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PALO ALTO, Calif. – May 9, 2016 Space Systems Loral (SSL), a leading provider of commercial satellites, today announced that Michael Gold has assumed the role of Vice President, Washington, DC Operations at SSL.  Mr. Gold, who previously served as Director of D.C. Operations and Business Growth at Bigelow Aerospace, will expand SSL’s Washington, D.C. presence to support the company’s increasing U.S. government business.  

Mr. Gold founded Bigelow Aerospace’s Washington office in 2003, and over the course of his tenure there helped lead the company through numerous political and regulatory challenges and two international launch campaigns. At the same time he has served on several advisory committees, working with the FAA, NASA and other government organizations.

“Expanding our DC-Area office demonstrates our commitment to further build on the work we are doing with U.S. government agencies,” said John Celli, president of SSL. “Michael Gold brings a wealth of experience with both civil and defense organizations and will strengthen our ability to make a contribution to government programs.”

SSL is currently working on projects with several U.S. government agencies, including on-orbit robotic satellite assembly with DARPA and NASA. The company also recently announced other work with JPL for the Mars 2020 project and is the industry partner for a potential NASA Discovery Mission to the asteroid Psyche.

Mr. Gold holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.


About SSL
Space Systems Loral (SSL) is a leading provider of commercial satellites with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as direct-to-home television, video content distribution, broadband Internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation.  As a Silicon Valley innovator for more than 50 years, SSL’s advanced product line also includes state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations. For more information, visit


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