Rob Swinney

Director, Project Leader

In the 1980s Rob Swinney completed his Bachelors degree in Astronomy and Astrophysics at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne and his Masters in Radio Astronomy at the University of Manchester (Jodrell Bank).  Later he graduated from Cranfield University (then the Cranfield Institue of Technolgy) with a Masters degree in Avionics and Flight Control Systems.  After a rewarding career in the Royal Air Force as an Aerosystems Engineer (Avionics) Officer he completed his Commision in 2006 having attained the rank of Squadron Leader.  He is a Chartered Engineer registered with the UK’s Engineering Council and a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (previously known as the Institution of Electrical Engineers), and, of course, a British Interplanetary Society member.