Aaron Mitchell is appointed Director of Product Management at Impulse Space, Inc.
Press release from: Pulse space
Posted: Monday June 6th 2022
Impulse Space – a Space 2.0 pioneer providing agile and cost-effective last-mile space payload delivery capabilities – is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Mitchell as Director of Product Management. Previously Chief Product Officer at Momentus, Mitchell brings years of experience revolutionizing space transportation and will play a pivotal role in Impulse’s goal of accelerating product planning for years to come.
“Aaron is a terrific addition to the growing Impulse team,” said Impulse founder Tom Mueller, a founding member of SpaceX and renowned industry visionary. “Having worked on landing one spacecraft on Mars and crashing another on Saturn, there couldn’t be a better space transportation specialist to fill our new position, Director of From planning to release, Aaron’s expertise will be critical to the entire product lifecycle.
In his new role as Director of Product Management, Mitchell will oversee the planning, development and execution of last-mile space propulsion systems projects and lead multidisciplinary teams providing flight hardware for various missions. . He will be instrumental in coordinating design, procurement, testing and qualification, and production.
“I am honored to join such an experienced team,” said Impulse Director of Product Management Aaron Mitchell. “Impulse understands that while space is far more accessible today than at any other time in human history, industry still urgently needs a solution that can efficiently move payloads to higher energy orbits. I think Impulse has assembled a team capable of finding this solution, which will completely transform the economics of space development.
Prior to being a product manager at Momentus, Mitchell was a spacecraft system engineer, responsible for future architectures, and then vice president of product. He was instrumental in maintaining the various product roadmaps and served as the main interface between the business development and engineering teams. He also led the product management team in developing high-level definitions and tracking product performance. Similarly, Mitchell oversaw the advanced architecture groups responsible for all systems engineering and future product design, including the mission design team, which worked on orbital path optimization. , customer payload configuration management and engineering software tool development. Prior to Momentus, he worked as a propulsion engineer at NASA JPL and has a BS in Astronautical Engineering from USC.
About Impulse Space Propulsion
Founded in 2021, Impulse Space Propulsion is a Space 2.0 pioneer providing agile and cost-effective last-mile space payload delivery capabilities. With a near-term focus on Low Earth Orbit (LEO), services include space transport, orbital transport of satellites to optimal orbits, in-orbit servicing, space debris de-orbiting and sustaining from space station orbit. In the long term, Impulse will focus on geostationary Earth orbit (GEO), lunar and beyond to provide transport of space assets, lunar missions including landers, planetary missions, asteroids, space manufacturing and propellant deposits.
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