Robert Hoyt

Tethers Unlimited, Inc.

Moderator: High-Octane Smallsats: Packing More Power and Performance into Smaller Spacecraft

Dr. Rob Hoyt is a relentlessly inventive Technologist and CEO with expertise in advanced space technologies, additive manufacturing, plasma physics, and scientific algorithms. He co-founded Tethers Unlimited Inc in 1994, built it into a multi-$M space and defense R&D firm, and is now building a spin-off venture, Firmamentum, to commercialize in-space manufacturing and construction services.  He also co-founded ScienceOps Inc., a big-data algorithm and web analytics firm sold to Acquisio in 2012. Over the past twenty years he has pioneered the development of technologies for in-space manufacturing of spacecraft components, affordable mitigation of orbital debris and radiation belts, and propellantless propulsion for spacecraft.