With more than 25 years of operational experience developing ground
systems for satellites, Campagna will be leading the development and
deployment of BridgeSat’s ground-station network for its optical
connectivity data transmission system.
BridgeSat, Inc. today announced the appointment of Joseph Campagna as
Senior Vice President of Operations to lead the development of the
company’s ground-station network, an integral part of BridgeSat’s
optical connectivity data transmission system.
Campagna has more than 25 years of worldwide operational experience
building ground systems for satellites, including senior management
positions at Global Ground Systems, Vectronix Inc., Orbital ATK,
Motorola-Iridium Satellite Communications and the U.S. Air Force. At
BridgeSat, Campagna’s leadership and expertise will be instrumental in
helping the company realize the benefits of its space-based optical
communications technology and bring it into daily operational use.
BridgeSat’s system aims to improve the transfer of data from satellites
and high-altitude unmanned vehicles (UAVs) by removing the barriers that
currently exist with radio-frequency spectrum for carrying large volumes
of data from space to the ground.
“We are excited to welcome Joe to our growing team at BridgeSat,” said
Roger Yang, BridgeSat’s co-General Manager who is also a Vice President
at its parent company, Allied Minds (LSE: ALM). “Joe’s leadership and
experience with complex ground networks and operations makes him ideally
suited to the challenges of creating our optical communications network.”
The development of the ground-station network will allow BridgeSat to
offer a downlink-as-a-service system, a cost-effective alternative to
traditional radio-frequency programs that is fast, secure, and provides
greater bandwidth and low latency.
Prior to joining BridgeSat, Campagna founded and led Global Ground
Systems as CEO and Chief Engineer, focusing on ground system design,
systems analysis and business development for a multitude of commercial
and U.S. Department of Defense-related customers.
Previously, Campagna served as Director of Ground Systems Engineering at
Orbital Sciences (now Orbital ATK), where he oversaw ground system
program management, design, installation and long-term support for GEO
and LEO missions. He also was a key member of the ground system
installation and launch of the Iridium Satellite Constellation. Campagna
holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland in Aerospace
Engineering Management and a Leadership Certificate from the University
of Virginia Darden School of Business.
“I have spent my career building, integrating and operating complex
ground systems since I was in the Air Force. Joining BridgeSat to lead
this critical element of the company is a natural next step for me,”
For more information on BridgeSat, visit www.bridgesatinc.com.
About BridgeSat Inc.
BridgeSat has designed an optical
connectivity system that aims to improve the wireless transfer of data
from satellites. The system provides an alternative transmission
mechanism that is designed to be faster, more secure and available at a
lower cost to traditional radio frequency systems, while meeting the
constrained size, weight and power requirements inherent with small
satellite operations. More information can be found at www.bridgesatinc.com.
About Allied Minds
Allied Minds (LSE: ALM) is an innovative
U.S. science and technology development and commercialization company.
Operating since 2006, Allied Minds forms, funds, manages and builds
products and businesses based on innovative technologies developed at
leading U.S. universities and federal research institutions. Allied
Minds serves as a diversified holding company that supports its
businesses and product development with capital, central management and
shared services. More information about the Boston-based company can be
found at www.alliedminds.com.
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