Dawn Harms Joins Momentus as Chief Revenue Officer

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Ex-Boeing launch veteran joins newspace venture during a year of rapid expansion

“We are thrilled to have Dawn join the executive team at Momentus,” said Mikhail Kokorich, Founder and CEO. “As recognized authorities in technical innovation and leadership, the C-suite at Momentus now pulls from decades of experience across organizations like Caltech, SSL, JPL...and now with Dawn’

Momentus (http://www.momentus.space), provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, today announced Dawn Harms has joined the company as Chief Revenue Officer. Prior to joining Momentus, Harms served as Vice President Global Sales and Marketing with Boeing Satellite Systems International.

“We are thrilled to have Dawn join the executive team at Momentus,” said Mikhail Kokorich, Founder and CEO. “As recognized authorities in technical innovation and leadership, the C-suite at Momentus now pulls from decades of experience across organizations like Caltech, SSL, JPL...and now with Dawn’s joining, Boeing.”

“Having led sales organizations for some of the world’s top commercial space systems and launch companies, I am thrilled with the opportunities that lay ahead for Momentus to enable new markets for our customers,” said Dawn Harms, Chief Revenue Officer at Momentus. “The shuttle services that Momentus provides are radically increasing the range of final orbits available for satellite operators at very attractive price points.”

A graduate of the prestigious Y Combinator program and based in Santa Clara, California, Momentus recently announced a $25.5MM Series A, bringing total funding to $34M. Momentus employs new and proprietary technologies, including water plasma propulsion to enable revolutionary low-cost orbital shuttle services. The prototype of the Vigoride vehicle, “El Camino Real”, was launched and tested this year. The first full-scale Vigoride test mission "Strait of Magellan" is planned for Q2 of 2020 on the SpaceX Starlink rideshare mission. Two other planned joined rides will be in Q4 of 2020 for to a mid-inclined orbit, and December 2020 to SSO Orbit.

Aerospace giants and private capital continue to invest billions of dollars in new technologies and opportunities in space. In the past, military contracts and expensive communications satellites made up the bulk of business is space, but with more frequent human spaceflight planned, and a predicted “boom” in on-orbit services for existing infrastructure, Momentus will provide the next generation of in-space transportation.

Aiding this goal, Harms is a proven leader in the global satellite and launch services industry. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-
Madison and has long served on their advisory board. She is also chairwoman emeritus of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) and currently serves on ManSat’s board of directors.

About Momentus

Momentus is the first company providing in-space transportation services for satellites. The company was founded in 2017 in Santa Clara, CA. Momentus designs and builds transfer vehicles propelled by proprietary water plasma thrusters. The vehicles ferry satellites to a custom orbit after they are delivered by conventional rockets to their initial orbit. Momentus is a 50 person team growing rapidly.

For more information and a list of job openings, please visit us at http://www.momentus.space/careers

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