August 16, 2021

Ex-Department of Commerce leader joining Kayhan Space advisory board

BOULDER — Kayhan Space Corp., a technology company building systems to help keep satellites from crashing into one another, has added Kevin O’Connell to its board of advisors.

O’Connell is the former director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S. Department of Commerce and is now the CEO of Space Rising LLC.

“I have been extremely impressed with the way that Kayhan Space has established itself as a key player in the growing commercial space ecosystem,” O’Connell said in a prepared statement.  “Improved awareness of the space environment and new tools like autonomy will be key to ensuring that space remains safe and sustainable for the anticipated scientific and commercial benefits of the space economy. I look forward to working with the Kayhan team and the board to leverage the company’s solid foundation and accelerate awareness of the company’s space technology in both the commercial and government sectors.”

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Editor’s note: This story has been corrected to reflect that O’Connell is joining the board of advisors.

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