The UK Space Science Programmes by Chris Lee, Chief Scientist/Head of Science Programmes, UK Space Agency

Speaker: Chris Lee
Date: 11th September 2019
Start Time: 19:00
End Time: 20:30
Venue: BIS, 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

We are living in a golden age of European Space Science and nearly every European scientific mission now carries UK-made instrumentation, while UK industry contributes significantly to the satellite and its operations. As we prepare to plan, design and develop the next generation of space science missions,  Chris will describe the UK narrative that lies behind these missions and offer insights into the people and processes that make it all happen.


About the Speaker: 

Chris graduated with a Master’s degree in Space Science in 1980 (Uni of Leicester) before joining British Aerospace where he worked on programmes that included the Hubble Space Telescope, Giotto, and Envisat. In 1998 Chris joined the management team at SCISYS, where his work broadened to include Telecomms and Navsats as well as Exploration, including roles on Beagle 2 and Exomars. Chris joined UK Space Agency in 2014 as Head of International Space Policy and then in Feb 2018 Chris became Head of Science Programmes and Chief Scientist.

Chris has been a past Chair of the International Charter “Space and Major Disasters” organisation and is on the Editorial Board of ROOM, a leading space journal. Chris is also an avid amateur astronomer with a passion for sketching what he observes. He once set up the Bristol branch of BIS!


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