Markus GEISS

OHB System AG-MunichSystems Engineer and Project Manager

Markus Geiss is an Engineer, Entrepreneur, Global Thinker and NewSpace Advocate with over 10 years of international experience in the Space sector, reaching from academia to large system integrators and NewSpace startups.

Currently, Markus is a systems engineer and project manager at OHB System in Munich where he leads the development of an optical payload for a commercial Earth observation satellite constellation. In addition, Markus is the 4D printing and business development lead at DcubeD where he develops smart actuators and deployables for SmallSats. Furthermore, he is the co-founder of Hopstronautix and SpaceBrewery, promoting awareness, outreach and excitement for Space.

Markus Geiss holds a Master’s and PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado Boulder where he focused on design optimization and 4D printing. Before that, Markus attended the International Space University’s Space Studies Program in 2014 and the University of Applied Sciences in Munich for his Bachelor studies. Markus completed a dual studies program with Airbus Space in Munich, Bremen and Kourou working as an AIT engineer on JWST, ATV and Ariane 5 programs.