It’s with nice disappointment that we announce the passing of our expensive good friend, Dr Angelo Niko Grubisic.

Angelo aged 38, an expert wingsuit athlete from the UK and a Lecturer in Astronautics and Superior Propulsion inside Engineering and Bodily Sciences on the College of Southampton, sustained deadly accidents on the 21st of August, throughout a wingsuit leap within the Al Soudah area of Saudi Arabia. He had been main a gaggle of three skilled wingsuiters collaborating in an eight day journey scouting out new leap places.

Dr Angelo was a really gifted particular person who at all times had a smile on his face and was at all times excited for the following journey. He balanced a relentless dedication to each his teachers and his wingsuit flying, giving 100% to the whole lot he put his concentrate on.

During the last eight years Dr Angelo had labored extensively with the Eurpoean Area Company and NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory within the growth of superior applied sciences. He was a specialist in spacecraft propulsion and supplies science, lecturing in Astronautics in Human & Robotics Spaceflight utilising utilized techniques engineering data and methodologies. Dr Angelo joined the Astronautics Group on the College of Southampton in 2013.

Ryan Maxwell, Managing Director of EXTREME’s Media & Advertising and marketing division stated, “The world has misplaced a real inspiration! Dr Angelo’s intelligence and skill was actually distinctive, and he devoted his life to educating others and driving development. His legacy will proceed to form our group and those who had the pleasure of understanding him. My ideas are along with his household and buddies presently.”

Angelo’s achievements included:

  • Chief of the Icarus World Document Wingsuit Undertaking. The goal of the Icarus Undertaking is to develop the world’s first scientifically engineered wingsuit to interrupt present data and set further world data for human flight. These data embrace the very best altitude and highest velocity wingsuit leap, while touring furthest complete distance within the longest ever wingsuit flight.

  • British Wingsuit Champion 2019

  • Analysis Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in California the place he labored on gridded ion thrusters and growth of ion vitality evaluation experiments so as to set up the affect of cathode design on excessive vitality ion manufacturing in gridded ion thrusters and hole cathode microthrusters.

  • A PhD in Electrical Propulsion and All Electrical Spacecraft from the College of Southampton.

  • Electrical propulsion marketing consultant engineer with Qinetiq – Engaged on Photo voltaic Electrical Propulsion system (SEPS) on European Area Company’s BepiColombo mission to Mercury. Mission launched in October 2018.

  • The BepiColombo mission will carry out a complete examine of Mercury, together with characterization of its magnetic subject, magnetosphere, and each inside and floor construction. It was launched on an Ariane 5 rocket on 20 October 2018, with an arrival at Mercury deliberate for December 2025, after a flyby of Earth, two flybys of Venus, and 6 flybys of Mercury. Due to this fact part of Angelo will at all times be on the market orbiting Mercury and pushing the boundaries of science and expertise.

  • Founder and Director of Flux Engineering an area consultancy specializing in design, growth and session in superior propulsion techniques for industrial and scientific spacecraft.

  • Jet Go well with Pilot #002 and Chief flight Teacher for Gravity Industries, nonetheless holding the altitude and velocity file in a jet swimsuit with out wings.

  • Lecturer of Astronautics on the College of Southampton with analysis specialising in electrical propulsion techniques growth for in-space perspective and orbit management.

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