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Get creative with space! Be a satellite engineer for a day… design, build, and present your concept to your fellow satellite builders.

cassini spacecraft orbiting saturnSatellites affect our every-day lives. Mobile phones, TV channels, navigation, weather forecasts; all use satellite communications. They also play an essential role in space exploration. This workshop, developed for Upper KS2, KS3 and KS4, encompasses all of the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths); it sets out to explain why we need satellites, their myriad of uses and the de-orbit technologies currently being implemented. 

A visual presentation kicks off the session, with video footage, colourful slides and a brief talk about satellite science and technology, and the many career opportunities within the satellite industry. The talk will also discuss the cost per kilo of launching useful things into space.

Armed with their new-found knowledge, participants will then conceive, design and build their own satellite and make a short presentation to the group about its use and (depending on ability) potential launch cost.

We can run this as an immersive 2.5 hour, half day workshop or, if you have several classes or groups, we can run mini sessions over a half or full day.


The costs for our Build a Satellite workshop are:
Half day: £200
Full day: £300

ADD-ON: reduced costs available if booked with other activities… ask for details
Price includes all materials and specialist equipment.

Travel is charged at 45p per mile from our base in Hastings to your venue and back again. If the journey will take us over 2 hours we may have to charge for an overnight stay which costs an extra £45. If our journey includes tolls and ferry charges, these will be added too.

This workshops can take place anywhere that can accommodate a projector and screen, plus enough tables and chairs for the audience (a classroom, library, or village hall will do just fine). Participants will work in teams of two to four.

Once you’ve read our Workshop Booking Guidelines, please complete the Workshop Booking Form to make your booking. If you need to talk through any aspects of your booking before filling out the form, call us on 01424 420968 or send us an email.

• We hold £10,000,000 Public Liability Insurance
• All of our electrical equipment is PAT tested, certificates are available on request
• All our presenters hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate and carry photo ID