Mike Kaplan is a leader in the space arena with an impressive track record of building diverse teams that achieve powerful results. He is a visionary thought leader with extensive experience in government and commercial industries, previously holding senior leadership positions at NASA, Boeing, Raytheon Technologies, Ball Aerospace, Space Systems Loral, and Belcan.
Mike has led teams in the development of new space technologies, including highly complex payloads, spacecraft subsystems, spacecraft buses, planetary landers, and robotic satellite servicers. He’s also contributed his expertise to entire missions from LEO to deep space in the civil, commercial, and national security arenas. Recently, his focus has been on proliferated LEO constellations to revolutionize weather prediction.
Mike earned a bachelor’s in Aerospace and Mechanical Sciences/Engineering Physics at Princeton University and a master’s in Electrophysics at The George Washington University.