Mike Gold is Vice President of Washington Operations and Business Development for SSL, America’s most prolific commercial satellite manufacturer and a global leader in space systems and robotics. At SSL, Mr. Gold is responsible for interactions with Congress and Executive Branch agencies as well as business development for emerging space technologies. In 2008, Mr. Gold was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation to serve on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (“COMSTAC”), and was appointed to serve as Chair of the organization in 2012. The COMSTAC is a federal advisory committee comprised of leading commercial space industry executives that provides advice to the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Additionally, Mr. Gold was appointed by the National Research Council to serve on the Space Technology Industry-Government-University roundtable which supports NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate.
Mr. Gold is an attorney and has written three law review articles describing the intersection between the commercial space industry and export controls. Mr. Gold has had two editorials entered into the Congressional Record, and has testified before the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives as a subject matter expert in commercial space policy, law, and innovation
Mr. Gold is Vice President of Washington Operations and Business Development for Space Systems Loral (SSL). Mr. Gold is supporting a variety of innovative programs at SSL including satellite servicing, persistent platform, and leveraging repurposed rocket upper stages as habitats. Mr. Gold is the Chair of the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (“COMSTAC”), the federal advisory committee to the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Mr. Gold also serves as Chair of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s Export Control Committee.