Unmanned aircraft systems, space systems, systems engineering; Unmanned aircraft regulations and operations; Space operations
Chris Lowe is an aerospace engineer currently working in the Australian space industry to provide communications services to the Australian and New Zealand population. He completed a Masters of Aeronautics and Astronautics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2014, supported by the Origin Foundation. His research focused on integration of unmanned aircraft into civil airspace. He was a member of the Royal Australian Air Force from 2005 to 2018, and was deployed to Kandahar in Afghanistan for the majority of 2011 providing communications systems for Australian units including the Heron unmanned aircraft and Chinook helicopters. From 2015 to 2018, he was involved in major unmanned aircraft acquisition projects and drafting policy and regulations for the use of unmanned aircraft by Defence.