Michael Russell Bailey Jones


Space Links

Work : EADS-Astrium


I have now been at Astrium for 26 years, joining it originally when it was Marconi Space and seeing it grow through mergers and acquisition to include the major space companies in Europe. It is now fully owned by EADS and sits alongside Eurocopter and Airbus.


Most of my involvement over the years has been with the equipments that form the building blocks for the payload. Having been involved in a range of hardware spanning Communications, Remote Sensing, Navigation and Science missions. For the last 8 years I have had the interesting role of Chief Engineer for UK Payload Equipments.

Astrium is Europe’s largest Space Company and the third largest in the World. This is an exciting place to work.

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Astrium employs 15,000 men and women in five countries: France, Germany, the UK, Spain and the Netherlands. All passionate about space and driven by the great adventure of our time – bringing the infinite potential of space down to Earth for the benefit of mankind. Guaranteeing Europe’s access to space as the established leader in space transportation, satellite systems and services, Astrium has for over 40 years been dedicated to bring you all the space you need - now and in the future. It is a mission which resonates with many of the most prestigious names in space – Ariane, the International Space Station, Envisat, Mars Express, Skynet 5 …


The video above presents part of Astrium’s capability. Follow the link to the next page to find out more.