CEO, Spaceflight Industries
Jason Andrews is the CEO of Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight), a next-generation space products and services company that is transforming the model for building, launching and operating satellites. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries and service lines Spaceflight Systems, Spaceflight Services and Spaceflight Networks, Spaceflight streamlines the process and reduces the cost to access and operate in space. Andrews co-founded Spaceflight Systems in 1999 as Andrews Space with the mission of being a catalyst in the commercialization, exploration and development of space. Today the company produces affordable, high-performance commercial satellite components and spacecraft. Andrews then founded Spaceflight Services, the “space logistics company,” in 2010 to provide cost-effective, commercial “rideshare” launch services that open up access to space for more organizations and applications. In 2014, Andrews announced Spaceflight Networks, a business dedicated to cost-effective spacecraft communications and operations for small-satellite customers. Under Andrews’ direction, all of these companies were combined and rebranded under the Spaceflight name in 2015 to form Spaceflight Industries. Prior to Spaceflight, Andrews served at Kistler Aerospace Corporation from 1995 to 1998, where he held a range of positions including K-1 Vehicle Two project manager and design integration manager. He holds a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington and was a “40 Under 40” honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal in 2006.