Exploration of astrodynamics at extremes of length-scale.

Guidance, Navigation and Control

Techniques from complexity science, modern dynamical systems and control theory applied to GNC challenges.

Mission Systems

From ground to space segment, including the mission life-cycle and technology and concept development process.


Optimisation methods and techniques applied to space mission design.


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The Advanced Space Concepts Laboratory undertakes frontier research in four main areas: Astrodynamics, Guidance, Navigation and Control, Mission Systems and Optimisation. Use the navigation pane on the right to find out more about the research conducted in each of these areas.