An interview with Prof Guglielmo Aglietti or known mostly as Prof G. who heads the Auckland Space Institute – Tepunaha Atea at the University of Auckland. Prof G was the Royal Academy of Engineering Research Chair in Space Engineering, and the Center Director for Surrey Space Center in the UK. He worked on a range of topics from space missions design and delivery, to hardware development, downstream applications, and educational & knowledge transfer activities.
His technical background is in aerospace structures and mechanisms. He holds a Bachelors and PhD degrees in Aerospace Engineering.
His work ranges from academic research and consultancy activities for the ISS, the Space Shuttle programme, and numerous applications in various industrial developments and satellite systems in the UK space industry and internationally most notably on space debris and space situational awareness. His academic work is described in over 200 publications, and has been presented at major conferences.
In this interview, we learn about the plethora of pioneering activities and experience Prof G has done over the past several decades notably his cost effective space debris demonstration "Remove Debris" mission, and his role in capacity building and growing the space ecosystem in New Zealand through the Auckland Space Institute.
Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder and CEO, SpaceBase
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