UK: Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) appointed Luis Gomes as Business Unit Director of Earth Observation (EO) and Science. About Gomes’ appointment, Dr Matt Perkins, CEO at SSTL, said, “He brings a wealth of experience and a deep understanding SSTL’s unique approach to Space missions. His appointment strengthens our leadership team at a time of significant growth.”
Gomes has extensive technical knowledge and practical experience of designing, planning and managing EO programmes. In his previous role as Head of Business for Earth Observation, he was responsible for the development of the recently launched NovaSAR-S low cost radar mission, and the 1m resolution SSTL-300S1 platform that will provide daily high resolution imaging in the forthcoming DMC3 constellation.
Gomes joined SSTL in 1997 as a Mission Analysis Engineer specialising in thermal design. Having completed an MSc at the University of Surrey in 2001 with research in Spacecraft Charging, he became a project manager and oversaw the build and commissioning of the high resolution Beijing-1 satellite launched in 2005.
He led the negotiations and project for the NigeriaSat-2 programme before taking over the management of the Earth Observation business line.
Source: Space Daily