United by a passion for space and communications

WALT ANDERSON, FOUNDER & CEO

  • 25+ years of experience in creating fast growing successful organizations
  • Serial entrepreneur who has generated US$2.1 billion in shareholder value
  • Founder, Esprit Telecom PLC, the first pan-European telecommunications operator, which IPO’d (NASDAQ-ESPRY) and was acquired for ~€1B
  • Founder Telco Communication Group, Inc., which IPO’d in 1997
  • Co-founded the International Space University in 1988

DAVID CHAMBERS, FOUNDER & CTO

  • Extensive experience in the satellite and telecommunications industry
  • Worked in business development and techno-economic roles at satellite operators Teledesic and Inmarsat
  • Advanced polymer and composite materials industry background

NEIL CAMPBELL – DIRECTOR, VEHICLE DEVELOPMENT

  • Extensive background in Aviation Electrical and Avionic Systems – degree in Aeronautical Engineering with a specialty in Avionics
  • Expertise in Risk Management, Quality Control Systems, Safety Management and in depth engineering practices  
  • Practical experience in aircraft fleet operations, documentation and quality management, and practical experience in managing, deploying and maintaining aviation fleets
  • Managed aircraft operation in locations all over the world and helped to reduce costs by developing innovative procedures

ANDREW COX – HIGH ALTITUDE AVIATION SPECIALIST

  • 30 year experience in engineering design and analysis  of: Aerospace Systems,  Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, Lightweight Composite Structures. Autopilot, Communication Systems, Electric Propulsion Systems, High Energy Density Batteries and Power Management Systems
  • Set up and led the Facebook UAV team and has worked on other high altitude vehicle developments.
  • Familiar with UK Civil Aviation Authority and the United States Federal Aviation Agency and other regulatory organizations

JAIME GAMELL-RIERA, DIRECTOR REGULATORY AFFAIRS

  • 25+ year experience as with strategic positions in telecom industry
  • Worked for both telecom service and equipment vendors
  • International experience in Europe, USA, Middle east and South America
  • Has worked with governmental organization on strategic and regulatory planning

CARLOS GARDELLINI, DIRECTOR, PAYLOAD DEVELOPMENT

  • Extensive experience in satellite design and engineering and has worked project management for entrepreneurial space and telecom companies. 
  • Has held senior posts at the Space Development Company, MicroSat Launch Systems and Esprit Telecom. 
  • Member of the technical staff at Hughes Aircraft, where he designed equipment that successfully flew on three Space Shuttle missions. 

THOMAS A. OLSON, DIRECTOR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT 

  • IT business systems engineer and analyst in the Communications, Aerospace, and Publishing sectors with over 30 years of experience
  • Serial entrepreneur and a co-founder of Esprit Data and CMD Services
  • Co-founder and Chair of the Center for Space Commerce and Finance, and Project Manager lead for the NewSpace Business Plan Competition.