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Susan Jason

Susan joined the Space Professionals Partnership Network following the UK Space Conference in Belfast in Nov 2023.  Susan has expertise in Small Satellite Missions, Space Systems Engineering, Technical Assurance, and Programme Development.

Susan joined the space sector in 1999 and has worked on over 24 space missions for a range of commercial, government, academic and space agency customers. Susan worked at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited for 20 years in a variety of technical, strategic and leadership roles. These included developing new mission concepts (such as the Disaster Monitoring Constellation) to spacecraft systems engineering on schedule constrained missions such as GIOVE-A (first Galileo Positioning Satellite for Europe) and CARBONITE-1 (video from space demonstration). She has worked on bids, studies and missions operating in a range of orbital environments and delivering a diverse set of applications from Technology Demonstration and Space Situational Awareness to Navigation, Space Science and Earth Observation. As Lunar and Exploration Missions Lead, Susan played a pivotal role in the strategic and technical development of the Lunar Pathfinder Programme.


Susan joined In-Space Missions for 3 years as Principal Systems Engineer and Head of Outreach. During this time she drove the rapidly expanding company to gain ISO-9001 certification, built the company outreach and skills development programme, led the test phases of Faraday-1 and provided technical assurance and mentoring on the Faraday Phoenix, Prometheus-2, and Titania missions.

In 2022 Susan started her own Space-Systems Consultancy offering mission and systems engineering, technical management, mentoring and technical assurance to new and established space organisations.

Susan holds a PhD in Spacecraft Systems Engineering and a Masters in Astronautics and Spacecraft Engineering from Cranfield University and a BSc (Hons) in Physics with Astrophysics from the University of Leeds

When not working Susan enjoys reading, walking, listening to music and stargazing.