Dave Thompson

President and Chief Executive Officer
Northrop Grumman

Speaker: Reuse, Revitalize, Repurpose – How In-Orbit Satellite Servicing is Changing the Economics of Space

David W. Thompson, President and Chief Executive Officer - ​Mr. Thompson co-founded Orbital ATK’s predecessor, Orbital Sciences Corp., in 1982. Before co-founding Orbital, Thompson was special assistant to the president of Hughes Aircraft Company’s Missile Systems Group and was a project manager and engineer on advanced rocket engines at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center. Thompson received a B.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Aeronautics from California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.