Mike Pinkston

Senior Vice President, Antares Program, Launch Systems Group at Orbital Sciences Corporation

Mike Pinkston

Mike Pinkston

Senior Vice President, Antares Program, Launch Systems Group at Orbital Sciences Corporation

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Mike Pinkston

Mr. Pinkston is responsible for the management and fielding of the Antares space launch vehicle as well as the launch-related facilities at the rocket's Wallops Island, Virginia launch site.

Previously, Mr. Pinkston was Senior Vice President and Program Director of Orbital's Orion-based targets where he oversaw the company's Medium-Range Ballistic Missile (MRBM) and air-launched Intermediate-Range Ballistic Missile (IRBM) targets programs. Mr. Pinkston also served as Program Director for Orbital's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) missile defense interceptor program. Prior to that, Mr. Pinkston was the Deputy Program Manager and Chief Engineer for the Minotaur I Space Launch Vehicle and Minotaur II Target Launch Vehicle programs. His 24 years of engineering and program management experience includes work in targets, space launch and interceptor launch vehicle design development.

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Mike Pinkston
Senior Vice President, Antares Program, Launch Systems Group at Orbital Sciences Corporation
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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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