DMCii Team

The DMCii Board

Sir Martin Sweeting OBE

DIRECTOR, Chairman

Sir Martin pioneered rapid-response, low-cost and highly-capable small satellites utilising modern terrestrial COTS devices to ‘change the economics of space’.

In 1985 he formed a spin-off University company (SSTL) which has now designed, built, launched and operated in orbit 39 nano, micro, and mini-satellites – including the international Disaster Monitoring Constellation (DMC) and GIOVE-A, the first Galileo navigation satellite for ESA.

Sir Martin has been appointed OBE and knighted by HM The Queen, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society and a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and most recently has received the prestigious von Karman Wings Award from CalTech/JPL. He is a member of the UK Space Leadership Council

Sarah Parker


Sarah joined the Board of Directors of SSTL in 1999 and was made responsible for assisting with the formation of corporate strategy and directing the Company’s Finance Division. During the past 13 years Sarah has helped the business grow from a £5m turnover UK based company to a £120m International Group of companies. In addition to the SSTL main Board Sarah currently sits on the Board of Directors of a number of SSTL’s subsidiary companies including DMC International Imaging Ltd, Surrey Satellite Investments Ltd, Surrey Satellite Services Ltd and Surrey Satellite Technology Holdings Inc.