Carolyn Belle is the Director of Business Development, KSATlite. In this role she supports users across the KSATlite network, working with smallsat operators to design the optimal ground services solution for each mission and assessing the shape of future demand as smallsat capabilities grow and new operations approaches are developed. Carolyn has a background in space industry growth and diversification, with expertise in the market dynamics of emerging satellite applications and the creation of diversified space architectures.
Carolyn previously worked in consulting and market/policy research with Northern Sky Research and the Space Foundation, and started her career in astrobiology research at NASA Ames. She is on the board of directors for SSPI Rocky Mountain, leads the Colorado Women in Space Exploration networking group, and has been active in STEM outreach initiatives such as Yuri’s Night and Cool Science.