David Caponio (Credit: Launcher)
Continues to Strengthen Launcher’s Team with Decades of Experience at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, U.S. Space Force and More
HAWTHORNE, Calif., July 15, 2021 (Launcher PR) – Launcher today announced that commercial space executive David Caponio has joined its leadership team as the Head of Product and Business Development. David brings two decades of both customer and provider experience in the commercial space launch sector, including at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, and Tyvak and in the U.S. Government, as a military officer supporting launch and space development programs at the U.S. Space Force and the U.S. Air Force.
David’s announcement highlights the continuous strengthening of Launcher’s leadership team and follows Launcher’s finalization of $11.7M in Series A funding in June. Launcher is unique in the small satellite launch services market for its high-performance, 3D printed copper alloy staged combustion liquid rocket engines. The company is on track to reach orbit in 2024 at the lowest total investment in history.
David has provided decades of service to the U.S. Government as an active and reserve military officer, as well as a government consultant for launch and small satellite development to the U.S. Air Force and Space Force. ...