60 Years of Space at Leicester

Sixty years ago, in 1960, Professor Ken Pounds founded the Space Research Group at the University of Leicester. The first Leicester-built instrument in space was launched aboard a Skylark rocket in 1961 and there has been at least one piece of Leicester-built equipment operating in space every year since 1967. Sixty years on, we are continuing to collaborate with international space agencies and developing Space Park Leicester with local partners.