In this Making Leaders episode of the SSPI podcast, we hear from Tony Gingiss, CEO of OneWeb Satellites. Tony holds a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University and a MS in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. He has over 25 years of experience in the satellite and telecom industries, including roles as an Executive, Program Manager and Systems Engineer. Tony began his career at Hughes Space and Communications (now Boeing Network & Space Systems) in 1992 as a Mission Analyst. While in this role, he served as the lead mission analyst for the first three DirecTV satellites and served in analysis and operations roles for more than 15 domestic and international commercial satellite programs. After many years at Hughes, Tony led the Systems Engineering organization for Boeing’s GPS (Global Positioning System) IIF from 2007 to 2011. He served in multiple roles at Boeing Satellite Systems in California from 2011 to 2016, including Program Director of National Space Communications Programs (NSCP) and Advanced Systems Programs (ASP), before ultimately becoming Director of Strategic Integration.
In 2017, Tony joined OneWeb as Vice President, Space Segment, making him responsible for satellite and launch vehicle procurement. He was appointed CEO of OneWeb Satellites in the same year. OneWeb Satellites is a joint venture between Airbus and OneWeb created to design the satellites for OneWeb’s low earth orbit constellation and manufacture over 900 of them at a production rate of 10+ satellites per week. In this podcast, Tony spoke with SSPI Executive Director Robert Bell about OneWeb Satellites' mission to provide low cost and high-quality satellites to the market to revolutionize the economics of space and what it takes to realize it. You can read more about how OneWeb Satellites tackled the challenge of building so many satellites so quickly in SSPI’s report Staffing the Space Assembly Line.
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