Christopher R. Richmond

Senior Vice President, Communications Satellites Programs, Space Systems Group at Orbital Sciences Corporation

Christopher R. Richmond

Christopher R. Richmond

Senior Vice President, Communications Satellites Programs, Space Systems Group at Orbital Sciences Corporation

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Christopher R. Richmond

Mr. Richmond is Senior Vice President of Orbital’s communications satellite programs. His duties include developing standard products and vendors for both bus and payload hardware suppliers, and leading internal research and development efforts for Orbital’s STAR bus product. Prior to this position, Mr. Richmond served as Senior Director of the PanAmSat C-Band Satellite Program for Orbital, successfully leading the program through the development and production of three C-band communication satellites. He previously served as Director of Advanced Programs, where he led business development and marketing efforts for Orbital’s Star bus satellite systems including BSAT-2a/b/c, Orbital’s first geosynchronous satellite program, as well as the N-STAR c, and Galaxy-12, -14, and –15 satellites.

Mr. Richmond began his career with Lockheed Martin Astro Space as an Engineering Program Manager for the ChinaStar-1 and A2100 Ax programs. He holds Bachelor and Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering degrees from Rutgers University.

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Christopher R. Richmond
Senior Vice President, Communications Satellites Programs, Space Systems Group at Orbital Sciences Corporation
Education
Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to providing services, solutions, and clinical care that help individuals and the local, national, and global communities where they live. Founded in 1766, Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate; postdoctoral fellowships to residencies; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement.

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Senior Vice President, Communications Satellites Programs, Space Systems Group
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As the industry leader in small- and medium-class space and rocket systems, Orbital provides a complete set of reliable, cost-effective products. Our satellites include geosynchronous Earth orbit (GEO) satellites for communications and broadcasting, low Earth orbit (LEO) spacecraft that perform remote sensing and scientific research, spacecraft used for national security missions, and planetary probes to explore deep space. Our launch vehicles rockets that transport satellites into orbit, interceptor booster vehicles deployed to protect against enemy missile attack, and target rockets used to test missile defense systems. Orbital is also entering an exciting new era of human space flight supplying commercial cargo resupply services for the International Space Station using our new Antares® rocket and Cygnus™ cargo logistics spacecraft. In addition, Orbital provides full service engineering, production and technical services for NASA, DoD, commercial and academic space programs.

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