Why space? Need help in deciding what to do?
Learn from those currently working in the sector why they chose to work in the space industry and get practical advice.
|| Dino Lorenzini || Organization
|| Job Title
|| CEO & Satellite Engineer
|| Vienna, VA
As the leader of a small entrepreneurial company, I am responsible for articulating the vision of the company, setting the strategic direction, and bringing together the people, partners, resources, and financing needed to turn the vision into reality.
|| B.S. Engineering Science (US Air Force Academy);|
S.M. Astronautical Engineering (MIT)
Sc.D. Astronautical Engineering (MIT);
MBA (Auburn University)
| Career Path:
I began my career as an Astronautical Development Engineer in the Air Force with increasing responsibilities for the management of space programs. I finished my 23-year career in the Air Force as the Program Manager for DARPA�s space-based laser program and as Director of the Space Systems Architecture Study for the Strategic Defense Initiative Program. In 1989, I made the transition into commercial space to become a part of a revolutionary movement of lower cost systems with unlimited business potential. I have worked primarily with low-Earth orbit communication satellite systems as the chief architect, system designer, business developer and promoter
I chose space over aviation because I was impressed by the accomplishments of the first astronauts during my college studies, motivated by the challenge to be creative and innovative, and inspired by the national importance and significance of the US space effort at that time.
||Words of Wisdom
Try to think outside the box, don't accept negative responses, be persistent in the pursuit of your dreams, and work hard.
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