Michael Cratt

Managing Director at Av-Comm Space & Defence, STEP Electronics & SkyTel Telecommunications

Michael Cratt is passionate about the unique and vital role the ground segment plays in the Australian space ecosystem. With over 17 years of experience across implementation and project management, systems engineering, and business development at Av-Comm, Michael brings a unique focus to building and sustaining satellite ground stations throughout APAC for Av-Comm’s clients.

A collaborative project partner and empowering leader, Michael’s drive to ensure the efficacy and longevity of Australia’s space industry is demonstrated in his commitment to developing Australia’s local SATCOM workforce and building the Cassowary, Australia’s first sovereign-manufactured satellite ground stations.

Av-Comm Space and Defence specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of optical and RF ground segment in support of Space and Astronomy applications.


Ground Segments – the critical role being played by a 40 year Australian business icon

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