Public Lecture by CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation

MWest 17 May 2010

The Sydney Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA) proudly presents


by David Thompson – Chairman & CEO, Orbital Sciences Corporation

Date: Monday 24th May 2010 at 6:30pm
Location: Japan Theatre, Questacon, King Edward Terrace, Canberra

This public lecture is FREE and all are welcome.
No RSVP required. For more information contact aiaa.sydneysection[at]

About David Thompson:

Mr. Thompson has been Chairman and CEO of Orbital Sciences Corporation since co-founding the company in 1982. Orbital is one of America’s leading space-related R&D and manufacturing companies, with 2009 revenues of approximately $1.2 billion and a workforce of 3,600 people. The company is the industry leader in providing smaller, more affordable space systems to commercial and government customers around the globe. Since the early 1980’s, Orbital has carried out more than 675 rocket launches and satellite deployments, in support of commercial communications, Earth and space science, and national defence applications. Mr. Thompson is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and was elected as AIAA’s President for the 2009-2010 year.

In this talk, Mr. Thompson will describe Orbital Sciences latest activities in space exploration, defence and commerce.

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