UCL Department of Space and Climate Physics



MSSL offers consultancy in a number of areas, including scientific expertise, electronics and mechanical design, software design and image processing. MSSL can provide space hardware and associated test equipment under commercial contract.
Swift UVOT testing


Staff at MSSL have expertise in a wide range of areas, from scientific expertise on space to engineering and technology management. Contact us to find out about working with MSSL on your projects.

CAD model of ExoMars PanCam

Instrument Design

Our engineering expertise covers a wide range of in-situ and remote sensing space instrumentation. High-quality bespoke instruments can be designed on request.



MSSL's testing facilities, including vibration and thermal vacuum facilities, ensure instrumentation and hardware can survive and operate in space. Access to these facilities can be negotiated through our Industry Programme.

Space Policy 

Space Policy Related Reports supported by MSSL staff:



UCL Centre for Systems Engineering:

UCLse's founding aim was to share the knowledge and skills developed by the Mullard Space Science Laboratory from over two hundred successful rocket and space missions completed over the last fifty years with systems engineers in other sectors.

Relevant Contact
Industrial Programme Manager

Dr Richard Cole
+44 1483 229