Kirsten Armstrong

Petra Strategy • President

Kirsten Armstrong is the President of Petra Strategy, a policy and analysis consultancy. Petra’s mission is to help its customers be well positioned in the global space economy, by providing specialized expertise to businesses and governments on emerging trends in the space industry to support strategic decision making. Her current research activities include entrepreneurship and NewSpace, models for emerging space economies, and broad industry trends.

Previously, Kirsten was the Director of Business Development at Bryce Space and Technology, a leading space analytics company. She led the development of key space industry reports, including “Start-Up Space” for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and two iterations of “The State of the Satellite Industry Report” for the Satellite Industry Association. She was also a program manager at the Tauri Group, providing strategic planning and performance management support to NASA for the development of strategic plans, budgets, and annual reports. Her team was recognized with a NASA Honor Award.

She has a B.A. in Economics (Whittier College, USA) and a Master’s in Science, Technology and Public Policy with concentrations in space policy and economics (George Washington University, USA).


International Astronautical Congress 2019

21-25 October 2019

Washington, United States