Key Facts About Saturn SMS

  • Formed: February 2006
  • Managing Director: Dr. Andy Quinn, PhD CEng MRAeS

Andy completed his PhD in Suborbital Safety with City University in December 2011.

Saturn SMS Associates/Personnel

Saturn SMS can provide:

  • Safety Specialists
  • Software Specialists
  • Training Specialists
  • Environmental Specialists

Different contracts require different approaches and resources. Saturn SMS is able to provide experienced, qualified and professional safety, environmental & training specialists as required.

Company Background

Saturn SMS was formed in February 2006 by Andy Quinn with the prime purpose of providing safety expertise in both the commercial & military aviation domain and also in the emerging commercial/private spaceflight industry.

Recent & Current Activities

Saturn SMS is actively participating in the emerging commercial spaceflight industry. Our chief focus is on the successful implementation of sound safety systems by Design Organisations and Operators; here, MD Andy Quinn was recently involved with the UKSA-UKCAA  spaceplane workshops to derive an appropriate  regulatory framework for Suborbital Orbital Aircraft to operate from the UK.

Recently, Saturn SMS was pleased to provide Safety Management Advice for a leading suborbital spaceflight operator. Saturn SMS are also now working on certification and safety of an orbital vehicle as well as providing support to developing suborbital projects.

Andy Quinn was also the Chair of the Suborbital Safety Technical Committee for the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) between 2011 and October 2014 – see here for more details. He has now been elected to Chair the newly formed Commercial Human Spaceflight Safety Technical Committee, covering both orbital and suborbital issues.

The ICAO are now engaging with the IAASS to possibly extend its remit to suborbital spaceflight and certain aspects of orbital spaceflight; Andy will also provide  influence for the suborbital industry in a ICAO-Space Working Group.

Contact Andy to talk about how Saturn SMS’s capabilities and standing within this small emerging industry can benefit your business.