Connectivity Business News will gather industry experts to discuss the challenges facing satellite manufacturers at its first webinar of the year on Tuesday, March 28, at 1 pm EST.
The explosive growth of proliferated constellations in low Earth orbit (LEO) has driven strong demand for small satellites. But when it comes to building the satellites, manufacturers face supply chain challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic had a severe impact on component and material supplies, resulting in delays in launches and delivery to customers.
CBN Editor Nathan Strout will moderate a discussion on the state of LEO manufacturing, the challenges manufacturers face obtaining necessary parts and materials and ways to mitigate supply chain issues with the following industry leaders:
- Johnathon Caldwell, vice president and general manager of military space at defense contractor Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). Lockheed Martin has built dozens of satellites for the U.S. Department of Defense and is one of the primary companies delivering satellites to the Space Development Agency. The company is also a major investor in satellite manufacturer Terran Orbital (NYSE: LLAP);
- Al Tadros, chief technology officer at space systems developer Redwire (NYSE: RDW). Redwire develops space systems, components and cybersecurity solutions for satellites;
- Jennifer Santoro, senior director of supply chain for space at satellite manufacturer Maxar (NYSE: MAXR). Maxar manufactures a number of satellites, including EchoStar’s (NYSE: SATS) Jupiter 3 satellite.; and
- Tod Byquist, vice president of program management and supply chain at satellite manufacturer LeoStella. LeoStella is a joint venture between satellite operators Thales Alenia Space and BlackSky.
Join Connectivity Business News for our webinar, “State of the Supply Chain for LEO Manufacturers,” on Tuesday, March 28, at 1 pm EST. Register here for further information.