Astroscale U.S. expands workforce to meet the rapidly evolving needs of the on-orbit service ecosystem
Denver, June 29, 2022 – Astroscale U.S. Inc., (“Astroscale U.S.”), the U.S. unit of Astroscale Holdings Inc., the market leader in securing long-term orbital sustainability across all orbits, announces Brett Silcox as director of government relations. Based in Washington D.C., Silcox will lead the development and execution of the company’s government relations strategy, engage with Congress and the White House, oversee efforts to inform and shape in-space/on-orbit servicing policy and will be a general resource for U.S. space policy and government matters.
“The on-orbit servicing ecosystem, fueled by a desire to make space more sustainable, is rapidly evolving,” said Charity Weeden, vice president of global space policy and government relations. “To stay globally competitive, U.S. space policy must be just as adaptive and innovative as the technology, and that’s why I am thrilled to welcome Brett as our director of government relations. He is no stranger to bold ideas and translating them into action. And, it’s time to be bold — to go from talk to action in changing the way we leverage our orbits for a sustainable future that enables, not hinders, United States’ space exploration and utilization. ”
Silcox joins Astroscale U.S. with more than a dozen years of experience in government relations in both the U.S. government and the aerospace and defense sector. He previously led BWX Technologies’ development and execution of Congressional and Administration activities in support of advanced nuclear space applications and future technologies. He served in various roles at NASA including in the Office of Legislative and Intergovernmental Affairs and helped shape the creation of the Space Technology Mission Directorate. Silcox earned a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Kent State University. He is currently a member of the board of directors for the American Astronautical Society and the Future Space Leaders Foundation.
About Astroscale U.S.
Astroscale U.S. Inc. provides on-orbit services and logistics across all orbits for commercial operators, the U.S. government and partner governments around the world. Astroscale U.S. is headquartered in Denver, Colorado, and is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astroscale Holdings Inc., the first private company with a vision to secure the safe and sustainable development of space for the benefit of future generations, and the only company solely dedicated to on-orbit services across all orbits. Astroscale Israel Ltd., based in Tel Aviv, is a subsidiary of and serves as the research and payload development team for Astroscale U.S. Astroscale U.S. leverages the best of investments and developments made by Astroscale engineering, policy and business teams domestically and in Japan, the United Kingdom and Israel to provide flexibility and value for space operations in the U.S. and partner nations.
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