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John Ward

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Dr John E Ward holds a Ph.D. in Experimental Astrophysics from University College Dublin and has over six years of postdoctoral research experience working on ground-based gamma-ray telescopes in Arizona and La Palma, as well as NASA cosmic-ray balloon experiments launched from the Swedish Arctic and Antarctica.

Transitioning from academia, he has worked for Spanish and Irish space start-ups in diverse disciplines from systems engineering and project management to business and product development, working on nanosatellites and avionics systems for launchers and ESA scientific missions.

Currently at Spire, he is the Senior Director of Research and Development and  leads the company's strategic R&D developments focusing on long-term technology advancement for future success and competitive advantages.