Interview: Mike Lawton, chief executive, Oxford Space Systems

by Peter B. de Selding

Oxford Space Systems CEO Mike Lawton Credit: UK Department for International Trade


LONDON — Oxford Space Systems has been on everyone’s Most Likely to Succeed list of European space startups for a couple of years now. The specialist in satellite deployable booms and antennas using proprietary materials dreams of the day it competes directly with Harris Corp. and Northrop Grumman.

That day will not be for a couple of years yet. In the meantime, OSS has flight-proven its first boom and is readying the launch later this year of a second. After that, Chief . . .

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