CPS members play key roles in planetary space missions such as Mars Express, Cassini Huygens and Rosetta. The Centre is also one of three UK universities to play a leading role in the European Union-funded Europlanet project that brings together Europe’s major planetary science centres.

The CPS is a centre of excellence for research in planetary sciences, based on a collaboration between three UCL departments -Physics and AstronomyEarth Sciences, and Space and Climate Physics - and the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Birkbeck. It forms part of the UCL Institute of Origins, which promotes world-leading research at UCL in topics related to the Origins and Evolution of the Universe.

The CPS is primarily a "virtual" research centre, and comprises researchers within the following groups at UCL and Birkbeck: 

The CPS also houses the United Kingdom's only NASA Regional Planetary Imaging Facility.

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