Founder and CEO
Charles has been passionate about space since he was a child. He is an experienced entrepreneur having taken his first company, cloud computing business Nasstar plc, from a start-up to be listed on the London Stock Exchange. Charles’s life long dream has been to create space television and to make space accessible to humanity, building key infrastructure for our multi-world future.
Shaun has ten years’ experience of space systems engineering and R&D management, including experiencing the full mission lifecycle from feasibility study to manufacturing, test, launch and operations. He has been involved in 9 missions and was the Lead System Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL) for the UK’s first CubeSat, STRaND-1. Shaun was also the instigator of the Carbonite-1 mission. Shaun is an alumnus of Southampton University, with a Master’s in Aerospace Engineering with Astronautics, and has travelled around the world in 80 days.
Dr Edmund Simons
Lead Electronics Engineer
Ed is a satellite engineer with five years experience in the space industry. He has a BSc. Electronics (1st Class) and MSc. in Space Technology and Planetary Exploration, awarded with merit. Ed completed his PhD in Advanced Receiver Design for Modernised Global Navigation Satellite Systems signals. Prior to joining Sen, Ed was a Research Fellow in Systems and Avionics at the University of Surrey, Surrey Space Centre. Ed worked with Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd on the UK’s first ever CubeSat, STRaND-1.
Machine Learning Engineer
Matt joined the team full time in May 2017 having completed his PhD in computer vision and machine learning with topics including deep learning, caption generation, face and location recognition. Matt completed his undergraduate degree in electronic and computer engineering at the University of Surrey in 2012 (1st Class with honours). His degree included a 12 month placement at Sharp Laboratories of Europe working on software for head tracked 3D displays.
Lead Spaceflight Software Engineer
Jonathan has worked on space projects for 20 years, in software and systems engineering roles. He was Lead Systems Engineer for the RapidEye constellation of 5 Earth Observation spacecraft, (now owned by Planet). Jonathan’s experience includes working on the ground control systems for the XMM-Newton orbiting X-ray observatory, and most recently at Airbus on the software to control the ExoMars Rover, due to land on Mars in 2020. Jonathan studied Physics at Cambridge University before moving into engineering.