CEO Today - Africa Awards 2022

ABOUT JAMES James Barrington-Brown is the Founder of the multinational spacecraft subsystems and component manufacturer, NewSpace Systems. An Electronics Engineering Graduate, James has more than thirty years of experience in the commercial satellite industry. Adept in the areas of leadership and business development, James boasts an impressive and proven track record of supporting demanding international space programmes, securing and leveraging investment, scaling space businesses, incubating start-ups and mentoring entrepreneurs. After a long career within the European space industry, Mr. Barrington-Brown saw the growing need for space-based services across the African continent and decided to move to South Africa to found NewSpace Systems (NSS) in 2014. Today NSS represents one of the most successful private space companies in Africa. ABOUT NEWSPACE NewSpace Systems (NSS) is a trusted multinational spacecraft components and sub-systems manufacturer headquartered in South Africa, with branches in North America, Europe, and Oceania. Leaders in the area of Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC) products, NSS are supporting the majority of the commercial spacecraft manufacturers, including several blue chip companies and constellations of 500 satellites and more. Currently exporting to 27 countries across 6 continents, NSS is rapidly increasing its market share. NSS is focused on delivering high-quality solutions and services. Whether offering clients access to flight proven offthe-shelf GNC products or, working closely with clients to develop custom solutions, the NSS team understands that each mission is unique and strives to enable the mission success of our partners through close collaboration. In space failure is not an option and therefore manufacturing is done by technicians who closely follow the rigorous ECSS standards and are certified by the European Space Agency (ESA). NSS’s state-of-the-art cleanroom facilities comply with the ISO 14644-1 standard, with their Quality Management System ISO 9001:2015 certified. CEO James Barrington-Brown NEWSPACE SYSTEMS - 53 - CEO Today Af r i ca Award s 2022 - SOUTH AFRICA - CONTACT E: T: +27 21 300 0160 W:

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