Melbourne Space Lab / SpIRIT (**)

About the Event

Simon will discuss his career development path leading up to his work at the Melbourne Space Laboratory. Simon will also present the activities of the Melbourne Space Laboratory and their progress with the SpIRIT Nanosatellite mission, the first spacecraft supported by the Australian Space Agency.

Mr Simon Barraclough,
SpIRIT Nanosatellite Technical Director,
University of Melbourne

Mr Barraclough has more than 20 years of experience in spacecraft systems, thermal and mechanical engineering. Having graduated from RMIT Aerospace engineering in the late 90s, Simon worked at Airbus Defence and Space (UK) for over 17 years where he served as Lead Engineer and Thermal Group Leader for the thermal control systems on 15+ ESA missions, including Rosetta, LISA Pathfinder and Solar Orbiter. In 2015 Mr Barraclough joined UNSW Canberra, where he was the thermal/mechanical engineer for the Buccaneer Risk Mitigation Mission, and lead systems engineer for the RAAF M1, M2PF and M2 CubeSats. Mr. Barraclough joined the University of Melbourne to lead nanosatellite design and development when MSL was established in 2019. He is the Technical Director for the SpIRIT Nanosatellite mission (launch scheduled in 2022), leading a team of Australian industry partners, and working closely with teams from the Australian, Italian and UK space agencies.

Event Details:
Format: Online
Date: 14th December 2021
Time: 7pm


Online Instructions:
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When:  Dec 14, 2021 from 19:00 to 20:00 (AEST)
Associated with  Sydney Section