General Manager Government Services
Speaker: Adapting the Government-Commercial Satcom Relationship for the 21st Century
As General Manager, Government Services, for Telesat, Don Brown is responsible for global government business across the Telesat GEO fleet and the company’s global LEO constellation now in development. He has spent 25 years structuring and negotiating commercial space opportunities for national security and civil government missions. Prior to Telesat, Don was Vice President of Hosted Payloads at Intelsat General, which led to the Cisco “IP Router in Space” (“IRIS”) payload on Intelsat IS-14, and the Australian Defence Force (ADF) UHF payload, launched on Intelsat IS-22. Prior to the merger of Intelsat and PanAmSat, Don was Vice President of DoD Systems at PanAmSat’s G2 Satellite Solutions. He has held senior positions with Quincy Jones’ QRadio, American Mobile Satellite Corp., and in the Satellite Systems Division of Federal Express Corporation. He was also the co-founder of USA TODAY Sky Radio, the first provider of live broadcast satellite services to the airlines.