Prof Sir Martin Sweeting
Executive Chairman, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)
Prof. Sir Martin pioneered highly capable small satellites utilizing modern consumer electronics to change the economics of space and stimulate the NewSpace industry. In 1985, he founded a University spin-off company (SSTL) which has designed, built, launched and operated in orbit 70 nano, micro and mini-satellites – as well as 34 navigation payloads for the European Galileo constellation. Sir Martin is a Fellow of the Royal Society and the Royal Academy of Engineering. Knighted by HM The Queen, he has been identified as one of the UK’s 20 most influential engineers in the UK.