The leading provider of flexible and cost-effective space communication services, announced the Karman Project selected CEO Christopher Richins to participate in the inaugural cohort of the Karman Fellowship Programme. Bringing together a select group of industry and global changemakers shaping the future of space, the program aims to provide a unique opportunity for fellows to strengthen mutual relations, meet with global leaders and design common agendas. Richins is one of just 15 selected for the prestigious fellowship.
“The Karman Project’s mission to positively impact the space industry through multinational connection and collaboration is more important than ever,” says Christopher Richins, CEO of RBC Signals. “To be selected as a Karman Fellow and join a diverse group of this caliber is an incredible honor.”
The fellows originate from 15 countries and five continents and represent a cross-section of industry, startup, finance, agency, arts and non-profit sectors. All were handpicked from a 179-person pool of carefully considered candidates from around the world. Jean-Jacques Dordain, former director general of the European Space Agency, chaired the 20-member Selection Board.
The Board ranked all candidates based on five criteria: exceptional achievement; contribution across industries and counties; strategic vision and future impact; core values (integrity, passion, inclusiveness); and interaction with the Karman Project. Over the course of one year, agendas shaped by the fellows are pursued through tangible and measurable commitments.