Equatorial Space Systems (ESS) has appointed new members of the firm’s Board of Advisors — they will provide broad expertise in the engineering of space launch vehicles to the Singapore-based launcher company.
Equatorial Space Systems aims to revolutionize space launch operations with a launcher safer, simpler and more affordable than incumbents, by using the company’s proprietary hybrid propulsion technology. The company’s inaugural suborbital launch of the Dorado sounding rocket is slated for the first half of 2021.
“It’s time for our next leap towards space – great advisors are worth their weight in gold, and can de-risk any R&D program immensely. Armed with Glenn’s and Marcelo’s’ support, set in their decades-long experience in fields of GNC systems and flight dynamics analysis, we will be able to accelerate our development program greatly,” says Simon Gwozdz, the CEO and Founder of ESS.
Mr. Glenn Haskins, previously with Lockheed Martin and Gilmour Space Technologies, will advise the company’s growing engineering team’s Guidance, Navigation and Control system development efforts. “In the words of Robert Goddard – it is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow – I can say I’m touched and excited to be a part of the ESS team, and help turning their dreams into reality,” he said.
Mr. Marcelo Martinez, a veteran aerodynamicist and flight dynamics engineer with nearly 40 years of experience in sounding rockets, missiles and ballistics, will advise the company’s efforts in the concept development and aero-mechanics aspects of their access to space vehicles. “I am very proud be invited to the advisory board of Equatorial Space System. I share the ESS vision in transforming the access to space with affordable and disruptive propulsion technology and well-crafted space vehicles. I will focus my efforts to coach and help the company’s fantastic team of young, brilliant engineers that will finally make the ESS vision a reality. I’m grateful to ESS management for this opportunity to be back in the sky,” noted the industry veteran behind projects such as the Tauro sounding rocket.