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Astroscale Welcomes the Appointments of Gene Fujii as Chief Engineer and Mike Lindsay as CTO

November 20, 2019

Astroscale Holdings Inc. announced that Gene Fujii and Mike Lindsay, two experienced and highly respected space industry professionals, will join the management team. Fujii joins the company as Chief Engineer and Lindsay joins as Chief Technology Officer with appointments effective as of December 9, 2019. Both positions will be based in Japan, working out of Astroscale’s Tokyo headquarters.

Fujii joins Astroscale with over 25 years’ experience in technology management and satellite mission design in the commercial space sector. He most recently held the role of Vice President, Space Segment Group at ORBCOMM, overseeing the development, test, launch and on-orbit checkout, and on-orbit operations of a constellation of small communications satellites from multiple manufacturers. Prior to working at ORBCOMM, Fujii was a Principal Systems Engineer at Orbital Sciences Corporation (now Northrop Grumman) where he worked on several small low-Earth orbit and geosynchronous equatorial orbit commercial communications satellites.

Lindsay comes to Astroscale from OneWeb, where he most recently served as Director, Spectrum Architecture. His extensive experience includes not only areas such as mission design, systems engineering and spacecraft performance, but also background in regulatory compliance and spectrum management. Bringing a passion for orbital sustainability, Lindsay joins Astroscale after working at NASA, Google, and OneWeb, where he designed the initial constellation of satellites with attention paid to the necessity of an adequate deorbit plan.

The roles that Fujii and Lindsay will play in leading Astroscale technology development will be fully complementary. Fujii will lead the global engineering team, including management of resources and delivery of multiple projects with adherence to high quality aerospace engineering practices. Lindsay’s role will be to drive the technical strategy and shape future mission architecture, taking into account current and future Astroscale markets and customers. In this position he will work closely across multiple Astroscale offices to lead the definition of mission and system strategies for future opportunities from a commercial and technical viewpoint.


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