Management Team

Daniel Faber head shot BWDaniel Faber
Chief Executive Officer

As a serial entrepreneur in the aerospace and mining industries, Daniel has grown several high tech companies from startup through to commercial success. He has acquired broad leadership experience, both at the management and technical level, while working on innovative space systems with the premiere spacecraft developers in Europe, Canada, Australia and the United States.

Daniel has held senior roles in many successful spacecraft projects, including a space telescope for locating and characterizing asteroids, a constellation of astronomy spacecraft, operational ship-tracking, pressurized habitation modules, and remote sensing systems. The satellite technologies he has developed span telecommunications, computing, radiation tolerance, propulsion, power distribution and spacecraft pointing. In the mining industry, he invented and brought to market a field-deployable geochemical assay instrument based on non-contact real-time nuclear measurement techniques. He is the recipient of multiple innovation awards and been granted a number of patents in the fields of mining, medical imaging and aerospace.

Daniel is a Professional Engineer with a degree in Mechatronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. He has a Postgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies from the University of Canterbury, where he studied international policy and regulation. He has served as a director and officer in several non-governmental organizations, including founding the Canadian Space Commerce Association.

 

meaganMeagan Crawford
VP – Strategic Communications

Meagan is a corporate communications expert with wide-ranging experience across many industries. She earned an MBA with concentrations in Entrepreneurship and Finance from Rice University as well as a BBA in Management and Marketing from the University of Houston. Meagan has been devoted to advancing humanity’s quest to settle the final frontier for nearly a decade, by helping advocate for small companies with big ideas. She is a managing team member of the NewSpace Business Plan Competition, a Founder of the Texas Space Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Space Frontier Foundation.

 

 

Lewis_bwJohn Lewis
Chief Scientist

Dr. John S. Lewis is one of the foremost asteroid experts in the world. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona’s Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, prior to which he taught space science and cosmo-chemistry at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is the author of several seminal works about asteroids including Asteroid Mining 101 as well as Rain of Iron and Ice, and its companion, Mining The Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets, and Planets. Dr. Lewis was the Founder and Co-Director of the Space Engineering Research Center for the use of planetary resources, a joint NASA-University of Arizona laboratory. He was the recipient in 1976 of the American Geophysical Union’s James B MacElwane award, which recognizes the work of young scientists. And in 1983 he was the recipient of the NASA Exceptional Scientific Achievement medal. He has been a visiting professor at CalTech and Tsinghua University Beijing, and is a commentator on CCTV (Chinese Central Television, English-language service) during Chinese space launches. He was a member of the Board of Directors of American Rocket Company under George Koopman. Dr. Lewis was among the first leading academic voices recognizing the importance of meteor impacts in Earth’s history and future.

 

Sagi KfirSagi Kfir
General Counsel

Sagi is a corporate and commercial transactions attorney specializing in the aerospace sector. Starting his legal career in Florida representing Fortune 500 aviation companies in product liability and insurance defense, Sagi moved on to serve as general counsel of an aviation company in California for eleven years. Focusing his legal practice in the commercial space sector, Sagi facilitated the corporate establishment of Deep Space Industries. Sagi is also involved with non-profit space organizations such as the Earthlight Institute and the National Space Society, and is a member of the International Institute of Space Law.

 

 

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