The Astrophysics and Space Research Group at the University of Birmingham has been involved in the design and manufacture of space instrumentation for over half a century. We have worked on many high energy (X-ray / Gamma-ray) space experiments and more recently with solar physics observatories. Presently we are working with international collaborations developing both space-borne and ground based gravitational wave detectors.
Listed below are descriptions of projects that the Astrophysics and Space Research Group are currently involved with and some projects we have worked on in the past.
LISA Technology Demonstration Mission
2014 Launch Expected
Laser Interferometry Space Antenna
2018 Earliest Launch Window
Solar-TErrestrial RElations Observatory
EUV Imaging Spectrometer (EIS)
X-ray Multi-Mirror Observatory
Solar Mass Ejection Imager
Large Angle and
X-ray telescope (XRT)