Cheryl Harrell has been named manager of the Space Launch System’s Program Planning and Control Office at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The 28-year NASA veteran is responsible for managing resources for the $2 billion-a-year SLS program. She previously worked for Marshall’s Office of Strategic Analysis and Communications.
Richard Fadden, the former national security adviser to Canada’s prime minister, joined the board of directors of Telesat, the Ottawa-based satellite fleet operator.
John P. Schaub took over as director of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST) at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory. Schaub previously served as the senior executive in charge of the NCST’s spacecraft engineering.
John Goolgasian, former director of the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s Source Operations and Management Directorate, joined OGSystems to help the Chantilly, Virginia-based defense and intelligence contractor expand its geospatial analytic efforts.
Robert Brodowski joined Orbital ATK’s Space Systems Group as director of advanced technology development. He previously served as director of the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office’s Advanced Systems and Technology Directorate.
Intelsat General Corp. announced three executive appointments:
Mark Daniels, previously the company’s vice president of engineering and operations, was named to the newly created position of vice president of new technologies and services. He will lead a group that will leverage new technologies to identify, develop, and refine new services and business models for customers. Daniels, who has more than 30 years in the satellite industry, joined Intelsat General in 2008.
Rory Welch, previously Intelsat General’s director of space services and business development, was named vice president of engineering and service delivery. In this role, Welch will lead a team of engineers who design, implement and support the services Intelsat General provides its customers. Welch joined Intelsat General in 2014 after 23 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring with the rank of colonel as the principal deputy director for mission operations at the National Reconnaissance Office.
David Agatston, previously vice president of finance and accounting, is now vice president of business operations, with responsibilities for administration, finance, human resources, security, contracts, procurement and legal affairs. His group handles the company’s business planning and performance measurement as well as vendor and partner arrangements. Agatston joined Intelsat in 2007 and has been with Intelsat General since 2014.