Dr. Brad King, CEO
Orbion Space Technology

Dr. Lyon (Brad) King is the CEO and Co-Founder of Orbion Space Technology, Inc. Dr. King has over 20 years of experience in spacecraft design, electric space propulsion systems, and plasma physics in the context of commercial, government civil, defense, and intelligence space architectures and has authored more than 100 journal and conference papers on space systems. Dr. King earned his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Michigan for award-winning research (AIAA Outstanding Paper in Electric Space Propulsion) on the first Hall-effect thruster to come out of the Soviet Union. King was a postdoctoral research associate under David Wineland (Nobel Prize in Physics 2012) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology where he worked on laser-cooled cryogenic plasmas for quantum computing and frequency standards. King currently serves on the AIAA Electric Propulsion Technical Committee where he is a former committee Chair. King is a recipient of the National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Award (CAREER) and the SAE International Ralph R. Teetor Engineering Educator Award. King received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers in a White House ceremony for his DoD-sponsored research related to Hall-effect thrusters. Dr. King is presently an Associate Editor for the AIAA Journal of Propulsion and Power.


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