Speaker: Jim Keravala
Jim Keravala is Chief Operating Officer and cofounder of Shackleton Energy Company Inc. Shackleton Energy Company is establishing a fleet of space propellant depots and reusable transport systems utilizing lunar polar water for an assured continuous supply of fuel in space.
Jim has an extensive background of successful space developments and operations. He was Director of a space company for seven years arranging launch programs and space access with Russian launch vehicles and subsequently joined Surrey Satellite Technology as Launch Manager for six years overseeing several successful orbital launches on Russian, European and U.S. launch vehicles. In this role he was also involved in the establishment of new space programs for emerging space nations. He was chairman of a high powered rocketry foundation, is a graduate of International Space University, a member of the International Institute of Space Law, a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Chairman Emeritus of the AIAA SF Section. He is a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and an elected Academician at the International Academy of Astronautics. Jim was appointed by the Governor of Hawaii to the Board of PISCES, establishing an industrial Lunar research facility, reflecting his work at Shackleton Energy Company and is currently on the Board of Directors of the Moon Society. He has a background in aerospace, spacecraft engineering and physics. With additional operational experience in the finance, construction, transportation and mining sectors, Jim has also successfully raised venture capital in Silicon Valley and cofounded and led several space and technology companies.