Tim has more than twenty years experience in business-to-business aerospace data publishing. He was Sales Director and then Managing Director of AvSoft Ltd, publisher of the ACAS aviation fleet database, and was instrumental in growing the business. Tim joined Flightglobal in 2004 through the acquisition of AvSoft, becoming Publisher of Flightglobal’s fleet and news services. Tim executed the MBO of SpaceTrak in 2013 and is the company’s product development and commercial lead.
Tim has a degree in Engineering with Business Studies from the University of Portsmouth and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
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VP Business Development
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VP Mission Assurance
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Head of Space
Swiss ReinsuranceThe SpaceTrak online database, as well as the Space Review analysis, have been very valuable to conduct our day-to-day underwriting business.
Corporate Strategy Advisor
IntelsatSpaceTrak’s comprehensive data is incredibly valuable in helping us make informed business decisions.
Head of Space Content
David is Head of Space Content for Seradata, with overall responsibility for the SpaceTrak launch and satellite database. He is also Editor of Seradata’s news service, Seradata Space Intelligence.
David has been a space analyst and consultant working on the SpaceTrak database since 1997 when he acted as the editor for the launch of the original version, then produced by Airclaims. Since then, David has worked in similar roles for Ascend, Flightglobal and Seradata. Most recently David has been instrumental in the development and marketing of latest version of the database, SpaceTrak3.
David holds three engineering degrees including a Master of Science degree in Astronautics and Space Engineering from Cranfield University. David also holds a science teaching qualification. During his Engineering degree studies the University of Salford, David won the British Airways prize for Air Transport Engineering and a Guinness Peat Aviation Fellowship. David is a life member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
Phil Hylands is a key editor of SpaceTrak, specialising in spacecraft payload data. Previously, Phil was a Space Systems Analyst at the UK Ministry of Defence, where he conducted detailed research and analysis and was responsible for the creation and maintenance of electronic databases. Earlier, Phil enjoyed a 24-year career in the Royal Navy, attaining the rank of Chief Petty Officer and serving in several Royal Navy ships and units within the Electronic Warfare and Intelligence specialisation. Phil Hylands is a fellow of the British Interplanetary Society.
Sally focuses on spacecraft research including specifications, subsystems and payloads
In addition to launcher and satellite systems research, Matthew tracks company information and financial results