About the Department
MSSL is UCL's Department of Space and Climate Physics. UCL was one of the first universities in the world to become involved in making scientific observations in space. Since MSSL was established in 1966, we have participated in over 35 satellite missions and over 200 rocket experiments.
The laboratory is located in a Victorian mansion set in 30 acres of land in the Surrey Hills, 35 miles from London, with spectacular views across the Surrey and Sussex countryside. Here we have the unique capability of designing, building and testing instruments and other spacecraft systems on site. Seven research groups supported by specialist engineers conduct our scientific research. Staff also teach space-related courses at UCL.
University College London
Department of Space and Climate Physics
Mullard Space Science Laboratory
Holmbury St. Mary
Surrey RH5 6NT
+44 (0)1483 204100
+44 (0)1483 278312
How to find us:
MSSL is situated in the Surrey countryside, in the centre of the Guildford/Dorking/Horsham 'triangle'. The nearest train station is Gomshall, however there are limited onward transport links from there.
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Explore our heritage through history the beginnings, directors and archives of MSSL.
Published quarterly and including brief descriptions of activities and news from MSSL.
Every autumn, MSSL recognises the outstanding achievements of its staff and students. Award, named in memory of past members of staff, are given in the categories recognising outstanding work by students, post-docs, engineers and those in outreach.
At MSSL, we are committed to providing a safe and enjoyable working and studying environment for all.