Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory

Next generation concepts for the exploration and exploitation of space.

Space Mechatronics Systems Technology Laboratory

Advanced space mechatronic technology and systems development

Future Air-Space Transportation Technology

Innovative long-term research enabling the air transport and space access systems of the future.

Scottish Space School

Inspiring the next generation of engineers.

Centre for Space Science and Applications

Space physics and environmental monitoring of the Earth from space.

Strathclyde Space Institute

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The Strathclyde Space Institute is a multi-disciplinary venture addressing key challenges in space systems engineering, satellite applications and access to space. Our research centres and associated STEM outreach activities include:

Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory

The Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory is an award-winning research centre undertaking frontier research on visionary space systems. Our work is delivering radically new approaches to space systems engineering to underpin new space-derived products and services. Visit the ASCL Website.

Centre for Future Air-Space Transport Technology

The Centre for Future Air-Space Transportation Technology (cFASTT) is a multidisciplinary research unit that aims to develop and integrate the range of technological disciplines that will be required for future high-speed airliners and access-to-space systems to become a reality. Visit the cFASTT Website.

Space Mechatronics Systems Technology Laboratory

The Space Mechatronic Systems Technology (SMeSTech) Laboratory advances research in space related mechatronic technology and systems development. This is achieved by generating novel conceptual solutions for space exploitation which require high-level intelligence, fast response and efficiency.  Visit the SMeSTech Website.

Centre for Space Science and Applications

The Centre for Space Science and Applications works on a broad range of space physics problems, such as testing the Equivalence Principle and gravitational wave detection from space, and the exploitation of satellite data for environmental monitoring of the Earth’s Oceans. Visit the Centre for Space Science and Applications Website.

Scottish Space School

The Scottish Space School is an associated STEM activity which aims to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers by highlighting the career opportunities available to young people. The programme comprises a week long summer school with a mix of lectures and workshops delivered by leading researchers and NASA astronauts. Visit the Space School Website.

Contact Details

James Weir Building, 75 Montrose Street, Glasgow, G1 1XJ

0141 548 4851


ASCL at the Space Flight Mechanics Meeting 

Two researchers from the ASCL presented their papers in Santa Fe.

It's hip to be square

ASCL researcher looks at what the future holds for this standardised spacecraft platform.  

Most read AIAA journal article authored by ASCL members

Titled: "Multi-criteria comparison among several mitigation strategies for dangerous near Earth objects". 

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Strathclyde researchers have been experiencing life on Mars

Here you can find the interview for Scotland Tonight to Martin Kubicek, a PhD student within FASTT, who spent two week in the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah.

Strathclyde researchers set for mission to Mars

Martin Kubicek, a PhD student within FASTT, along with another post-graduate from Strathclyde, will visit the Mars Desert Research Station in Utah to investigate the problems a future manned crew could encounter on the Red Planet as members of Crew 135. They will conduct research in the latest phase of the Mars Analog Research Station (MARS) project – a global programme that provides scientists and engineers with the opportunity to experience the same constraints as they would on the planet. (read more)

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