Deputy Director, Mars Exploration Program (MEP), Science Mission Directorate, NASA
Katherine Monson is the Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for Hedron. Hedron is an aerospace company that is building a hybrid RF and Optical relay network. This dynamic communications infrastructure enables the growing space industry to provide low-latency data to commercial and government end users here on earth.
Prior to joining Hedron, Katherine served as the CEO of KSAT Inc. for Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT). KSAT is a world-leading provider of ground station services for satellites, rocket launchers, and experimental spacecraft, and supported over 96% of commercial satellites launched into NGSO during Katherine’s tenure.
Katherine is an avid hiker, and enjoys learning new languages and exploring new places. She lives in Boulder County, Colorado.