- Earth & Space Science & Engineering
Dr. Franz Newland obtained his PhD in the department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the University of Southampton (UK).
He did post-doctoral research at the Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales in Toulouse, focusing on tracking spacecraft and debris near the geostationary arc using a fully-automated telescope based in Haute Provence.
He is also a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' Space Operations and Support Technical Committee and an associate fellow of the AIAA. He has spent many years in the space industry in Europe and now Canada. Franz worked on ESA missions, at CNES' ATV control centre and at COM DEV Ltd. in Cambridge on nanosatellite and microsatellite missions.