Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) • Chair Executive Committee and Former Major General U.S. Air Force

Maj. Gen. Jim Armor, USAF (Ret.) is a Director, Government Relations for Northrop Grumman Corp. in Falls Church, VA, , where he coordinates government interactions for the company’s Commercial Space and Launch business areas. In addition, he is the Vice President for Government Services of SpaceLogistics LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of NGC serving the on-orbit satellite servicing industry. He is currently the Vice Chairman of the Space Council of the Aerospace Industry Association (AIA); Chairman of the Commercialization and Innovation Committee of the FAA’s Commercial Space Technical Advisory Council (COMSTAC); a member of the Policy & Regulatory Committee of the NASA Advisory Council (NAC); the Chairman of Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing (CONFERS); and an active Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), where he is on the Public Policy Committee. He also now serves on the Board of Directors of NAVSYS Corp, a small, woman owned navigation R&D Company in Colorado Springs, CO. Prior to his positions with NGC, he was the Staff VP for Government Relations with Orbital ATK, and before that, he was the VP for Strategy and Business Development at Alliant Techsystems (ATK), Space Systems Division where he developed and delivered small, responsive satellites, satellite components, and related engineering services. He also helped to establish an entirely new commercial space market, in- orbit satellite servicing, as well as engineering systems supporting NASA and DARPA robotics. Prior to joining ATK, he was the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of The Armor Group, LLC, which provided consulting support to government and commercial space organizations. He has been on several National Research Council Studies for NASA and the USAF, the Board of Advisors to the Secure World Foundation (SWF) advocating international sustainable space policies, and the Board of Directors, Integral Systems, Inc., Lanham, MD. He served 34 years in the U.S. Air Force in a variety of space related command and staff positions including Director of the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office, Director of Acquisition and Operations for Signals Intelligence at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and as a military payload specialist on the Space Shuttle. He served as the Director of the National Security Space Office at the Pentagon before retiring from the USAF in January 2008.

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International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States