Dstl, the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, maximises the impact of science and technology on UK defence, security and prosperity. We’re extremely proud of our work, which saves lives in the UK, overseas and on the frontline. We’re an Executive Agency of the Ministry Of Defence, accountable to government.
Working with our defence and space partners, we tracked the final orbit and reentry of Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) 5 during a delivery mission to the International Space Station. The data we gathered gives a unique insight into how objects behave in space, and has proved vital in improving the UK's space security.
At Dstl our work covers a huge range of technical areas from biology and chemistry to engineering and analysis. We’ve put together this short video to showcase some of our work and provide an insight into what our incredible people do every day.