Resources

The society is trying to compile a list of useful resources for members interested in space, hobby rocketry and other projects and interests related to the society’s activities.

Space News and Exploration

Space:uk magazine – good overall view of news and information about UK, Europe and global space endeavours.

UKSEDS – UK national student space society, the website has information on their projects, conferences, workshops and career events.

British Interplanetary Society – The British Interplanetary Society is devoted to initiating, promoting and disseminating new concepts and technical information about space flight and astronautics through meetings, symposia, publications, visits and exhibitions. Check out and consider joining to get monthly publications and entry to events.

Model/Hobby Rocketry

Slightly irritatingly there are two main bodies that govern the launching of model rocketry in the UK, the BMFA covers low powered flight, but for mid and high powered flight, one must have membership of both of the following.

UKRA – United Kingdom Rocketry Association, find safety and legal information regarding launches here

BMFA – British Model Flying Association

List of sites where you can purchase model rocket packs and materials in the UK:

Rockets & Things

GB Rockets

Model Rocket Shop

Elite Models

And an American site with a really informative and useful newsletter:

Apogee Rockets: Peak of Flight Newsletter

and an amazing resource for all things rocket and model rocketry from the same site:

Rocketry for Educators (scroll down to basic background information)