Nanoracks is a cutting-edge aerospace company focusing on providing commercial access to space, currently on the International Space Station (ISS), suborbital vehicles, expendable launch vehicles, and more! We have sent over 1,000 payloads to the Space Station, kickstarted the CubeSat deployment revolution, and have customers in over 30 nations.
Since 2009, Nanoracks has created and expanded new in-space markets and has been the world leader for ushering in a new era of in-space services. Currently, Nanoracks is working to build commercial space stations (“Outposts”) from the spent upper stages of launch vehicles in orbit. This technology will enable spent upper stages to be used as crewed and un-crewed space stations for various purposes and customers—both civil and commercial.
Nanoracks will provide and facilitate an ecosystem of interoperable technologies and distributed free flying space stations. You can read our approach here.
Nanoracks is building Starlab, a free-flying commercial space station, to launch in 2027. The Starlab Vision is exemplified in the George Washington Carver (GWC) Science Park, an international consortium of organizations working in concert to design, build, and operate the world’s first science park in space. The GWC Science Park will leverage a successful terrestrial business model where scientists and industry experts share findings, collaborate, and use new technologies to advance both scientific and commercial endeavors. This effort compliments Nanoracks’ long history in supporting universities, start-up companies, non-profits, and other organizations’ research on the ISS. The GWC Science Park goals will be accomplished within its four main operational components, which will include a biology lab, plant habitation lab, physical science and materials research lab, and an open workbench area.
About the Position:
Nanoracks is looking for a highly experienced Director to lead the George Washington Carver (GWC) Science Park team members in the definition, development, and design of the park. They will be an obsessively organized individual, capable of meeting both programmatic and organizational demands, and coordinate a constant flow of communication between science park members and Starlab technical staff at both Nanoracks and its integration subcontractor. This individual will be expected to represent the interests and report on the progress of the GWC both publicly and within Nanoracks and its parent company, Voyager Space Holdings. This individual will have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be comfortable representing technical and program information to various stakeholder communities, including scientists, academics, engineering staff, executives, and investors—both nationally and outside the United States. The ideal candidate will be exceptionally science-literate and be able to build—and execute—a roadmap for the GWC team to follow in outreach supporting the building of a thriving global community of scientists and users. The GWC Science Park Director will be responsible to developing the flight science payload requirements for the Starlab vehicle.
As the functional Director of the GWC park, this individual will be a thoughtful leader—ready to inspire both the GWC Consortium and the world to engage in the dawning of a new age of commercial human space exploration.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Competitive with industry standard.