January 2020 Update

Hello everyone!

First of all, happy new year from all of the Loughborough Space team!

For all the students out there hopefully the January exam season stress is now behind you, ready for semester 2.

We have a quite a few new space related events planned in the next semester! Save the dates and check frequently on our Facebook page and this website for updates on the events. Don’t forget to join our members only Facebook group for members only updates, if your as student and don’t have the Loughborough Space membership yet, you can get it here:


We are currently taking on more people for our project teams. If you are interested in hybrid rockets or the UKSEDS rocketry competition, feel free to contact our Projects Lead Shayne via our contact form or message us on Facebook. Students from any course are welcome, the only requirement is an interest in rocketry!

Upcoming Events

Society Team Photo

We will be having our annual photo taken by the Loughborough Students’ Union, and would love to get as many of our members on it as we can, so come along!

19/02/2020 – 9:20 am LSU

Space Industry Lecture Series

Loughborough Space Society invites you to our first evening of the Space Industry Lecture Series! In this lecture, we invite guest speakers Peter Jenkins and Dr. Julian Onions, both fellows of the Royal Astronomical Society, to speak about astrophotography and dark matter respectively. We’ll also have a short presentation of our UKSEDS team’s rocket, ‘The Big Oof’.

27/02/2020 – 7pm till 8:30pm
MORE COMING SOON (10/03, 24/03)

Chimera: Hybrid Rocket Testing

We will be testing the hybrid rocket engine we are currently developing. You are welcome to bring a camera. Have a look at last years test here.

07/03/2020 – 2pm till 3pm
21/03/2020 – 5pm till 6pm Observatory

Mars Colony World Cafe

A society collaboration discussing about Mars topics like: Politics & Crime, Production, Ethical background, Financing the project, Terraforming, Nutrition, Monetary system, Habitat Design and Research & Science goals.

21/03/2020 – 6pm till 8:30pm

Space Mission Designathon

WarmUp: Team Building and Mission Design Lecture
Missions: Interstellar Spacecraft & Planet 9, Lunar Telescope, CubeSats & Climate Change

More details soon
02/05/2020 – 10am till 7pm

Space Startup Lab

STEMLab / Ideas Factory
Open to members of Loughborough Space

More details soon

Astronomy Night

Open to members of Loughborough Space

More details soon

Space Society Trip

Open to members of Loughborough Space

More details soon

We hope to see many new faces and of course our current members at the events! As we know that there are some shy people around, feel free to get in touch with us. Like we mentioned above, you can use our contact form, send us a message on FB Messenger, or get in touch with a member of our lovely committee. You can of course also bring a friend!

Never stop exploring.

Love and rockets,
Loughborough Space

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