Kyle Flanagan is the Founder & CEO of Prime Lightworks Inc. Founded in 2015, Prime Lightworks has raised $1.8M seed funding and is a member of Y Combinator, Greentown Labs, Cleantech Open, and Starburst Accelerator. The company presented their abstract, “Measurement Error Analysis of Impulsive Thrust from a Closed Radio-Frequency Cavity in Vacuum”, on August 7, 2019, at SmallSat Conference, and launched their Regulation Crowdfunding campaign on StartEngine on December 20, 2019. Their goal is to enable renewable interplanetary space travel — while eliminating emissions, cost, and waste from aerospace propulsion.
Flanagan worked at SpaceX as Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) & Survivability Engineer from 2013 to 2015. During that time, his responsibilities included power systems and electromagnetic compatibility; grounding, bonding, and shielding; and lightning, welding, and ESD control programs for Falcon launch vehicle and Dragon spacecraft. His prior research includes an internship with Harvard University for CERN ATRAP Antihydrogen Research and a fellowship with Caltech for NASA JPL Frequency & Timing Advanced Instrument Development Group. Flanagan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Physics from Harvard University and was selected for Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2020 in Science.