SSPI Dean Olmstead Scholarship Fund
|Dean Olmstead, president of EchoStar Satellite Services and an executive
who during his career played a leading role in the global satellite
industry’s consolidation, died Oct. 16, 2010 after a courageous battle with
During his 26-year career in the satellite industry, Olmstead held
leadership positions with EchoStar Satellite Services, SES Global,
Arrowhead Global Solutions, Loral Space & Communications, DirecTV,
and Hughes Electronics. While at SES, he developed the strategy and led
the acquisitions that transformed SES from a European fixed-satellite
services operator into one of the world’s top two satellite services
Earlier in his career, Olmstead worked as Deputy Director of
the Satellite and Cable Policy Branch of the U.S. State Department. He
then moved to NASA, where he was chief of the Advanced Communications
Branch and program manager for the Advanced Communications Technology
Satellite (ACTS), the first Ka-band system with on-board processing. His
work at NASA led to his being inducted into the Space Technology Hall
of Fame in 1997.
|In honor of his brilliant career and passion for the industry, the
Olmstead family and SSPI have established the SSPI Dean Olmstead
Scholarship Fund. The Fund will be support a student pursuing the business/financial side of the satellite industry as well as a student from the Rocky Mountain Region.|
How to donate
are two convenient ways to contribute to the SSPI Dean Olmstead
your donations to the Society of Satellite Professionals International
Olmstead Scholarship Fund, 55 Broad Street, 14th Floor, New York, NY
for an electronic donations form.
|The Dean Olmstead Scholarship Fund is generously supported by ...|
With special thanks for donations from ...
Eutelsat America Corp
Loral Space Communications
Satellite Industry Association
Sea Launch S.á.r.l.
US Space LLC