Space Policy Pod: Episode 15 (Karl Rodrigues, Australian Space Agency) 18 November 2020
Space Policy Pod
Given the current real-world challenges confronting all of us, AIAA has joined the MITRE Corporation and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to produce this podcast series to examine events and ideas affecting the space sector. We hope the episodes serve as an enlightening discussion on the relevant topics of the day with insights from key policymakers in the field.
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- Episode 15: Karl Rodrigues
18 November 2020
Executive Director for International and National Engagement at the Australian Space Agency
Episode recorded 10 November 2020
Episode 15 features Karl Rodrigues, Executive Director for International and National Engagement at the Australian Space Agency. Mr. Rodrigues is responsible for developing relationships with international space agencies. He also engages with Australian industry, start-ups, domestic agencies, research institutions, and state and territory governments to help grow the Australian space sector.
Mr. Rodrigues has over 25 years of experience in innovation, venture investment, research, development and commercialization of technology. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Applied Computing Science from the University of Technology in Sydney, an MBA with Distinction from Griffith University in Queensland, and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Since the recording, the Australian Government has announced that Virgin Galactic’s Chief Operating Officer, Enrico Palermo will be the new Head of the Australian Space Agency from January 2021.