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Space Scotland welcomes inaugural Executive Director

By Eric Van Rees - 8th December 2022 - 09:12

The Scottish space sector’s rapid ascent has charted another milestone with the appointment of a highly credentialed expert to lead the industry’s representative body.

Dr Hina Khan joins Space Scotland as its first-ever Executive Director bringing more than 25 years’ experience in the space industry and with plans to use her expertise to help accelerate the sector’s growth and collaboration.

Having previously worked at NASA, the European Space Agency and the leading space-based data and analytics firm, Spire, Hina has been in the space sector for all of her working life and is looking forward to bringing a fresh perspective to the industry.

Space Scotland provides a single voice to represent the collective Scottish industrial space community with the aim of enabling, promoting and growing the sector within the wider UK space proposition. The industry-led body is made up of 60 space companies, as well as academia and government officials, including Trade Minister, Ivan McKee.

Space Scotland’s vision is for Scotland to become the best place on Earth to build a Space Business. It aims to help the sector achieve a goal of contributing more than £4billion annually to the Scottish economy by 2030.

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