David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce Open for Nominations 10 November 2023 – 15 January 2024
The David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce Award provides an annual lecture to recognize a prominent industry leader or senior management team (up to three individuals) who have created or grown a space-related business and generated substantial economic benefits and market value.
The award is sponsored and endowed by Orbital ATK Inc., (now Northrop Grumman) to commemorate the long and distinguished career of commercial space pioneer, David W. Thompson.
This award is generally presented at the AIAA AVIATION Forum/ASCEND.
Accepting Online Nominations: 10 November
Nomination Deadline: 15 January
Endorsement Letters Deadline: 1 February
Mr George T WhitesidesConvective CapitalAwardedAward: 2023 AIAA David W Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce AwardAIAA Citation: "Connecting Space to Earth"
Walter ScottMaxarAwardedAward: 2021 AIAA Thompson Space Commerce LectureshipAIAA Citation: Lecture: Birth of the Remote Sensing Industry
Charlie ErgenAwardedAward: 2020 David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce AwardAIAA Citation: “Transforming a Company in a Changing Industry.”
Eddy HartensteinTribune Publishing | Yahoo!AwardedAward: 2019 David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce AwardAIAA Citation: Communications Satellites — Then, Now, and Where Next?
Charles R TrimbleTrimble NavigationAwardedAward: 2018 AIAA David W. Thompson Lecture in Space CommerceAIAA Citation: Pioneering Space and Commercialization of GPS