Ms. Gloria Garcia-Cuadrado is President & CEO of Celestia Aerospace, a company devoted to the opening of space access to SMEs and research groups through the use of small and low-cost satellites. She firmly believes a new economy of space has to be developed for the benefit of all. Garcia-Cuadrado is Theoretical Physicist graduated from the Physics Faculty of the University of Barcelona; Master in Theoretical Physics; and Diploma in Space Studies, specialization in Space Business and Management, by the International Space University in California (U.S.A). She has been researcher at the Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia; Head of Human Space Flight and Advanced Concepts at the Aerospace Research & Technology Centre; and she has also been General Director of the Aerospace Cluster of Catalonia, gathering more than 80 Enterprises, University, Technology Centers and Government, devoted to enhance the aerospace industry. Garcia-Cuadrado has taken part in many professional Symposia and Congresses and has also published in many professional journals. She is also deeply convinced of the need and the benefits of promoting science to the general public and is a passionate advocate for scientific education, being always actively engaged in this area and having been scientific director of many science programs for the Spanish Television and other media.
Satellites and Small satellites; Launchers; Aerospace; New Economy of Space; Theoretical Physics and Gravitational Waves.