Tim Deaver, Director, US Space Programs
Airbus U.S. Space and Defense

Tim Deaver, Director of US Space Systems at Airbus U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. (AIRBUS U.S.). He is responsible for managing all US Government space- related marketing, program capture, program management and customer liaison activities for AIRBUS U.S.

Prior to joining AIRBUS U.S., Mr. Deaver worked for SES and SES Government Solutions for over 10 years where he led the business and product development activities. Mr. Deaver led the SES GS team which won the USAF Space and Missile System Center (SMC)

Pathfinder 1 contract for the purchase of near-end of life transponders, SMC’sPathfinder 3 contract for prelaunched capacity on an SES satellite, the NASA Global-scale Observation of Limb and Disk (GOLD) hosted payload launched on SES-14 (built by Airbus Defense and Space) in 2018 and the FAA’s Wide- Area Augmentation System (WAAS) payload launched on SES-15 in 2017. Mr. Deaver also served as the program manager and eventually the Program Executive for the Commercially Hosted Infra-Red Payload (CHIRP) program which was launched in September 2011 aboard the SES-2 spacecraft.

Prior to joining SES, Mr. Deaver served 22 years in the U.S. Air Force in various space operational, acquisition and policy positions. Tim holds aBachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nebraska, a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado and a Master’s Degree from Air University.

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