Avascent’s Stephen Ganote leads Wharton Aerospace Panel on Innovation in Space

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA – On November 4th, Avascent’s Stephen Ganote led a panel entitled “Market Evolution or Revolution: Innovation and New Ventures in Space” at the Wharton Aerospace – Space Ventures Conference at the Wharton campus in San Francisco. Panelists included:

  • Jeff Grant – SVP and General Manager, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems/Space Division
  • Steve Oldham – VP, Space Systems Loral/MacDonnell Dettwiler Associates
  • Will Marshall – Co-Founder and CEO, Planet Labs

While the specific discussion was off they record, topics covered included changing barriers to entry, new technologies and business models, the evolving role of government in space, and changing risk profiles at different stages of the value chain.

Wharton Aerospace is an association of senior executives and invitation-only guests, who share a commitment to the commercial aerospace & defense industries. It conducts by-invitation-only conferences on the Wharton campuses in Philadelphia and San Francisco to foster closer ties between the Wharton School, our Wharton Aerospace participants, and the industrial base.

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