Rob Call challenges the status quo in commercial space industry. He is versed in smallsat design, manufacture, launch and operations. He is particularly interested in the development of virtual networks which dynamically integrate both ground and space nodes.
Rob was a pioneer in CubeSats, where he evangelized the elevation of CubeSats from kits to turnkey spacecraft for sophisticated government customers. More recently Rob promoted Swedish Space Corp’s ground station business in the Americas.
Rob began his career at Bain & Company in Palo Alto, Boston and Moscow offices. While in Eastern Europe, Rob developed large, highly profitable consumer products businesses.
He brought his pioneering energy to space, challenging convention and business models. His interest in space, his interest in Russia, and in international cooperation all stem from one event: Apollo-Soyuz.
A graduate of Stanford University, he completed dual majors in Economics and Russian Literature. He earned an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Rob is driven by units which are measured in dollars rather than in milliamps or micro-radians and believes that human capital, not technology, is what makes the world better.
He holds a current amateur radio license and SCUBA certificates as well as expired sky-diving credentials. He speaks Russian and is a fan of Mariinskiy ballet.