideas for new experiments that could be flown to the International Space Station in 2025/26. Experiments should be able to complete development and be ready for delivery to the European Space Agency by mid-2025.

Ideas are invited from all research areas, and in particular projects that further supports the National Space Strategy , or research priorities identified by the UKRI research councils, (including BBSRC, MRC, EPSRC, STFC, NERC). The proposed work could be a continuation of an existing programme of research, preparatory activities on the ISS for potential longer-duration experiments on future or other microgravity platforms, or a wholly new concept.

Funding body UK Space Agency
Maximum value Discretionary
Reference ID S24100
Category Engineering and Physical Sciences
Science and Technology
Fund or call Fund