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LeoLabs Exec Matthew Shouppe Joins Kayhan Space as Chief Commercial Officer 

By Rachel Jewett | February 23, 2023

      Matthew Shouppe. Photo: Kayhan Space

      LeoLabs executive Matthew Shouppe joined spaceflight safety company Kayhan Space as chief commercial officer, the company announced Thursday. 

      Shouppe has more than 13 years of industry experience in sales and product development for astrodynamics-based software and software-as-a-service applications. He joins Kayhan Space direct from LeoLabs, where he served as senior director of Commercial Space where he led sales and product strategy. Both companies focus on space situational awareness for satellite operators. 

      Shouppe is tasked with driving product development, sales, and customer adoption of Pathfinder, the spaceflight safety platform Kayhan Space launched last year. Pathfinder collects and fuses space object data from various sources, leverages precise orbit prediction algorithms to determine upcoming conjunction events or potential collisions with high accuracy.

      Siamak Hesar, Kayhan Space co-founder and CEO said Shouppe will help the company scale its existing lineup of solutions. 

      “I’m thrilled to join the leadership team at Kayhan Space as chief commercial officer,” Shouppe said. “The company is incredibly well positioned for significant growth and customer adoption of its services for collision avoidance via autonomous maneuver decision making and operator coordination. They are developing real, practical frameworks and solutions for space traffic management — something our industry desperately needs.”