Satellite Engineer

Qualifications

Degree

Physics

PhD

Mechanical engineering

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Maggie leads a team of scientists and engineers that make custom-built instruments for satellites.

After University, Maggie worked on military projects, including an early warning missile defence system for fighter pilots and mine detectors. "I did that for a couple of years, but then an opportunity came up to work on the Gemini Telescope and I just couldn't turn it down - I've always been fascinated by space - it seems to transcend all human problems. You hear about people fighting each other, but from the perspective of space it looks like ants squabbling over a leaf. Now I build space-telescopes that improve our understanding of the universe and work on satellites that help monitor climate change."

Picture Credit: Robert Taylor

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