Aug 08, 2023

Orbit Fab UK appoints Advisory Board

Orbit Fab UK appoints <strong>Advisory Board</strong>

The board is up and running at full speed, having already met twice.

Lafayette, Colorado – August 8, 2023 – Orbit Fab has appointed a UK Advisory Board consisting of Alice Bunn, Lee Rosen, and Terence Jagger.

Alice Bunn joined IMechE in July 2021, moving from her role as International Director at the UK Space Agency, where she was responsible for increasing the UK’s global influence in science, security and trade through space. Alice sits on the Board of Directors at the US Space Foundation, as well as on the World Economic Forum Future Council on space technology. She is a Fellow of both the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and the Royal Aeronautical Society, and sits on the board of trustees at the charity SwimTayka. In June 2022, Alice was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for her services to the UK space sector and to charity. She is also the president of UK Space, a trade association of the British space industry.

Colonel (Ret.) Lee Rosen served over 23 years with the US Air Force where he was a commander, space operator and DoD certified acquisition officer, including tours at the Pentagon, National Reconnaissance Office and Air Force Space Command. As a former SpaceX VP of Mission and Launch Ops, and Customer Operations & Integration with more than 200 space launch missions completed successfully, Lee brings extensive experience with operations, engineering, program management and government relations. During his 10+ years at SpaceX, he led the build of 3 Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy launch pads, was responsible for operations & mission management of all military, civil and commercial missions, and the team that flew cargo & crew Dragon spacecraft, as well as Astronaut training. In 2022 he co-founded ThinkOrbital where he serves as President & Chief Strategy Officer building large, scalable, affordable, autonomously assembled infrastructure in space to ignite the new space economy. Lee’s been married for 30+ years, has 2 lovely daughters, and is an avid runner, cyclist, surfer, outdoorsman and brewer.

Terence Jagger spent his early career with Shell, American Express, Burmah Oil and Unigate. After a Masters degree in Finance, he joined the Civil Service in 1995, where he worked in the Ministry of Defence until 2011. His roles included managing the PFI programme, leading the QinetiQ privatisation, Director Financial Management, and Political Advisor to the NATO commander in Afghanistan (2006-2007). From 2011 to 2015 he was Chief Executive of Crown Agents, the international development company working in Africa and Asia. He has previously had several director and trustee roles. His current roles include: Chair of NMITE, a Non-Executive Director of the London Pension Funds Authority and its subsidiary LPP, and of the Marine Management Organisation. He is also a Trustee of Tree Aid, and runs An Teallach Advisers (mentoring, consultancy).

We are excited to have Alice, Terrance, and Lee’s expertise as we continue to build out the Orbit Fab UK office. The UK Office is currently expanding and looking to hiring 3 more engineers.

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Manny Shar
For Orbit Fab
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Orbit Fab is the leading provider of on-orbit refueling services and propellants that make extended in-space missions and the space economy possible, where the biggest advantage is new opportunities for dynamic space operations. Over the past decade, rockets have become reusable. Orbit Fab has made satellites reusable. The company, based in Lafayette, Colorado, with offices in the UK, has developed the Rapidly Attachable Fluid Transfer Interface (RAFTI) fueling port, which is being integrated aboard a growing number of government and commercial spacecraft to enable extended missions in GEO and LEO orbits. Orbit Fab has signed the first government and commercial fuel delivery agreements in GEO.

Following its highly successful $28.5 million Series A funding round, Orbit Fab is currently expanding technical and manufacturing capabilities to ramp up production to meet intensifying demand for its on-orbit refueling ports, shuttles and depots, which can deliver and dispense chemical, electric and green propellants in space. Investors include 8090 Industries, Stride Capital, Industrious Ventures, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Northrop Grumman, Tribe Capital, Good Growth Capital, Massive Capital Partners, Techstars Ventures, and Bolt.

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