Home   /   RESOURCES   /   MYSEC.TV   / Former NASA JPL leader to support Australian space researchers

Former NASA JPL leader to support Australian space researchers

Tech & Sec Weekly


We speak with former Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and a retired lieutenant general with the US Air Force, Lieutenant General Larry James (Ret.) who has been appointed by Monash University and SmartSat Cooperative Research Centre (SmartSat) to boost their respective space research strategies.

Based in Sydney, Lt Gen James will act as Strategic Advisor to SmartSat to further facilitate opportunities for international collaboration and is set to join Monash University as Professor of Space Innovation.

Lt Gen James served as Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory for 11 years, during which time he was responsible for managing the Laboratory’s $2.6 billion in annual revenues and over 6,000 strong staff working in solar system exploration, Mars, astronomy, physics, Earth science, interplanetary network programs, and all business operations.

#australiainspacetv #monashuniversity #smartsatcrc #nasajpl #nasa


June 10, 2024
In this interview, we speak with Mac Munsayac, Head of Customer Experience at Philippine Airlines, to explore the transformative role of AI in the aviation industry. Watch Now
June 5, 2024
Delegates from Curtin University’s Binar Space Program recently handed over three cube satellites, or “cubesats”, bound for the International Space Station (ISS) to its launch provider Space BD in Japan. Watch Now
June 4, 2024
As Vice President and CTO, Solutions, for Salesforce ASEAN, Gavin Barfield leads a team of Salesforce engineers across the region to develop and drive integrated technology solutions for Salesforce customers. Watch Now
May 23, 2024
We speak with Darin Lovett, Executive Director of the iLAuNCH Trailblazer. The Innovative Launch, Automation, Novel Materials, Communications and Hypersonics (iLAuNCH) Trailblazer is a $180 million program building Australia’s enduring space capability through the commercialisation of projects, a fast-track accelerator, and skills development to build the workforce of the future. Watch Now