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Astroscale U.S. Appoints Janna Lewis as Senior Vice President of Policy and General Counsel

By: Astroscale U.S.
Posted May 15th, 2024 Posted in News & Press Releases

DENVER, May 15, 2024 – Astroscale U.S. Inc., a leading provider of on-orbit services and logistics across all orbits, announces the appointment of Janna Lewis as Senior Vice President of Policy and General Counsel, effective immediately.  

“This position underscores our commitment to make on-orbit servicing routine for our government and commercial customers via a balanced approach to addressing the policy, technology and economic complexities of this emerging market,” said Ron Lopez, President of Astroscale U.S. “Janna’s experience, spanning national security and commercial space sectors, will ensure that balance is achieved while adding valuable legal expertise to our Leadership Team. We are thrilled to welcome her to Astroscale U.S.” 

Based in Washington D.C., Lewis will provide strategic legal and policy direction to facilitate Astroscale U.S.’s growth and ensure compliance with evolving regulations. She will guide the company in the areas of corporate law and governance, contracts, intellectual property and domestic policy, and she will serve on the Astroscale U.S. Board of Directors as Secretary. 

“It is my honor and privilege to join the Astroscale U.S. Leadership Team,” said Lewis. “The culture is truly unique, and their vision for on-orbit servicing is essential to the growth of the space economy. I am thrilled to support the company in its mission to enable the long-term sustainable use of space.” 

Most recently, Lewis served as Senior Corporate Counsel for BAE Systems, Inc., where she supported strategic development and delivery of advanced space and cyber solutions. Prior to that role, she was Corporate Counsel at Northrop Grumman, serving as the senior-level IP lawyer and innovation strategist. Before that, she worked in Innovation Strategy & Partnership Sourcing at Facebook where she managed strategic engagements to advance Facebook’s mission to enable global internet connectivity through airborne and space-based platforms. She was in private legal practice before joining Facebook.  

Lewis earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Utah and a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Southern Utah University, with certificates earned from the University of Cambridge and Stanford University. She is a registered patent attorney, and a member of the International Institute of Space Lawyers and the AIA Intellectual Property Committee. Lewis is a leading voice on the rapidly evolving laws and policies affecting the space industry. 

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About Astroscale U.S.
Astroscale U.S. Inc., is a leading provider of on-orbit servicing solutions — including inspection, transportation, life extension, debris removal and refueling — for the U.S. government, partner governments and commercial operators around the world. Headquartered in Denver, Colorado, Astroscale U.S. applies world-class rendezvous, proximity operations and docking capabilities, mission design, policy and economics expertise to solve the complex challenges our customers face. Astroscale U.S. is dedicated to Astroscale’s vision of ensuring the safe and sustainable development of space for future generations.    

For more about Astroscale U.S., visit www.astroscale-us.com.     

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