What is SEDS?

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration. SEDS helps students develop their technical and leadership skills by providing opportunities to manage and participate in national projects as well as to attend conferences, publish their work, and develop their professional network, in order to help students become more effective in their present and future careers in industry, academia, government, and education. SEDS was founded as a chapter-based organization in 1980 at MIT by Peter Diamandis, at Princeton University by Scott Scharfman, and at Yale University by Richard Sorkin. SEDS-USA was founded as a national group in 1982 by Peter Diamandis, Bob Richards, and Todd Hawley. The largest student-run space organization in the world, it consists of an international community of high school, undergraduate, and graduate students from a diverse range of educational backgrounds in chapters all over the world, including Canada, India, Israel, Mexico, Nepal, Nigeria, Philippines, Spain, United Kingdom, and United States.

Our Vision

Bringing together students of many disciplines from all corners of the country to celebrate student shared passion for all things about space.


Students for the Exploration and Development of Space.

General Information

SEDS Sri Lanka has been recently started on 1st of September in 2018 by the student named Amila Sandun Basnayaka. This international based organization mainly focuses on Aviation & Aerospace industry. SEDS is organized by country, region, and chapter. There is a large contingent of SEDS chapters in the United States, which are governed regionally and nationally by SEDS-USA. SEDS India has nine SEDS chapters under it and is headquartered at VIT University. SEDS-Canada and UKSEDS, and student leaders of the international groups convene as SEDS-Earth, the global governing body of SEDS. We are a unique organization run entirely by students and young professional volunteers, and we have a unique insight into the Sri Lanka space sector from a student perspective, using our expertise and data to advocate for development of the space skills pipeline.