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I'm a PhD student at the University of Manchester, specializing in sustainable design approach for space missions. My research focuses on sustainable space mission approaches, gathering vital Earth data while ensuring long-term space environment preservation.

Other research

  • From Launch to Business Insight: Developing a framework to assess the environmental cost of satellite data with consideration of technical, economic and governance aspects. In collaboration with Callala Ltd and Sixty7.green Ltd. July 2023 - ongoing.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Space Engineering, University of Surrey

Sept 2020Sept 2021

Award Date: 18 Nov 2022

Bachelor of Science, Astronomy, Space Science and Astrophysics, University of Kent

Sept 2016Jun 2020

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020


  • Space Science
  • Space
  • Space Sustainability
  • Astrodynamics
  • Orbit Mechanics
  • Satellite Constellations
  • Earth Observation
  • Space Debris


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