Airbus Defence & Space (formerly BAe Space Systems Ltd)

Mechanical Engineer / Graduate Mechanical Engineer / Sponsored Apprentice
British Aerospace Space Systems Ltd
1983 – 1992
Stevenage, United Kingdom



Mechanical Engineer :

•Managed International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) spacecraft thermal testing, Intespace, Toulouse, France

•AIT & launch site operations,SKYNET 4/NATO 4 military spacecraft

•Co-ordinated spacecraft preparation during launch campaigns in French Guiana & USA

•Supervised solar array, mechanism & antenna deployments

•Lecturer on AIT, Southampton University Spacecraft Technology course & ESTEC, The Netherlands

•Organised apprentice training

•Produced AIT operations promotional video

•Qualified fuelling & pyrotechnic handler


Graduate Mechanical Engineer :

•Managed £60K subcontract spacecraft thermal test equipment (H/W & S/W)

•AIT operations at Stevenage, Bristol & Germany, optical alignment on 9 spacecraft

•Apprentice of the Year Award


Sponsored Apprentice :

•Researched & developed new techniques of holography in vibrational analysis, final year university project

•Completed wide cross-section of industrial & management training

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