Astra Elevates Senior Leaders to Management Team
December 02, 2022 at 09:10 AM EST
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Astra Space, Inc. ("Astra") (Nasdaq: ASTR), a provider of space products and launch services to the global space industry, announced the evolution of its management team to include program execution.
"Key to delivering the full power of Astra to our customers is having a senior leadership team with deep experience, knowledge and connectivity across the entire company — what we call horizontal leadership", said Chris Kemp, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Astra. "To improve our execution across our two programs, Astra Spacecraft Engine™ and Launch Services, I'm excited to have Gio, Jonathan, Doug, and Bryson join the management team."
The updated management team will include:
Benjamin Lyon resigned from his position as the chief engineer and executive vice president of operations and engineering of Astra to pursue another professional opportunity.
"We are grateful to Benjamin for his stewardship in taking Astra to orbit, and helping build a world-class engineering and operations organization," said Kemp. "I’d like to thank Benjamin on behalf of the Company for his service and contributions."
Astra’s mission is to improve life on Earth from space® by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Today, Astra offers one of the lowest cost-per-launch dedicated orbital launch services of any operational launch provider in the world, and one of the industry’s first flight-proven electric propulsion systems for satellites, Astra Spacecraft Engine™. Astra delivered its first commercial launch to low Earth orbit in 2021, making it the fastest company in history to reach this milestone, just five years after it was founded in 2016. Astra (NASDAQ: ASTR) was the first space launch company to be publicly traded on Nasdaq. Visit astra.com to learn more about Astra.
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