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Indra Hornsby

H. Indra Hornsby

International Space Executive

Meta-04: Space Mining and Infrastructure, Monday 16 November 1300-1400

Her positions have included most recently EVP Corporate Development of Rocket Lab, and previously General Counsel at Spaceflight Industries, VP Legal and Commercial at SAAB Aerospace and Defense, fifteen years in management at MDA Corporation (formerly Orbital Sciences Corporation and MAXAR Technologies) in addition to serving on several industry and sector organizations. Throughout her career, Indra has focused on new venture development and strategic space initiatives covering human spaceflight, space and nuclear robotics, space exploration, satellite manufacturing and operations, launch services, aeronautics, earth observation and on-orbit satellite servicing. She has also contributed to the creation of national space and export control legislation, the development of government policies for space technology advancement, completed numerous mergers, acquisitions and financing rounds, and negotiated several inter-governmental and multilateral agreements. With her varied career, Indra has worked on operational programs in the Earth’s atmosphere, LEO, GEO, lunar orbit and on the surface of Mars. Indra’s current focus is applying her experience and lessons learnt to today’s start-ups and scaling companies in space and adjacent industries who are passionately pursuing innovation to improve our way of life and advance society both on and off the planet.Indra Hornsby is an international space executive with 20+ years of experience in corporate and strategic management gained working for some of the leading organizations and start-ups in the global commercial space sector.

Indra holds an MBA from Leicester School of Management, a JD from the University of Victoria, and a BAH from Queen’s University.


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