Space Systems Welcomes Industry Speakers
5 June 2020
MSc module, Space Systems, running 8-12 June, will welcome industry speakers from Satellite Applications Catapult, European Space Agency and Airbus Defence and Space.
As part of our MSc programmes, UCL Centre for Systems Engineering run the Space Systems module. As well as our own experts, this module usually boasts an impressive array of speakers from industry, and 2020 is no exception.
This five-day short course provides a broad understanding of the space sector by exploring why the space sector is important - socially, economically and politically, and its relationship to the contexts of technology, systems engineering and project management.
For the sessions looking at the applications of space missions we have Asimina Syriou from the European Space Agency and Antonios Maillis from the Satellite Applications Catapult. To support the session on what makes up a space mission we have Paul Meacham from Airbus Defence and Space.
Asimina Syriou, Space Applications Engineer at the European Space Agency
Asimina Syriou is an experienced Earth observation specialist with a track record of working across space industry, the United Nations, academia and NGOs focused on the research and development of EO and geospatial applications dedicated to supporting humanitarian relief, social justice, wildlife conservation and sustainable development.
Her current role at the European Space Agency involves engagement in a dynamic range of activities in support of an expanding effort to further the exploitation of satellite technologies and feeding them into diverse downstream business applications.
Prior to joining ESA, Asimina was working at the Satellite Applications Catapult. Her role involved close engagement in cutting-edge development projects and activities, providing EO/geospatial technical input within both collaborative and commercial R&D projects.
Asimina holds a Ptychion in Geography from Harokopio University of Athens and a Master's degree in Geoscience and Remote Sensing from the engineering department of the University of Edinburgh. She is a fellow at the Royal Geographical Society and since November 2019 she has been a mentor for Women in Geospatial.
Antonios Maillis, Satellite Communications Engineer at Satellite Applications Catapult
Antonios is an experienced Satellite Communications Engineer with an MSc in Satellite Communications and Space Systems and a BEng in Electronic Engineering, he has extensive knowledge of Systems level analysis and design and he is able to approach solutions and services from an end-to-end perspective. He is a Seraphim Space Camp Mentor for Start-ups and also a member of Ofcom’s Satellite Consultative Committee for matters related to Spectrum.
Antonios is a Six Sigma certified Project Manager, proficient in DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control) method, with great experience in Waterfall, Agile as well as ESA, Innovate UK and UKSA project management methodologies.Paul Meacham, Engineering Manager, ExoMars Rover Vehicle Project at Airbus Defence and Space
Paul Meacham leads the multi-disciplinary engineering team on ExoMars Rover. He is responsible for coordination of all engineering activities on the project, technical lead for Airbus at the Rover Qualification Acceptance Review, internal and external project reporting, participation in non-conformance review boards and chair of qualification reviews at supplier level.
He graduated from Leicester University in 2006 with a Master’s degree in Physics with Space Science & Technology. Paul joined the ExoMars project in October 2008, initial developing one of the prototype rovers used for the development of the autonomous navigation system, before moving in to Systems Engineering and Engineering Management roles.
Space Systems runs 8-12 June 2020. It is normally available as a short course to external delelgates. It will next run in June 2021. Please contact us for any further information or visit the short course page.