Our team of engineering students successfully tested their trailblazing technology in zero-gravity conditions in Bordeaux.
PHP Cubed – Georgie Crewdson, Tom Critchley, Matteo Pontecorvo, Liam Ardagh and Alex Evans – were one of only two student teams to travel to Bordeaux as part of the European Space Agency’s ‘Fly Your Thesis!’ competition.
The team’s experiments took place on a on a specially modified zero-gravity Airbus A310 flight at Novespace, a subsidiary of the French National Centre for Space Studies.
This parabolic flight allows researchers to interact with their experiments in a weightless environment, simulating the conditions of outer space.
Throughout the week the graduates tested their novel passive heat management system, scaled down for a nanosatellite application. This system enables sensitive components to be cooled and temperatures to be managed without the need for a power supply or moving parts – a crucial factor in reducing weight and size in nanosatellites that can weigh as little as one kilogram. Read More →
University of Brighton experts have helped develop a solar-powered car.
Built by students from Ardingly College and Ifield Community College in West Sussex, the vehicle has been shipped to Australia where it is taking part in a 3,000 kilometer outback challenge. Read More →
A racing car built by engineering students and destined to race at Silverstone this summer has been unveiled on the site of the University of Brighton’s soon to open new car and bike parking facility at its Moulsecoomb campus.
The car has been designed and built from scratch by Brighton Racing Motors, a team of undergraduate students from the University’s School of Computing, Engineering and Mathematics and will compete in this year’s Formula Student event at Silverstone, the home of British motor racing. Read More →
In part two of our film series documenting Brighton Racing Motors team journey to Silverstone for the Formula Student competition, we asked our team of final year engineering students – why do you do this?
Watch the video to find out what motivates them as they construct the car