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Barry Matsumori Leaves SpaceX, Joins Virgin Galactic

By | August 20, 2015
      Barry Matsumori Johann-Dietrich Woerner

      Barry Matsumori on a panel with Johann-Dietrich Woerner in May 2014. Photo: ESA/P. Sebirot

      [Via Satellite 08-20-2015] Barry Matsumori, formerly the senior vice president of sales and business development at SpaceX, has joined Virgin Galactic’s satellite launch team. With Virgin Galactic, Matsumori holds the title of senior vice president of business development and advanced concepts for LauncherOne, the company’s small satellite launch vehicle.

      Prior to SpaceX, Matsumori held a leadership role at Qualcomm as vice president of wireless connectivity where he was responsible for the development of mobile telecom module products as well as satellite communication infrastructure and terminals. He has held positions at Space Systems Loral (SSL) and General Dynamics, and has experience with early-stage technology companies on space technology product development, and maturing operational processes leading to an Initial Public Offering (IPO). Matsumori joins Virgin Galactic with more than 25 years of experience in technology fields.