Vladimir Ten

Vladimir Ten

CTO & Co-Founder

Vladimir is the CTO and Co-Founder of Clutch Space Systems, with 20 years experience of leading aerospace systems and mission programmes with organisations such as SSTL, Airbus, and ISS.  Vladimir has been solely responsible for the concept development, build, test and operation of the CLUTCH-AnyBAND suite of products.

Prior to forming Clutch Space Systems he worked at research and teaching post-doctoral positions at the University of Bristol before switching to a full-time industrial career in 2006 by joining the space programme of Kazakhstan in the engineering and engineering management capacity.  Since then he has worked as a Chief Systems Engineer, Project Manager, and customer representative with Airbus Defence and Space (France), SSTL (UK) and other companies including a Kazakh-French Joint Venture (Ghalam,) which has given him a unique perspective over the various approaches adopted by very different companies working in the space sector.

On top of his engineering management experience, Vladimir has a proven track record of being able to design and build dependable and working solutions from first principles, to tight schedules and within budget, covering the whole product life cycle from concept to delivery. The examples include solutions from as small as bespoke UAV navigation systems to software defined ground stations, full automation of satellite operations and system end-to-end tests, and to small satellite mission systems engineering from concept to in-orbit delivery.

Vladimir has a PhD in Physics and Mathematics from the Lomonosov Moscow State University, as well as MSc with Honours in Applied Mathematics and Mechanics.

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