Space Council

WashingtonExec Space Council provides members with direct access to key groups to expand knowledge of our dynamic space enterprise and track trends on evolving areas, enabling opportunities to develop trusted business relationships – all in the national interest.

Space Council executive event topics align with national space priorities including:

  • Maintaining U.S. leadership in space exploration and space science.
  • Fostering a policy and regulatory environment to enables a competitive and burgeoning U.S. commercial space sector.
  • Protecting space-related critical infrastructure and strengthening security of U.S. space industrial base.
  • Defending national security interests from growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.
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Ron Birk, Director at The Aerospace Corporation

Ron Birk

Principal Director, Space Enterprise Evolution Directorate

Ronald J. Birk is the associate principal director of development with the Civil Systems Group at The Aerospace Corporation. In this role, he focuses on the development of emerging drivers associated with national priorities, on strategic planning, and establishing strategic relationships with partners, customers, and collaborators. Birk has 40 years of experience in program management, business development, and strategic planning associated with the development of aerospace systems. His experience includes developing programs, systems, and sensors to advance U.S. space capabilities and related complex systems in the national interest, including national and international plans for Earth observation systems of systems to improve decision support.

Prior to joining Aerospace, Birk was the director of Civil and Military Space Systems at Northrop Grumman, and the director of Applied Sciences at NASA.