To Mars and beyond: engineering our future in space
23 Apr

23 Apr to 23 Apr

Can we make it to Mars and what might we find there? How many exoplanets lie out beyond the solar system that could potentially support life?

Date: Monday 23 April 2018

Time: 6.00pm - 8.30pm

Venue: Prince Philip House, 3 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5DG

Join us to hear how engineers are helping to answer these questions including:

  • The latest developments on the ExoMars Rover, launching in 2020, which will be the first rover to be able to search for traces of life deep below the hostile surface of Mars
  • How UK satellite engineers are designing the Twinkle mission to decode the light from hundreds of extrasolar planets.

The global space industry is already worth $335 billion a year and is growing fast. Our expert speakers will look at the latest technologies and future opportunities as space becomes more commercial, from missions to clear up space junk to designing structures that are light and durable enough to help us explore outer space.


6.00pm Registration

6.30pm Welcome and introduction

Dr Scott Steedman CBE FREng, Editor-in-Chief,Ingenia magazine

6.35pm Anita Bernie, Director of Spectrum Platforms and Demonstration Missions, Surrey Satellite Services Ltd

6.50pm ExoMars Rover - A Martian survival story

Abbie Hutty, Platform Delivery Manager, Airbus Defence and Space

7.05pm A gladiatorial approach to active removal of space debris

Professor Guglielmo Aglietti, RAEng Research Chair and Director of Surrey Space Centre

7.20pm From Earth to Orbit: Why are we yet not going on holiday in space?

Shefali Sharma, Business Development, Oxford Space

7.35pm Q&A session

8.00pm Networking reception

Drinks and food served

8.30pm Close

Ingenia live! events bring to life the stories featured within the pages of Ingenia Magazine , and aim to appeal to anyone who has an interest in engineering, whether they are already engineers or students thinking about studying engineering.


Tickets for this event cost £10.00 including VAT.

Student registration is free of charge. Please contact Lucy Webb , Events Assistant to register for student tickets. Proof of student ID will be required on admission.


All cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to Events Team . A request for cancellation (and refund) will be accepted up to Monday 9 April 2018. Royal Academy of Engineering must make commitments to suppliers at that time and making changes will result in additional costs or penalties. If the cancellation request is received after the deadline, we cannot issue a refund.


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