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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Aerospace Communications Award

The Aerospace Communications Award is presented for an outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace communications. Candidates are individuals or small teams (up to 4 members) whose achievements have had a positive impact on technology and society. This award is presented annually at the AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC). Nomination Deadline: 1 October
  • Full Name: Dr Ray Leopold
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For inventing LEO, Mobile Communications, IRIDIUM Satellite Systems, and for developing systems architecture, directing systems engineering, creating global TDMA/FDMA telephony concept, and initiating a multi-billion dollar business