Marco Gómez-Jenkins

University of Cambridge • Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow

Marco Gómez-Jenkins is a graduate of the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at the Delft University of Technology, where he completed a master's degree in space systems engineering. He also holds an MBA from Imperial College London. He was a Researcher and Lecturer at the Costa Rica Institute of Technology from 2015 to 2018, where he co-founded the SETEC Space Systems Laboratory. During this time, he was also the Project Manager of the Irazú Project, a space mission that consisted of launching the first Central American satellite in 2018 to monitor carbon fixation in Costa Rican rainforests.

He is currently a Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow at the University of Cambridge where he is commercializing unfolding space telescope technology developed at the Institute of Astronomy. Marco and his colleagues are spinning out a company (Super-Sharp Space Systems) that will use this technology to offer high-resolution thermal infrared images of the earth. He is a member of the Small Satellite Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics and of the Global Shapers community of the World Economic Forum.


International Astronautical Congress 2018

1–5 October 2018

Bremen, Germany