Our advisors

Professor Iain Steele | Director, Astrophysics Research Institute, Liverpool John Moores University

A pioneer in the development of low cost spectrographs and an international authority on astronomy, Prof. Steele is responsible for the operations of the largest robotic telescope on Earth, the 2 metre diameter Liverpool Telescope.

Dr Amanda Hughes | Lecturer, Engineering Department, University of Liverpool

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Liverpool’s Engineering Department. An experienced photovoltaic engineer and physicist, Dr Hughes first collaborated with AMC on the initial feasibility study for APS-1 and is now the lead academic partner on its mechanical engineering development, taking particular interest in the integration of the optics payload into the satellite bus.

Dr Kevin Worrall | Lecturer, School of Engineering, University of Glasgow

Lecturer in Aerospace Science and faculty member at the University of Glasgow’s School of Engineering. As one of the world’s leading experts on space drilling, Dr Worrall is principal academic investigator for AMC’s space drill project, having previously undertaken tests of a prototype in Antarctica in cooperation with the British Antarctic Survey.

Robert J. Morris FBIS

An engineer and manager experienced in all aspects of spacecraft and ground station development from design through to production and launch, Robert is a former UK astronaut candidate, Northern Space Consortium Board Member and Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.