Privateer, situated in Hawaii, is still in stealth mode a month after the co-founder Alex Fielding and Wozniak revealed its presence. Still, it wants to address humanity’s growing issue with space debris, which threatens to impede the exploration of the last frontier. And, for the time being, Privateer will concentrate on enhancing its understanding of the teeming orbiting population. Fielding recently told TechCrunch, “We actually got started with the idea of producing… the Google Maps of space.”
Moriba Jah, an aerodynamicist and “space environmentalist,” has recently been hired as the company’s principal scientific consultant. “We are ecstatic to welcome Moriba to the Privateer team as a scientist and human. His knowledge of the problem is only matched by his desire to find answers to it. “In an emailed statement, Wozniak added.
“Some may argue that Privateer profits from my name, but I consider it as a feather in the cap to be associated with such a fantastic people and organization,” Wozniak stated. At the University of Texas at Austin, Jah, who works as the associate professor of the aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. He’s a space trash expert and among the major voices pressing humanity to take action.
In the same statement, Jah stated, “My work has been significantly involved in technology and science research focusing on space safety, security, and sustainability.” “I respond to an inner clarion call to action, reminding humanity of the intergenerational deal of custodianship and stewardship, acknowledging and recognizing the interconnection of all objects, and that action is best when generated from compassion,” says the author.
He’s been hunting for “kindred spirits” who are willing to be as brave as the Medici family of Florence in the 14th century, whose patronage helped kickstart the Renaissance. “We’re Medici-bold at Privateer,” Jah added, “developing information and solutions with an emphasis on decision intelligence at a speed of relevance.” “By embracing complexity, we may transform the state of the possibility into the state of practice, enlisting the spirit of stewardship as well as sustainability to mend our shattered relationship with the environment.”
Privateer’s aggressiveness is already on display. According to TechCrunch, the company hopes to launch its first-ever satellite, which is a tiny cubesat with about 42 sensors, in the month of February and its second 2 months later.
Jah formerly worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory of NASA in Southern California as a spacecraft navigator. He worked on several Mars projects during his time there, such as the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter as well as the Mars Exploration Rovers project, that delivered Spirit and Opportunity to the 4th rock from the sun.