The 4CON team consists of a number of senior and systems consultants working on a full-time basis supported by a suite of independent Associate Consultants engaged by 4CON on a project by project basis. This suite consists of over 20 leading space specialists drawn from Europe and North America.
Dr. Paul Clancy (Founder and CEO),
Mr. Nicholas Larter (Director of Operations),
Mr. Stefano Antonetti (Head of Technology) and
Dr. Paul Clancy
is a senior strategic planning manager with extensive experience of space science and technology planning in a European and international context and in particular in the human spaceflight and life and physical sciences in space domain. From 1990 to 2005 he was with the Human Spaceflight, Microgravity and Exploration Directorate of the European Space Agency (ESA) at its research and technology centre (ESTEC) in The Netherlands. Earlier (1985-1996) he was responsible for programme planning and future studies in this area at ESA HQ in Paris. He managed the science team, Phase A type studies for all ESA life and physical science facilities for the International Space Station and the programme proposal to ESA Member States for the development phase of those facilities, a programme that was approved at the ESA Ministerial Conference in Toulouse in October 1995 at a level of &euro 250M. He was also responsible for planning studies for European utilisation of the International Space Station (ISS), and the ESA involvement in exobiology and the future human exploration of Mars. He has had extensive experience with ESA science advisory committees in life and physical sciences and in representing ESA regarding ISS utilisation with international partners such as NASA, JAXA (Japan), CSA (Canada) & RSA (Russia) and European national space agencies and external links with major space companies in Europe. In 2004 he co-founded 4CON Space Ltd with Mr. Nicholas Larter.
Mr. Nicholas Larter
was employed as a consultant with General Technology Systems (GTS) Ltd., Uxbridge, England from 1985 - 89, as a research fellow at Brunel University, based at the Brunel Institute for Bioengineering (BIB), Uxbridge, England, from 1989 to 1991 and as a senior payload operations engineer with Space Applications Services (SAS) S.A./N.V., Brussels, Belgium, from 1991 to 1996. Here he worked on interface engineering for a range of space life sciences payloads, mostly ESA projects. In mid-1996 he founded Technology Troubleshooter, a consultancy company based in Ireland, a business to provide high quality, independent technical consultancy and management services to complex projects in the aerospace and ICT sectors. In 2000 he became a director of Astrocourier (Ireland) Ltd. an aerospace services company striving to provide low cost access to space for educational institutions, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts and in 2003 he became a director of ESP Technologies Ltd. a software development and ICT consultancy company. In 2004 he became a director of 4CON Space Ltd.
Mr. Stefano Antonetti
has worked for 4CON Space Ltd. since 2007. He graduated from the University of Rome in Aerospace Engineering in 2003. From September 2004 to August 2005 he studied aerospace engineering at the Technical University of Delft under the "Erasmus Project " and from November 2005 to July 2006 he studied and completed experiments in a supersonic wind tunnel which resulted in a thesis leading to a Master’s degree in Space Engineering from the University of Rome in 2006. At 4CON he has been involved in a variety of studies covering the aerospace domain such as sub-orbital spaceplanes, human isolation studies and sustainability of space activities.
Associate Consultants -
4CON has agreements with a wide range of highly experienced professionals who are available on a project by project basis to 4CON and through 4CON, to it's clients. These Associate Consultants to 4CON sign a Letter of Engagement with the company and thus have a commercial arrangement with it, which in some cases can extend to their acting for 4CON in project negotiations, making use of 4CON marketing and technical resources in the pursuit of their own projects, or indeed locating projects in which 4CON is invited to participate. Present Associate Consultants to the company bring the following expertise:-
Space Systems Engineering and Technology, PA and Safety, Human Spaceflight and Astronautics, Structural and Mechanical Engineering, Space and Ground Support Architecture and related Sustainability and green issues, International Space Station Utilisation, Science Mission Management, Information and Communications Technology, Earth Observation, Planetary Science, Space Sciences, Space Life and Physical Sciences, Biotechnology, Exobiology, Search for Life, , Editing and Peer Reviewing in Life Sciences, Cell and Radiation Biology, Human Isolation and Survival in Space, Project and Quality Management, Fluid Sciences and Management in Space, Propulsion, Automation and Robotics, Public Relations and Outreach.