Frank Backes

Job Title

CEO

Company

Capella Space

Speaking At

  • SUMMIT ON EARTH OBSERVATION BUSINESS

Bio

Frank Backes is the Chief Executive Officer at Capella Space. Previously, Mr. Backes
served as Senior Vice President for Kratos Space Federal and Commercial Cyber and
has spent 30+ years in the satellite launch, command, control, and communications
industries. Mr. Backes is a technology pioneer in the systematic and continuous
application of cyber security solutions for space systems. Mr. Backes is the former Chief
Executive Officer for Braxton Technologies LLC and Braxton Science and Technology
Group, LLC, leading manufacturers of launch, command and control software for
intelligence, military and commercial applications based in Colorado Springs, CO. He is
a space industry thought leader recognized for innovating solutions that expand
organizational capability, product portfolios and market presence.
Mr. Backes is a noted industry speaker for innovative technologies and company brands
delivering professional-level presentations with extensive tradeshow and large industry
event experience. He was recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
award in 2009 for achievements in the aerospace industry. Mr. Backes is the founder
and president of the Space ISAC and serves on the board of directors for Modern
Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI), and formerly, the advisory board for the University of
Colorado Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences Department, and the chairman of
the Colorado Space Business Roundtable. He received a BSEE in Semiconductor
Physics from the University of California at San Diego along with minors in
communications/marketing and computer hardware.

Speaking

20September
09:10 / 09:50
Concorde

SUMMIT ON EARTH OBSERVATION BUSINESS

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