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Ron Lopez, President and Managing Director of Astroscale U.S., Selected to Join National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group

By: Astroscale U.S.
Posted December 16th, 2022 Posted in News & Press Releases

Denver, Colorado, December 16, 2022 – Today, the Office of Vice President Kamala Harris announced the selection of Ron Lopez, President and Managing Director of Astroscale U.S., to the National Space Council Users’ Advisory Group (NSpC UAG). Revived in 2017 under the National Space Council, the UAG exists to “ensure that the interests of industries and other non-Federal entities involved in space activities, including in particular commercial entities, are adequately represented in the National Space Council.”

Lopez Ron Cropped HiRes 800x800“I am honored that Vice President Harris has selected me to serve on the National Space Council’s Users’ Advisory Group with such an esteemed group of peers,” said Lopez. “I started my aerospace career in the United States Air Force and have served in roles from national security space to shaping multilateral partnerships with allied nations, including living in Japan for more than 20 years,” added Lopez. “I am excited to contribute my expertise to the NSpC UAG for the long-term safety, security and sustainability of the orbital environment. By protecting the space environment, we’re protecting national security, mission flexibility, scientific knowledge, and the vast growth potential of U.S. space economy and future workforce. I look forward to contributing to the goals of the United States through the UAG and thank the National Space Council for the opportunity to serve.”

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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About the Users’ Advisory Group
The function of the UAG is solely advisory and shall be to ensure that the interests of industry, other non-Federal entities, and other institutions involved in leading aerospace research, science advancement, technology development, and space operations are represented in a balanced fashion at the national level.