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Jim McClelland, VP of Mission Architecture
Maxar Technologies

Jim McClelland, in mid-2020, rejoined Maxar as the Vice President of Mission Architecture where he leads the company’s efforts to structure and develop compelling solutions in support of commercial, civil, and national security customers.

Prior to joining Maxar, Jim spent 2 years as the Airbus US Chief Technology Innovation Officer and 1 year as the Chief Technical Officer of OneWeb Satellites where he helped drive forward the OneWeb and Arrow satellite designs in support of the OneWeb and other US commercial and government customers.

With 35 years of experience in the aerospace industry at small and start-up companies such as Spectrum Astro, DigitalGlobe, Skybox Imaging, and Millennium Space Systems, Jim brings in-depth expertise in program and technical management as well as systems engineering and is a strong advocate for driving transformation in the space industry.

Jim holds a Bachelors degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana), a Masters degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford University, and an MBA from the University of Colorado (Leeds School of Business).

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