Rob Spurrett is a serial entrepreneur, having used his engineering skills to build a set of electronic space-hardware businesses. In the 1980s, he built the then UKAEA Infrared calibration business, supplying temperature references to early generation meteorology satellites. He then pioneered the use of Li-ion batteries in space: Rosetta, the European Space Agency’s (ESA) comet spacecraft, and almost 100 other missions depend upon his batteries. Heading the European Division of Canadian Space company COM DEV, he enhanced both its technical base in active waveguide microwave components, and restored it to financial health.
Currently, he is a co-founder and CEO at Launa Space, which is providing low-cost, simple and reliable connections to sensors and mobile equipment. He is also a chairman at Oxford Space Systems, helping its investors and executive team to accelerate their growth, as well as he also founded and led Cherry Space Ltd.