Curt Blake, President

Curt Blake, president of Spaceflight, has more than 25 years of executive experience in high-growth technology industries. Under Curt’s leadership, Spaceflight has successfully negotiated the launch of 140 satellites on behalf of its customers and has secured contracts to deploy another 90+ satellites through the remainder of 2018.

Responding to the smallsat industry’s growing demand for routine, reliable access to space, Curt oversaw the purchase of a SpaceX Falcon 9 in 2015 to expand Spaceflight’s launch services to include dedicated rideshare missions. SSO-A, Spaceflight’s first dedicated rideshare mission, is scheduled for November 2018 and will carry more than 60 payloads.

Given his experience and extensive industry knowledge, we’d like to nominate Curt to speak on a panel at Satellite 2019. Curt would add to a lively and educational panel discussion about smallsat launch opportunities, the state of the market, cost considerations and the future of rideshare.

Prior to moving into his role as president, Curt served as senior vice president and general counsel for Spaceflight, leading efforts to expand its global network of launch service providers while also building relationships with key commercial, civilian and defense customers. Prior to joining Spaceflight, he held a range of senior executive and general counsel roles at Microsoft, Starwave, Corbis and Aldus.

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