About EIRSAT-1

Learn more about the project sending Ireland’s first satellite into space, and the team behind it


A team of students and professors at University College Dublin (UCD) are currently designing, building, and preparing to launch Ireland’s very first satellite. In addition to making history, through its development, UCD space science and engineering students have the opportunity to develop sought-after skills in the industry. When it is completed, it will carry three experiments on its Low Earth Orbit at an altitude of 400km.

The EIRSAT-1 project is carried out with the support of the Education Office of the European Space Agency, under the educational Fly your Satellite! Programme.