Astroscale U.S. appoints Sandor Nemethy as Director, GEO Spacecraft Systems
(2 February 2021 - Astroscale) Astroscale U.S. today announced the strengthening of its team with the appointment of Sandor Nemethy as Director, Geostationary orbit (GEO) Spacecraft Systems.
Nemethy joins Astroscale with more than 20 years of experience spanning satellite manufacturing, propulsion engineering, launch operations and program management. Most recently, he was the Vice President of Spacecraft Engineering and Operations at DISH Network, leading a team of engineers, spacecraft controllers and network administrators in operating a fleet of spacecraft. In addition to being responsible for the health of the fleet, in 2019, he led his team thru the acquisition process, moving the spacecraft operations team and several satellites from EchoStar to Dish. Prior to that, Nemethy held several positions at MAXAR (formerly Space Systems Loral), including design of the propulsion system on NASA’s Lunar Atmosphere and Dust Environment Explorer (LADEE).
Working closely with Executive Vice President, Dr. Clare Martin, Nemethy will drive the development of Astroscale U.S.’ on-orbit servicer technology and products to deliver solutions to customers in the commercial and government space and technology communities.
“Sandor joins our team at an exciting time as Astroscale U.S. continues to broaden its on-orbit service portfolio in GEO,” said President and Managing Director of Astroscale U.S., Ron Lopez. “His unique background as an engineer and leader, coupled with his experience working as a satellite operator strengthens our technical capabilities while also deepening our understanding of the GEO market so we can deliver world-class on-orbit solutions to every customer.”
Astroscale is the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company solely dedicated to on-orbit servicing across all orbits.
Founded in 2013, Astroscale is developing innovative and scalable solutions across the spectrum of on-orbit servicing missions, including life extension, in-situ space situational awareness, end-of-life services, and active debris removal, to create sustainable space systems and mitigate the growing and hazardous buildup of debris in space. Astroscale is also defining business cases and working with government and commercial stakeholders to develop norms, regulations, and incentives for the responsible use of space.
Headquartered in Japan, Astroscale has an international presence with subsidiaries in the United Kingdom, the United States, Israel, and Singapore. Astroscale is a rapidly expanding venture company, working to advance safe and stable growth in space and solve a growing environmental concern.