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Ryan Shepperd

Mission Planning and Orbital Analyst, Space Situational Awareness Lead, Iridium

Ryan Shepperd is the Mission Planning and Orbital Analysis, SSA Lead at Iridium

Working on the Iridium program for 21 years as a navigation, guidance, and control engineer in orbital analysis and mission planning, Ryan Shepperd has enjoyed the unique challenges and opportunities of operating the world’s first global cross-linked satellite telecommunications constellation. With a strong interest in collision assessment and avoidance, Ryan led the development of the tools to assess conjunction data, mitigation processes, and is the lead engineer for collision assessment and avoidance on the Iridium program since 2009.  He holds Masters and Bachelor of Science degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Masters of Space Studies degree from the International Space University in Strasbourg, France.

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