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Anu Ojha

Professor Anu Ojha OBE is a member of the Executive Committee of the UK Space Agency (UKSA) and Director for the Championing Space Directorate. Included in his portfolio is leadership of the agency’s International and ESA teams as well as UKSA’s public and parliamentary affairs, communications and education, skills development and inspiration programmes.​

​Prior to joining the Agency in May 2023, Ojha was the founder of the UK National Space Academy programme and a director of the National Space Centre. Appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Leicester in 2016, he is a co-investigator in the University’s programme for nuclear power applications for exploration and has also been involved in data analysis from ESA’s Rosetta, Mars Express and SOHO missions. He continues to teach on the University’s MSc course in space exploration systems specialising in human survival in extreme environments.​

​From 2018 to 2023, Ojha was a member of ESA’s Human Spaceflight and Exploration Science Advisory Committee (HESAC) based at ESTEC and is currently the UK Deputy Head of Delegation ​to ESA Council.