Industry Seminar Series - David Hurst of Orbital Transports

Friday, February 21, 2020 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Eckhardt Research Center 301B
David Hurst, Orbital Transports
Space Technologies: The Coming Economy of Space Resources

David Hurst is a technology entrepreneur, having founded multiple successful technology companies. He also has over 30 years of experience in software engineering, developing complex systems, managing software development teams, and delivering products. He has performed technical due diligence and business strategy assessments for venture capital firms and advanced technology start-ups. In 2013, he left the IT industry to follow his passion for space exploration. Mr. Hurst founded Orbital Transports to develop the space logistics and orbital infrastructure technologies needed for the emerging economy of space resources—and ultimately support human settlement of the Solar System. Hurst performs systems engineering and project management for small satellite space missions. He is a contributor to the INCOSE Space Systems Working Group CubeSat System Reference Model and develops MBSE practices for small satellite missions. As an advocate of space-related and space-scalable business, he founded the NewSpace Chicago community of space entrepreneurs and others engaged in building commercial space ventures in Chicago. Hurst graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor's in electrical engineering and computer science and has received four patents.
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The Industry Seminar Series is PME's new event series focused on industry speakers, in order to increase exposure to what is going on in industry, provide students and postdocs opportunities to make external contacts, ask about career options, and seek advice on the job transition.