Interviews


KEEPING COMPETITIVE AND RELIABLE

Salvatore T. “Tory” Bruno, President and CEO of United Launch Alliance (ULA), lays out his plans for the company in an email interview with David Todd, Seradata’s Head of Space Content. The issues include how to keep ULA competitive in a more open market and why the partially reusable Vulcan rocket is key to its future. While Tory Bruno hails from a technological background, his other area of expertise is medieval history, and that era’s concepts of honour and family are a vital part of his managerial approach.

 

Q. Since you became leader of ULA in 2014, what major changes in the organi

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Looking At Key Risks And Challanges Ahead

Q: Eric, congratulations to your new job as CEO of OneWeb. Your arrival at OneWeb gives the venture certainly more credibility. What were the main reasons for you to accept the offer for this challenging job?


A: Thank you. There was no question in

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Leading the way - Technology and performance developments

Q. How is technology helping Arianespace improve launch success and reduce associated risks while increasing competitiveness?

Ans. Our record reliability – 73 successes in a row with Ariane 5 – is the result of the maturity and stability of ou

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Industry leader perspective of things to come

Q. Considering the maturity of the industry, do you believe that manufacturing satellites should still be performed on a best efforts basis?

Ans. For large geostationary satellites, extensive testing on the ground at component, subsystem and spacecraft le

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