Shahida Barick

Effective Space, Head of Spacecraft Operations

Shahida brings 20 years of experience in operating governmental and commercial satellites and is presently responsible for defining the operational framework under which docked life-extension services will be provided by a fleet of small satellites – a UK industry first.

Shahida joined the Airbus group in 1997 as a Mission & Operations Engineer, supporting commercial operators and went on to become the Operations Director for the British military satellite programme, Skynet 5, during their launch and initial payload test campaigns.

She went on to provide operations support to the Galileo programme, working from the European Space Agency centre in Noordwijk, Netherlands; and later worked at Viasat UK to develop and promote satellite broadband applications in the UK, leveraging off the worlds highest capacity satellites.

Shahida has a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Queen Mary College, University of London and is a Chartered Engineer as well as being a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.


Programme sessions

11:00 – 12:00

Space technologies to watch in 2019 and beyond

Oxfordshire has a key role to play in helping the UK space industry reach its target of 10% of the global space market by 2030. With 80 space organisations employing 800 people, Harwell Space Cluster is already home to many companies with leading edge, innovative space technology. This all female panel will highlight the technologies that are leading to step-changes in the UK space industry and let you know which companies to follow in 2019 and beyond.

Who should attend?  Anyone who wants to know more about the UK space sector the exciting developments within it and the innovative technologies that are changing the sector forever. The people you will be hearing from will be major players in the future of the space industry, so see them here first!

Location: John Henry Brookes Lecture Theatre
Speakers: Shahida Barick, Joanna Hart, Rain Irshad, Elizabeth Seward and Shefali Sharma

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