Member’s Profile – David Nixon


David A. Nixon

Astrocourier (Ireland) Ltd.

Altus Associates Architects (Los Angeles)



Chartered architect in Britain; registered architect in California. Working in the aerospace field since 1985. Projects include: Design research and development work on crew quarters for the International Space station for NASA; Prototype crew equipment development for NASA and Spacehab; Commercial hardware applications studies for British Aerospace and Alenia Spazio; Spaceport and flight test facility planning for Kistler Aerospace Corp; Master plan for 10-year expansion for the Deep Space Network for JPL; X-33 ground facilities studies for McDonnell Douglas; Ship launch feasibility study and rocket assembly building complex for Rotary Rocket Company; ExoMars rover testing laboratory for ESA; Underground isolation laboratory design for ESA; Space industry sustainability review for ESA. Also founder and CEO of Astrocourier (Ireland) Ltd, a company developing small payload carriers and miniature experiments for the new generation of launch vehicles whose first product was space-tested in 2008 on a Foton science mission.



Diploma in Architecture – Polytechnic of Central London, England – 1965-1972


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