Dr. Jason Held

CEO Saber Astronautics

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Dr. Held is the CEO of Saber Astronautics, who are building cutting edge technology for both space and Earth-based applications. He has been involved with just about every space startup to come out of Australia in the past 15 years.

Prior to Saber, Dr. Held was a US Army Major and Army Space Support Team leader for USSTRATCOM (formerly Space Command) and deployed internationally in support of military space missions.

Dr. Held was a lead instructor at the Interservice Space Fundamentals Course and a guest engineer at Army Space and Missile Command Battle Lab. He conducted flight software engineering for the Wide Field Camera 3 of the Hubble Space Telescope and testing for the International Space Station. He also conducted verification and validation testing for an invasive class II medical device currently in market.

Dr. Held was twice a guest instructor for the University of Stuttguart’s IRS Space Station Design Workshop and led a research expedition in the high Canadian Arctic. He also co-founded the Delta-V Spacehub Startup Acellerator.

At the University of Sydney, he founded the space engineering laboratory, providing leadership for the university CubeSat project and Australia’s first premix rocket engine.

Dr. Held is appearing at the Sunrise Conference on our Space Panel. He is joined by Andrea Boyde (International Space Station), Adam Gilmour (Gilmour Space) and Flavia Tata Nardini.