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EXPERIENCE

Our team has decades of combined experience working in the space sector for technical companies; we know the opportunities and the challenges that are unique to the space supply and value chains, from Satellites and Launch vehicles to Downstream applications, STEM educational and Space sustainability.

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SKILLS

We combine technology and research experts bringing practical space sector experience with marketing professionals from digital media, public relations and events management. This ensures we fully understand our clients’ space offering, before delivering growth strategies to surpass business objectives.

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NETWORK

We put collaboration at the heart of our business to better connect our clients, with an unrivalled network of personal relationships across all segments of the global space supply and value chains, as well as academia, finance, government, space agencies and both mainstream and space media.

MEET OUR TEAM

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DANIEL SMITH

Founder & Creative Director

DANIEL SMITH

Founder & Creative Director

Daniel supports our public & private sector clients with BD & marketing strategies. Having helped establish four leading ‘new space’ companies, his industry network is unrivalled. Nominated for a Great British Entrepreneur Award & Sir Arthur Clarke Award for his contribution to the space sector, he is Director of Space Scotland & Advisor to UKSEDS, ESA BIC graduate Responsive Access & New Voices in Space.

Marketing Department

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DARIA FILICHKINA

Chief Operating Officer

DARIA FILICHKINA

Chief Operating Officer

“Dasha” uses her previous experience of working in space sector operations roles to manage and inspire the team, whilst setting demanding standards. She is instrumental in day-to-day operations and participates in the development of innovative marketing strategies, whilst reinforcing client relationships by tracking tasks and deliverables.

Operations Department

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RICHARD OSBORNE

Chief Technology Officer

RICHARD OSBORNE

Chief Technology Officer

Richard is the team’s technical guru, leveraging his practical experience and knowledge of the entire space value chain to support capability matching and new revenue stream identification for clients. He has proven expertise in launch, trajectory analysis, deep space operations and remote sensing. Richard is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and the British Interplanetary Society.

Technical Department

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KATHERINE POLIAKOVA

Head of Digital

KATHERINE POLIAKOVA

Head of Digital

Kate is the team’s digital lead and creative problem-solver with our clients. Her focus on social media and website analytics, visual design and document creation makes her a cornerstone of the team. Kate has a passion for space and experience in marketing and project development.

Marketing Department

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LARA ZANONI

Marketing Manager

LARA ZANONI

Marketing Manager

Lara leads the marketing team to create smart and impactful strategies, working with clients to bring their marketing vision to life. Building on her robust academic background in Corporate Communications, Marketing and Public Relations, Lara brings a pan-European perspective, having worked in Milan and Munich before relocating to Edinburgh.

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ANASTASIA NAIRNE

Marketing Executive

ANASTASIA NAIRNE

Marketing Executive

Anastasia works to promote AstroAgency and our clients with essential tasks, including event organisation and reporting. Prior to joining AstroAgency, she managed communications, creative content and event organisation for GU Rocketry. Anastasia studies cellular and molecular biology at the University of Glasgow.

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DR. NIC ROSS

Chief Data Scientist

DR. NIC ROSS

Chief Data Scientist

Nic combines business acumen with technical expertise, focusing on client relationships as well as supporting the team on space data queries. He has a broad experience in astronomy and astrophysics and an intimate knowledge of the space research ecosystem through his roles at the University of Edinburgh and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab in California.

Technical Department

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OLIVIA LYNCH

Marketing Executive

OLIVIA LYNCH

Marketing Executive

Olivia plays an essential role in planning and delivering tasks related to PR, media relations and events management. Her responsibilities include seeking new media contacts across sectors, as well as tailor event lists and support clients by planning for opportunities to sponsor and exhibit at industry trade shows and conferences.

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CHARLES SIMPSON

Senior Technical Analyst

CHARLES SIMPSON

Senior Technical Analyst

Charles has a diverse background with areas of expertise ranging from rocketry to aerospace policy. He provides the analysis that helps our team acquire the solid understanding of clients’ business and products at the root of AstroAgency’s signature high-quality, technically literate content.

Technical Department

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ANTONIO DUDUIANU

Operations Assistant

ANTONIO DUDUIANU

Operations Assistant

Antonio helps day-to-day processes and long-term tasks run smoothly by ensuring that projects are delivered on time. His role gives him a global view of the company, helping him translate the team’s vision into long- and short-term company strategies, identify, and fill gaps to support project management.

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NIAMH TOMLINSON

Executive Assistant

NIAMH TOMLINSON

Executive Assistant

Niamh provides core administrative support that keeps everyday operations on track. Her responsibilities range from calendar management to preparing correspondence and arranging travel plans. Niamh serves as the first point of contact for many clients, making sure they can immediately engage with the right people in AstroAgency.

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MARY WALKER

Marketing Assistant

MARY WALKER

Marketing Assistant

Mary is a Marketing Assistant, providing critical support to give each deliverable the extra polish it needs to stand out, and contributing her accomplished digital skills to deliver content tailored to each client’s needs. Mary joined AstroAgency through UKSEDS, the UK's national student space society.

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JEAN LEVY

Marketing Executive & Copywriter

JEAN LEVY

Marketing Executive & Copywriter

Jean works closely with the team to conceive, write and deliver high-quality content to support our clients’ message. His experience working in global membership organisations at high levels of government and industry grants him a strong grasp of the global discourse of sustainability and technology.

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CALUM TURNER

Space Sustainability Analyst

CALUM TURNER

Space Sustainability Analyst

Calum is AstroAgency’s Space Sustainability Analyst and brings practical communication experience from his role at the European Southern Observatory. His academic specialty in astrophysics and space systems engineering gives the team an edge in bridging smart marketing with impactful sustainability narratives of the sector.

Technical Department

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AMY KERR

Account Manager

AMY KERR

Account Manager

Amy looks after clients and keeps projects on track by making sure our processes stay ahead of the curve. She brings business expertise from her roles in SolarWinds and several other branding and marketing positions. Her business background complements her flair for branding, client management, and competitor research.

Operations Department

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