Dr. Dany J. Harel, Chief Technology Officer U.S. Space LLC.
Dany J. Harel joined U.S. Space as Chief Technology Officer when the company was formed in January 2009. Dany has been responsible for all technical aspects of the dedicated space solutions U.S. Space offers to the governments of the U.S. and its allies and to commercial enterprises worldwide. Working with spacecraft manufacturers and launch vehicle providers, Dr. Harel has established satellite system designs that meet the specific needs of customers for improved flexibility, cost-effectiveness and deployment speed.
Prior to joining U.S. Space in January 2009, Dr. Harel was with SES Americom and its predecessor companies from 1980 to 2008, where he was involved in every technical aspect of its satellite fleet. When SES-Engineering was created in 2007, he, as Senior Vice President Space – Infrastructure, was responsible for all of the SES group space assets from satellite design and specification, program management of manufacturers and launch service providers, launch and in-orbit-test activities.
As Senior Vice President and Chief Scientist, his last position at SES, Dr. Harel was responsible for all activities associated with SES Mergers and Acquisitions in relation to the Space segment and for activities associated with hosted payloads opportunities for Government, Science, Technology Development and Experimentation. He acted as the chief investigator and expert in the advancement of technological designs. In 1980, he joined RCA American Communications, a predecessor company to SES Americom. In 1975, he joined Bell Laboratories where he worked on the development of advanced Packet Switching data communications networks.
A native of Israel, he served for eight years in the Israeli Defense Forces. He earned a Ph.D. of Electrical Engineering degree from Syracuse University.