Top 100 Aerospace and Aviation Professionals to Follow on LinkedIn 2021: 83. Ray Stott

83. Ray Stott

🚀🛰Space Industry Consulting, Training & Recruitment worldwide. SpaceMates Online - weekly global event: space news, guest interviews, Q&A and networking., SpaceSpecialists Ltd

Ray Stott

Average Post Engagement: 21


United Kingdom

What I use Linkedin for:

Networking, nurturing and building quality, space sector connections to facilitate our company, SpaceSpecialists Ltd, 3 key services of Recruitment, Training & Consulting worldwide in both the Space Upstream (satellites, rockets and ground stations) and the Downstream (space data products and services) sectors. Communicate and interact with a global audience passionate, like me, about space and promote our weekly ‘SpaceMates Online’ global interactive event where we bring people together to allow ‘serendipity’ to happen with an eclectic mix of weekly Space News, Guest Speakers, Q/A and Networking.

Number of Followers:



Space Industry & Aerospace


Who am I:

I am passionate and have been fascinated about Space since the age of 4. I am very fortunate to have followed this passion with more than 30 years working in the Space Industry worldwide. I have a love of languages, travel and culture, now fluent in 6 languages.

I co-founded SpaceSpecialists and am a specialist Space Consultant with 30+ years skills and experience of satellite Assembly, Integration & Testing and spacecraft environmental testing together with human spaceflight, astronaut training, space robotics and the global Space Industry sector.

My key skills and experience are;

• 30+ years’ Human Spaceflight & Space Industry expertise in UK, French Guiana, Italy, France, Canada, USA, The Netherlands, Germany, Cyprus, Belgium & Australia

• Business development

• Project management & procurement

• International Recruiter in the space industry (Contract & Permanent)

• Small satellites expertise

• Space robotics (ISS & exploration) and astronaut training

• Spacecraft environmental testing, Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT)

• Launch site operations management (French Guiana/USA/Russia/China)

• Hazardous satellite fuelling operations

• Space systems engineering (satellites, human spaceflight & space robotics)

• Customer technical/commercial liaison

• Requirements management & verification

• Training/Talks on space-related topics

• Fluent in English, Italian, French & German, intermediate Russian & Dutch

What I do:

I manage and am growing our company SpaceSpecialists Ltd (Cheshire, UK) and SpaceSpecialistsau Pty Ltd (Adelaide, South Australia). I am also a specialist Space Consultant working and providing specialist advice and support on various space sector client tasks.

I host our weekly SpaceMates Online event where I provide the weekly Space News, interview an invited Space related guest with interactive Q&A and networking with a global audience.

I am a Training Instructor providing online (SpaceSpecialists Training website and on-site training courses to a global audience of individuals and companies/organisations in my fields of expertise including Space Robotics, Satellite Assembly, Integration & Test (AIT), Spacecraft Environmental Testing and Space Programme Management etc.

I am growing our space partner network and provide opportunities to work together in consortia on various space projects worldwide in both the Upstream and Downstream space sectors.

I contribute to various Space Outreach programmes by providing my expertise and time to support projects ranging from space challenges with Schools and Colleges through to University level design competitions.

Why you should follow me on Linkedin:

I use LinkedIn as my primary network for connecting with peers, partners, colleagues, companies and individuals globally who want to learn, connect and conduct business in the Space Industry and I am actively engaged on a daily basis.

You can sign up to our weekly SpaceMates Online event where you can expand your Space Industry horizons, meet new people and learn new things with fascinating Guest Speakers, Space News updates, Interactive Q&A and allow ‘serendipity to happen” with Global Networking as well as having fun!

Who I follow on Linkedin

I follow Thought Leaders and people from all over the world who have a passion for space in the commercial, government, start-up, education, civil and defense sectors interested in space technologies, commercial NewSpace business opportunities, space exploration and who are part of the Space Industry supply chain of industries on Earth, including telecommunications, healthcare, transportation, agriculture, manufacturing and Downstream Space services using Space Data.


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