CSED Projects

ARIEL Space Mission

ARIEL (Atmospheric Remote-sensing Exoplanet Large-survey) has been selected as the fourth medium-class mission in ESA’s Cosmic Vision programme, due for launch in 2028.

To read more, please visit:

ARIEL Data Challenge – Please visit the ARIEL Data challenge website http://ariel-datachallenge.space

ARIEL Data challenge – Coming soon!

Twinkle Space Mission

Twinkle is a small satellite designed to analyse the atmospheres of planets orbiting distant stars, as well as objects in our own Solar System. Twinkle is managed by Blue Skies Space Ltd.

Mission Overview.

Exoplanets @ UCL

The Exoplanets group at UCL specialises in spectroscopy of exoplanet atmospheres, including data reduction, atmospheric modelling, novel retrieval techniques and space missions.

UCL-exoplanets GitHub

All our codes are open source, available on GitHub!


The ExoAI project is funded by the European Research Council to explore the use of machine learning and deep learning to the data analysis and interpretation of exoplanetary data.


The ExoMol project aims to produce high temperature line lists of spectroscopic transitions for key molecular species likely to be significant in the analysis of the atmospheres of extrasolar planets and cool stars. This molecular data is crucial foraccurate astrophysics models of the opacity and spectroscopy of these atmospheres.


The ExoLights project is funded by the European Research Council to develop novel techniques for data analysis and interpretation of exoplanet atmospheres as well as new space mission concepts for exoplanet spectroscopy.