Vice President and General Manager, Civil Space Business Unit, Space & Intelligence Sector, Peraton
Last year, Mark Jahshan and his team faced a significant challenge ⏤ identifying which legacy processes were working and what enhanced capabilities, workforce and agility were required to enable the future of space communications across 2 million kilometers.
“It’s a balance between stability and transformation,” he said. “You’re introducing something new — with a significant amount of risk ⏤ into a stable mission environment where we can’t afford to break things,”
Enhanced communication has been critical to their success.
“Mark and the team are evolving in lock step with our customers as the United States returns to human space flight,” said Roger Mason, president of the Space & Intelligence sector. “As we face an exciting but uncertain future, the next task is helping our government partners transform to more efficient, agile and scalable solutions that can keep pace with commercially-driving progress and competition.”
In 2023, Jahshan and his team will continue to leverage lessons from inside and outside civil space to generate optionality for customers driving the commercialization of space communications.
“We all face an exciting but uncertain future,” he said. “We must continuously evolve with our customers, rather than waiting to respond to their tasking.”
As the U.S. returns to human space flight, Jahshan and the team will help government systems transform to keep pace with commercial innovation and competition.
“The future is commercial,” he said. “We know points A and B but the path between the two must be flexible enough to support missions across the evolutionary landscape.”