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Generation Orbit

Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. (GO) offers fast, flexible, and dedicated space transportation services for small payloads.

  • Stage Product In Development
  • Industry Other
  • Location Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded April 2011
  • Employees 5
  • Website

Company Summary

GOLauncher is an air-launched system specifically designed for small payloads, enabling satellite developers and suborbital researchers to design small spacecraft and experiments to their full potential by offering fast, flexible, and dedicated space transportation services.


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    John R. Olds, PhD
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer

    Dr. Olds has over 20 years of experience in the aerospace sector, including positions in private consulting, large aerospace industry, academia, and entrepreneurship. As a professor, he created and directed the Space Systems Design Lab at Georgia Tech. Dr. Olds has started a number of successful small businesses, including SpaceWorks Enterprises, Generation Orbit, and Terminal Velocity Aerospace.

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    Brad St. Germain, PhD
    Chief Technical Officer

    Dr. St. Germain brings over a decade of experience managing and supporting a range of aerospace systems and architecture design activities for government and commercial organizations. He has a strong background in aerospace systems design, with specific disciplinary expertise in space vehicle trajectory simulation, weight estimation, and propulsion analysis. Previous experience includes work at Pratt & Whitney, NASA Marshall, and NASA Langley.

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    Anthony J. Piplica
    Chief Operating Officer

    Mr. Piplica brings a unique blend of technical and entrepreneurship skills to lead a wide range of system design and business development activities for GO. His strong background in aerospace systems design, including spacecraft, launch vehicles, and hypersonic aircraft design at SpaceWorks Entperises and Jacobs Technologies is complemented by a background in marketing and entrepreneurship from his time at Georgia Tech.

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    David Horn
    Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. David Horn is Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Generation Orbit Launch Services, Inc. Mr. Horn has over 30 years’ experience establishing high performing finance and administration functions across a wide variety of business challenges. In his previous 15 years with Tatum LLC, Mr. Horn provided financial and administrative leadership as the Firm’s own CFO as the business grew from $40 million to $150 million.


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    360 Venture Law, LLP

Previous Investors

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    SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI)