Katherine Monson is the Director of Business Development for the Silicon Valley Office of Kongsberg Satellite Services (KSAT). KSAT is a world-leading provider of ground station services for satellites, rocket launchers, and experimental spacecraft. With over 50 years of experience, KSAT’s network today spans over 120 antennas at 20 ground station locations across the globe (including Pole to Pole coverage from Antarctica to the Arctic) and is constantly expanding. We are proud to be the behind-the-scenes bridge back to earth, supporting the vast majority of space companies, agencies, and start-ups.
Katherine began her career in aerospace as an early member of Spire Global. During her tenure at Spire, Katherine led the Ground Station team, building out a global network of infrastructure to download data from the constellation of spacecraft.
Prior to her work in aerospace, Katherine was a consultant for C-suite executives at Fortune 500 companies, specializing in high-stakes negotiations and high-impact strategic partnerships. Her recent clients include The Coca-Cola Company, Deloitte, Thomson Reuters, and GlobalFoundries. Katherine began her career as a Fellow at the U.S. Department of Defense, where she supported International Negotiations around joint research and development efforts.
Katherine is an avid hiker, and enjoys learning new languages and exploring new places. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.