SpinLaunch, a space launch technology company committed to enabling the rapid, cost-effective deployment of small satellite constellations into Low Earth Orbit (LEO), has appointed Dómhnal Slattery as a strategic advisor to the company. Slattery joins the SpinLaunch Advisory Board and recently participated in the company’s Series B investment round.
The announcement was made by SpinLaunch Founder & CEO, Jonathan Yaney, who said that Slattery’s three decades of financial and business leadership will help the company advance its commitment to commercialising end-to-end space solutions across launch, satellites, and services.
“Dómhnal Slattery’s passion and dedication to innovation, strategic growth, and sustainability makes him a natural fit for SpinLaunch,” said Yaney. “With his proven business leadership, track record as a founder and commitment to purpose-driven initiatives, Dómhnal will accelerate our global commercialization efforts and strengthen our leadership position as the trusted provider of innovative space solutions.”
SpinLaunch, founded by Yaney in 2014, is building a ground-based, electric-powered mass accelerator launch system that can deliver a “substantially less expensive and environmentally sustainable way” to place constellations of small satellites into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). SpinLaunch, which is supported by partners including ATW Partners, Kleiner Perkins, Airbus Ventures, and GV, is headquartered in Long Beach, California, and has conducted a series of successful flight tests on its Suborbital Accelerator, located at Spaceport America.
In the last year, SpinLaunch has also created a new product line of small satellite buses in the 20kg-200 kg size class that complements the company’s low-cost and high-cadence approach to space, and meets upcoming LEO constellation needs.
“This is one of the most exciting and innovative companies I have seen in my three decades in the global aerospace industry” said Dómhnal Slattery. “Jonathan’s vision and ambition for space is unmatched. SpinLaunch’s end-to-end space solutions are poised to revolutionise the entire space economy, while also driving decarbonisation in the sector as we transition to a net zero world. I am proud to join the SpinLaunch Advisory Board and I look forward to playing a role in what is truly innovation at its cutting edge.”
As CEO and Chairman of Clahane Capital, Slattery has worked with investors, founders, and strategic stakeholders to identify and support companies that bring solutions to environmental issues. Slattery says that he is committed to working with innovative companies which can revolutionize industries and positively contribute to a net zero economy. His involvement in SpinLaunch “signifies a powerful alliance that combines his exceptional background in aviation finance and the capital markets, with the company’s groundbreaking technology”, according to the official release.