Our Advisory Board is getting more and more awesome.
James Mason is the SVP of Space Systems at Planet and is joining our Advisory Board to help us grow further and faster.
For the last decade he has been innovating new mission concepts, building and leading teams, and creating the largest remote sensing constellation in history.
He joined Planet, a leading satellite imagery and geospatial company, in 2011 as a systems engineer. Since then he led Planet’s mission operations, building the teams, processes and infrastructure needed to launch and operate over 500 satellites deployed to date, and today is responsible for all of Planet’s space systems engineering, including all aspects of developing, manufacturing, and operating Planet’s fleet of imaging satellites and supporting ground station network.
Prior to Planet James was a researcher at NASA Ames Research Center specializing in orbital dynamics and orbital debris remediation.
He holds a Master of Space Studies from the International Space University, a BSc-Honours in Astrophysics from the National Astrophysics and Space Science Program, and a BSc in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Cape Town.
Welcome, James! We are proud to have you onboard!