Astroscale Ltd., a market-leader in developing a space debris removal service to secure long-term orbital sustainability, has announced the strengthening of its management team with the appointment of Kumar Singarajah as Director of Government & Regulatory Affairs (UK & Europe) effective 23 March 2020.
Singarajah joins with 30 years experience in senior positions in the space and telecommunications sectors with companies such as Avanti Communications, ICO Global Communications, Global, Inmarsat and SES ASTRA. He is the current chair of the joint techuk/UKspace Satellite Telecommunications Committee and a faculty member of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law.
In his new role, Singarajah will lead governmental, regulatory and space policy matters with UK and European government organisations and will work closely with John Auburn, Chief Commercial Officer and Managing Director, UK, as well as the Global Policy team.
“Kumar will be a real asset to Astroscale UK. With his invaluable experience and knowledge, he will be able to help us to move the company forward in critical areas such as licensing and spectrum, as well as many policy issues,” said Auburn. “He has an extremely relevant and impressive track record and we welcome a renowned leader to the company.”
On his appointment, Singarajah said, “Astroscale is a pioneering international company at the vanguard of real-world efforts to enable the sustainable use of space and to combat the growing pollution of the space environment by space debris. It is a real privilege to join the Astroscale UK team and to support the company’s inspiring mission.”