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"Extending human activity in space can only be realized if we innovate and modernize space situational awareness data generation technology and processes on earth."

Curtis Hernandez

DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT RELATIONS

"Extending human activity in space can only be realized if we innovate and modernize space situational awareness data generation technology and processes on earth."

Curtis Hernandez is an expert in national level space policy, executive branch processes, and is a 25-year veteran space operator in the United States Air Force. He joined LeoLabs having previously served as the Director of National Security Space Policy on the National Space Council. Curtis champions the adoption of modernized and innovative solutions that promote and secure the extension of human activity in space.

Curtis interfaces with policymakers, operators, professional staff members, and national level leaders to drive space situational and domain awareness policy and procurement initiatives that capitalize on the unique and innovative capabilities developed by LeoLabs Inc. Curtis champions the adoption of modernized and innovative solutions that promote and secure the extension of human activity in space.

Having last served as the Director of National Security Space Policy for the National Space Council, Curtis brings extensive experience and perspective on space policy. In his previous role, Curtis led interagency teams to author the 2020 National Space Policy, Space Policy Directive-5 (SPD-5) on cybersecurity for space systems, SPD-7 on space based positioning, navigation, and timing, and guided the implementation of SPD-3, the National Space Traffic management policy across the executive branch. Curtis was also instrumental in driving the establishment of the United States Space Force and re establishment of the United States Space Command on behalf of the Executive Office of the President.

As a retired United States Air Force Colonel, Curtis draws on 25 years of space operations experience in space control, launch and range operations, and command. Curtis is a graduate and former instructor of the United States Air Force Weapons school and holds an MSA in Information Resource Management from Central Michigan University, an MMOAS from the Air Command and Staff College, and an MSS from the Air War College.

A proud father of four, Curtis is an avid fan of science fiction novels and films, enjoys golf and RVing, and is pursuing a goal to sail around the world with his wife Ericka.