Nelly Offord Harlé

Business Line Manager - Exploration. Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd

Nelly Offord Harlé graduated in Aerospace Engineering and Business from Supaéro (now called ISAE, Institut Supérieur d’Aéronautique et de l’Espace), a Grande École in Toulouse, France.

Nelly started her career as a Management and Strategy consultant, in the automotive and aerospace sectors, moving across the USA, France and the UK.

In 2012, Nelly settled in the Space Sector and joined Airbus Defence and Space, working as Industrial Manager, then Payload Programme Manager, and finally managing Advance project R&D programmes for the Telecom Satellite Business Division in the UK.

Nelly transferred to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL) in 2019 to head the Exploration business development, and her main focus has been on the realisation of SSTL’s ambitions in Lunar Communication and Navigation services. She is now developing SSTL Lunar, a brand of SSTL dedicated to the provision of Lunar support services, looking at offering commercial lunar data-relay service provision with Lunar Pathfinder from 2024 onwards.

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7th July 2021

Keynote Theatre

Innovation and Commercialisation: The Future of Space

The role of space in everyday life is evolving and growing. We need to boost commercialisation in the space sector through innovation, access to capital and talent.

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