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Looking for Rocket Propulsion and Launch Engineering expertise? Meet Adam Baker

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At the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications we can introduce you to many experts in the business, academic and consultancy world. People with experience and knowledge that can propel your ideas and develop your business propositions. We have five different technical experts available until the end of March 2022 – so get in touch with us to start a conversation.

Rocket propulsion and Launch Engineering – Dr. Adam Baker

Dr Adam Baker has hands-on experience in many aspects of rocket propulsion, having spent almost 25 years working on technical development of chemical rocket propulsion and designing and modelling aspects of launch services. He has held management positions with Virgin Galactic, SSTL and QinetiQ. Adam managed the Astronautics course at Kingston University, developed its small rocket test facility and is a visiting Fellow in Space Propulsion and Launch Vehicles at Cranfield University. He has developed numerous short training courses on launch systems and other aspects of space systems engineering. Adam is Visiting Fellow in space propulsion & launch vehicles at Cranfield University and is former chairman of the UK Space Propulsion Working Group. He is a qualified trainer with a PGCE.

Dr Adam Baker has worked with a range of UK and European based SMEs since 2010. Support has included interim programme and technical management, market surveys and grant opportunity identification, creating marketing plans, proposal writing, technical sales & technical support both in house and in client facing roles. Companies he has supported have been working in the areas of small spacecraft missions, space propulsion, launch systems, aerospace structural materials, energy and power systems (both ground and space). Adam is on the board of several SMEs and has founded companies in the space sector. He is an independent advisor to the European Commission on launch technology business support and funding. Adam is extremely knowledgeable in European and UK grant funding, and is a reviewer for the UK’s NSTP. He supports businesses in accessing funding at key points in their early stage growth.


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