Mr. Baugh serves as the President and Founder of Northern Sky Research (NSR), which he created in 2000 to provide independent, actionable market research and consulting services to the satellite industry. Mr. Baugh directs all NSR multi-client research reports and single-client consulting projects and manages a global team of analysts that stand at the forefront of satellite industry expertise.
Before forming NSR, Mr. Baugh served as Senior Analyst for Pioneer Consulting where he covered all aspects of the satellite market. Prior to Pioneer, Mr. Baugh was an International Trade Specialist and Economist for the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, DC. While at the Department of Commerce, Mr. Baugh was a recipient of the Charles F. Meissner Memorial Award for his work on trade negotiations in the International Trade Administration.
Mr. Baugh also has extensive legislative and analytical experience from his work for the Committee on International Relations and the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, both in the U.S. House of Representatives. Mr. Baugh holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Westminster College and a Master’s Degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University.Carol Craig
Carol Craig, founder and CEO of Sidus Space, has a pioneering history – the first female founder and owner of a space-based company to go public (NASDAQ: SIDU), one of the first women eligible to fly in combat aircraft in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Flight Officer, one of the first female Naval aviators to complete Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) School at CENSECFOR Detachment SERE West, and the first female aviator in her P-3 Orion squadron. She and her companies play a part in many major space projects including hardware implementation on the International Space Station and manufacturing support roles for the NASA Artemis I mission.
A self-described “astropreneur”, prior to founding Sidus Space, Craig’s namesake firm, Craig Technologies, was established as an aerospace and defense contracting company and is recognized throughout the U.S. government.
An engineer by trade, Craig provided software design and development for military aircraft cockpit systems preceding her Naval service and instruction of flight planning software for the U.S. Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School post-service.
Craig sets aside a significant amount of time to give back through mentorship, volunteerism, and committing to the strong company culture of “Sidus Serves.” Over the past 12 years, Craig has held positions on 30+ boards and locally has been part of the Space Coast Junior Achievement (JA) since 2008.Shane Fleming
Shane Fleming holds a Mechanical Engineering degree with multinational hands on technology development, scale-up and leadership experience through laboratory, pilot, demonstration and commercial scale. Shane is proficient in engineering design and operations and has led diverse technical teams and developed innovative solutions to complex processes in the field under high pressure dynamic environments to achieve client requirements and company milestones. Throughout his career, Shane has supported and managed numerous government and private investor funded, technology focused projects across agriculture, commercial products, energy, aviation, fuels and chemical sectors. Cost and performance are key to commercializing any startup technology. Shane has overseen and analyzed complex market economics while determined to improve product yield and efficiency. A well balanced, functional crew is crucial during early stage technology development. Shane has collaborated with recruiters to actively seek niche talent and build primed global operative teams and continues to mentor pre-grad students through an Engineering Leadership Program since University.Jason Kim
Jason Kim became chief executive officer of Millennium Space Systems, a non-fully integrated Boeing subsidiary based in El Segundo, California, in December 2020. Millennium Space Systems provides alternative, relevant and affordable solutions to today’s aerospace challenges. The company designs space flight systems and develops space mission and system solutions for the U.S. Intelligence Community, Department of Defense and National Aeronautics and Space Administration, as well as commercial customers.
Kim has more than two decades of experience in executive management involving small and large satellites, unmanned aerial vehicles, mission payloads, ground systems, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data processing, command and control, launch, program management, systems engineering, prototyping, assembly and integration, and testing and operations of aerospace and defense systems.
Previous to his current position, he was the business development executive at Raytheon Intelligence & Space, where he led a team to fully develop and execute a global and domestic growth strategy. He worked to meet the growth goals of a vertically integrated, multi-billion-dollar space and command-and-control business.
From 2006 to 2019, Kim demonstrated his ability to grow companies as vice president of Strategic Planning at Millennium Space Systems and as a program manager at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems.
From 1999 to 2006, he served as a program manager in the U.S. Air Force’s Space Superiority Systems Program and Reconnaissance Systems Program offices, where he gained a deep background in advancing autonomous systems starting on unmanned aerial vehicle programs such as the Global Hawk and Predator and growing to acquisitions and developments of first-of-its-kind classified and unclassified space and ground systems.
Kim has served on the National Defense Industrial Association board of directors and Space Enterprise Consortium formation committee and has been an active member of the National Security Space Association.
He is a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. He received a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Los Angeles Anderson School of Management.Francis O’Flaherty
Francis has over 20 years of experience in the Telecoms and Technology sectors and is a founding member of Rivada Networks. Francis currently serves as Chief Operating Officer, having served in several strategic and operational roles since the company’s inception. Francis also serves as the Rivada company Secretary and is on the Executive Leadership Team of Rivada Space Networks. Prior to joining Rivada, Francis worked in the strategic consulting sector, most notably for Accenture and McKinsey & Co.
Al Tadros is the Chief Technology Officer of Redwire. In this role, he is focused on making strategic investments that support Redwire’s customers, advancing technology development and commercialization, and maintaining a nimble and collaborative technical culture. With nearly three decades of experience as an aerospace executive, Al is a thought leader in in-space servicing, assembly and manufacturing with a proven track record in maturing satellite and space systems programs for exploration, national security, and commercial innovation.
Previously, Al was Chief Growth Officer and Executive Vice President of Space Infrastructure at Redwire. In this role, he oversaw the company’s long-term growth strategy and business development activities, and was responsible for advancing development, increasing adoption, and building momentum for Redwire’s mission-enabling capabilities within the civil, defense, and commercial space sectors.
Prior to Redwire, he served as Vice President of Space Infrastructure and Civil Space at Maxar Technologies, where he led significant innovation in next-generation spacecraft design and space infrastructure, integrating robotics and in-space satellite manufacturing, servicing, and assembly capabilities. Over the course of his career at Maxar, Al contributed to 13 missions and launch campaigns, many of which deployed cutting-edge communications and remote sensing systems. Al has worked with both commercial enterprises and government agencies to develop space systems for communications, satellite servicing, remote sensing, and exploration.
An authority in in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing, Al holds patents in the field of attitude control systems and was responsible for early telerobotics research for the International Space Station.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering and a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).