Eric Smit has a Master’s degree in Electrical engineering, with a specialization in aerospace systems. He was introduced with space systems during his bachelor’s study, where he worked on the transmitter for the Delfi-C3 satellite. Continuing his Masters study at Delft University of Technology, he joined Delft Aerospace Rocket Engineering (DARE) where he became the chief electrical engineer. For the record braking STRATOS rocket, launched by DARE in 2009, Eric worked mainly on the safety-critical systems. He obtained his masters title in 2011, with the subject “the use of an inductive wireless power and data transfer system as sounding rocket umbilical”. As T-Minus Engineering co-founder, Eric started working on the Delfi-n3Xt satellite, where his work mainly consisted of building the flight versions of many subsystems.