Rich Pang is the Director of Government Product Development for Telesat and an industry expert in the development and execution of government products and services including hosting government payloads on commercial satellites. He is a retired military officer with 21 years of experience in space operations dealing with missile warning and defense, space control, satellite command and control, launch and early orbit testing, and collision avoidance and electromagnetic interference analyses.
Prior to joining Telesat, Mr. Pang served as the Vice President of Government Segment Market Management at SES Networks. Previously he was the Senior Director for Hosted Payloads at SES Government Solutions after retiring from the United States Air Force as a Lieutenant Colonel with 21 years of service.
Mr. Pang earned his commission as a Distinguished Graduate through the Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program in June 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Washington, and a Master of Business Administration Degree from San Jose State University.