Kirk Hovell

Obruta • Co-founder and the Chief Technical Officer

Kirk Hovell is a co-founder and the Chief Technical Officer at Obruta, a Canadian startup company building semi-autonomous spacecraft docking systems that enable the in-orbit economy. Kirk received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Carleton University in 2022, where he performed the first AI-guided laboratory spacecraft docking experiments; he has since flown Obruta's docking software in space four times.


International Astronautical Congress 2024

14-18 October 2024

Milan, Italy