Stephen Ringler leads on business support on behalf of the Harwell Campus, and with his team, works closely with campus organisations to connect and collaborate on innovative new projects. He has over 19 years of experience working in the Space sector as a Pointing Precision Engineer, Programmatic Analyst, and Business & Economic Developer. Accomplishments include developing concept missions for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and support of the Ultraviolet Spectrograph Instrument on board NASA’s Juno Mission.
Stephen currently runs a consultancy, Spacetime Development, which provides business development support and engineering services to high-tech companies. Customers include the European Space Agency, Satellite Applications Catapult, and Bryce Space & Technology. He is also the CEO & Founder of an exciting new start-up, Space Store, an experiential retail store and café which opened it’s proof of concept shop in Didcot, UK, in 2019. Both companies are proudly headquartered at Harwell Campus.
Stephen has published over 10 papers ranging from topics on sensors and actuators used on-board spacecraft through to programmatic challenges affecting NASA missions’ schedules. He has a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
From 2012-2015, Stephen served as part of the Executive Management Team for the Space Generation Advisory Council. In his free time, he enjoys exploring castles and playing board games, jazz piano and drums. He lives in Reading, UK with his wife and son.