The School of Physics is leading the development of SkyHopper, a proposed mission concept for an innovative IR-space telescope on a 12U CubeSat (nanosatellite of approximately 20kg mass) to search for Earth-analogs around cool stars and to identify Gamma Ray Bursts afterglows during the epoch of reionization. To read more about the science goals and mission design, please visit the “For Scientists” section of the SkyHopper website.

Supervisor Profiles & Available Research Projects

Dr Michele Trenti

  • Spacecraft thermal modeling
  • Simulations and optimization of SkyHopper’s observing strategy