Susan Jason

I am an enthusiastic advocate of space, science, engineering, and innovation and the opportunities, benefits, and inspiration they deliver.

I hold a PhD in Spacecraft Systems Engineering and a Masters in Astronautics and Spacecraft Engineering from Cranfield University and a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leeds.

I have 21 years of experience working in the space industry on over 20 space missions, numerous developments and studies across commercial, agency, national and international projects. This has required that I develop strong communication skills and a flexible, team-oriented work ethic.

I worked for 20 years at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd in a variety of technical, strategic and leadership roles, including mission design, spacecraft systems engineering, space environment analysis, and new programme development. As Exploration Missions Lead, I played a pivotal role in the strategic and technical development of the Lunar Pathfinder Programme

In 2019, I joined In-Space Missions as Principal Systems Engineer and Head of Outreach. I have driven our rapidly expanding company to gain ISO-9001 accreditation, led the final test phases of the Faraday-1 commercial rideshare nanosatellite and am building the company Outreach and STEAM skills development programme.