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Maxar CTO Dr. Walter Scott Awarded the David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


WESTMINSTER, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Maxar Technologies (NYSE:MAXR) (TSX:MAXR), a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure, celebrates Dr. Walter Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, for being awarded the David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA). The lectureship recognizes a prominent industry leader who has created a space-related business and generated substantial economic benefits and market value.

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Maxar CTO Dr. Walter Scott (Photo: Maxar Technologies)

Maxar CTO Dr. Walter Scott (Photo: Maxar Technologies)

Scott delivered his lecture, “Birth of the Remote Sensing Industry,” on November 15, during AIAA’s 2021 ASCEND conference. As the founder of WorldView Imaging, which became DigitalGlobe and then Maxar, Scott was a preeminent figure in the establishment of the commercial Earth observation industry. His lecture detailed how satellite imagery and analytics evolved from a secretive government enterprise to a multibillion-dollar global industry that has contributed significant societal benefits over 30 years. Watch his speech here.

In addition to the lectureship honor, AIAA recently announced that Scott will be inducted as a member of the newly elected Class of 2022 AIAA Associate Fellows.

“This distinguished group of individuals exemplify passion and dedication to advancing the aerospace profession,” said AIAA President Basil Hassan. “Each of them was selected because of their significant and lasting contributions to the field. They are truly shaping the future of aerospace.”

To be selected as an Associate Fellow, an individual must be an AIAA Senior Member in good standing, with at least 12 years of professional experience, and be recommended by three current Associate Fellows. The induction will happen in early January 2022.

“Maxar owes much of its tremendous success over a span of nearly three decades to Walter’s vision and tireless efforts in all facets of the business,” said Maxar CEO Dan Jablonsky. “He is an invaluable member of our leadership team, focused on enabling the capabilities that will serve the mission needs of our customers for many years to come.”

About Maxar

Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 4,400 team members in over 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better world. Maxar trades on the New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange as MAXR. For more information, visit

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