Tech CEO joins Aerospace and SmallSat Launch Company
Vaya Space announced today that Carol Craig, Founder and CEO of Craig Technologies and Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions, has joined the Board of Directors.
“Carol Craig is an accomplished business leader, innovator, and entrepreneur,” said Sid Gutierrez, retired NASA Astronaut and Vaya Space Chairman of the Board. "Her extensive experience and expertise growing tech start-ups into successful companies will help us take Vaya Space to the next level.”
A former Naval Flight Officer, Carol Craig is the first female CEO to commercially provide satellite deployment from the International Space Station. A few of her many awards include Small Business Administration - State of Florida Small Businessperson of the Year, Orlando Business Journal – Veteran of Influence, Great Minds in STEM – HENNAC Entrepreneur Award, and National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) Small Business Executive of the Year.
Craig Technologies is a nationwide engineering, technology, and manufacturing firm that provides services to both government and commercial customers. In partnership with Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions, Craig Technologies also supports the International Space Station.
Craig Technologies Aerospace Solutions provides turnkey services to manage and execute the successful integration and on-orbit operations of satellite payloads using the International Space Station Integrated Kinetic Launcher for Orbital Payload System (SSIKLOPS), supporting the Low Earth Orbit (LEO) microsatellite market (50-100kg).
“I am honored to become part of the Vaya Space team as a Member of the Board,” said Carol Craig. “Vaya Space is preparing to be a strong competitor in the SmallSat launch market and I am confident that my experience and understanding of the aerospace and satellite industry will put me in the position to add a valued contribution to the company.”
About Vaya Space: Vaya Space is a hybrid rocket propulsion and SmallSat launch company leveraging advances in additive manufacturing to redefine the cost, performance, and safety of space access. With a build, integrate, and launch-ready cycle of less than 30 days, Vaya Space is capable of launching payloads greater than 1,000 kg into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), and payloads greater than 600 kg into Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO). Positioned to serve the global market, Vaya Space is now accepting launch reservations for 2023.