Andrew Ratcliffe

Andrew Ratcliffe

Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency
United Kingdom

Andrew Ratcliffe is Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency (UKSA) leading the Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) which serves as principal advisor to the Deputy CEO on matters pertaining to the technical readiness and execution of UKSA programmes. Andrew also represents HMG as head of delegation at a number of international forums including the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Science and Technical Subcommittee (UNCOPUOS) and Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC). Prior to joining the UKSA, Andrew worked for Airbus Defence and Space where his role included leading a number of mission studies and technology development activities for ESA across Science and Exploration including the development of a Harpoon for capturing space debris.

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