Orbital Recovery Appoints Space Insurance Expert
Orbital Recovery Corp. has appointed Kirby Ikin as its senior vice president for risk management. Ikin has extensive experience in the space insurance and risk management sectors, which he will apply to Orbital Recovery’s development of a space tug to extend the operational lifetimes of in-orbit telecommunications satellites.
Ikin was a space insurance underwriter at GIO in Australia for 10 years, and became managing director of GIO Space in 1998. He subsequently was responsible for the planned commercial operations at the Asia-Pacific Space Center, and continued on its board after returning full time to Austen Greer Consulting.