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Orbital Micro Systems names David Gallaher Chief Operating Officer

(10 February 2020 - Orbital Micro Systems) Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) has announced that David Gallaher has been appointed chief operating officer. A co-founder of OMS, Gallaher will lead business development and productization of the company’s advanced weather data solutions.

Prior to this appointment, Gallaher served as OMS’s chief data scientist, and will continue to lead the company’s scientific team. Before co-founding OMS, Gallaher served in environmental research capacities for several high-profile organizations, including the National Snow and Ice Data Center, Exxon, Advanced Sciences Incorporated, the Petroleum Information Corporation, and the city of Boulder, Colorado.

“David has been a driving force behind the establishment and launch of OMS’s International Center for Earth Data (ICED), and will provide invaluable leadership as we roll out commercial data products for key markets,” said William Hosack, OMS chief executive officer. “His background in data sales, analysis and validation of large datasets, and deep understanding of the intricacies of geophysical data products will help OMS productize and deploy relevant data-centric solutions for commercial customers and public agencies worldwide.”

The International Center for Earth Data processes and correlates raw data collected from satellites to provide subscribers with reliable and timely weather information. ICED leverages OMS’ Global Environmental Monitoring System (GEMS) low earth orbit constellation--combined with data gathered from legacy satellites—to give business and government customers frequent insight into weather activity all over the globe.

“ICED represents tremendous value to organizations in aviation, insurance, agriculture, maritime, public safety and other entities that rely on accurate, timely weather data,” said Gallaher. “I’m looking forward to working with our staff and partners to ensure that our weather data offerings meet the stringent needs of a discerning marketplace.”

About Orbital Micro Systems

Orbital Micro Systems (OMS) specializes in the development and delivery of technology and data for space applications. With broad expertise in applied science, weather science and earth observation, instrumentation development, data science, space operations, and program delivery, OMS is positioned to deliver innovation to many areas of the aerospace sector.