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SSTL appoints Luis Gomes Director of EO and Science
Surrey Satellite Technology Limited
(SSTL) has appointed Luis Gomes Business Unit Director of Earth Observation (EO) and Science.
is now responsible for the strategic direction at SSTL
in these markets, delivering current projects and further developing the company's reputation for business innovation.
Dr Matt Perkins, CEO at SSTL, commented 'I am delighted that Luis has accepted this senior position within SSTL.
has extensive technical knowledge and practical experience of designing, planning and managing EO
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.
led the negotiations and project for the NigeriaSat-2 programme before taking over the management of the Earth Observation
Besides his interest in SAR and Earth Observation, Gomes is an avid astronomer with particular interest in planetary astrophysics and robotic interstellar probes.
is a keen naval enthusiast and enjoys reading about naval history and maritime geopolitics.
A high resolution headshot of Luis Gomes
is available upon request in JPEG format from the contacts below.