[Satnews] Rocket Lab has announced that Garrett Katzenstein has joined the company as Vice President of Product and Mission Management.
Katzenstein will oversee customer experience from point of sale through vehicle integration and successful launch. Katzenstein was most recently the Senior Manager for Mission and Launch Operations at SpaceX. He has nearly twenty years of work in space propulsion, structures, robotics, launch integration, systems engineering, program management, contracts, and sales.
In the past, Katzenstein has successfully managed programs to place robotics on Mars with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory and managed multiple successful missions to fly the Dragon Capsule (SpaceX) to the International Space Station.
Peter Beck, Rocket Lab founder and CEO, said, “As our manifest continues to grow, we are confident Garrett’s experience and skills will serve as a great asset to our customers throughout the launch process.” Katzenstein holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, San Diego and a Master’s of Business Administration from California Polytechnic University."