Frank Backes

Frank Backes

Chief Executive Officer
Capella Space

Frank Backes is the Chief Executive Officer at Capella Space, with 30+ years in the satellite launch, command, control, and communications industries. Previously, Mr. Backes served as Senior Vice President for Kratos Space Federal and Commercial Cyber. He is a technology pioneer in the systematic and continuous application of cyber security solutions for space systems. Mr. Backes is the former Chief Executive Officer for Braxton Technologies LLC and Braxton Science and Technology Group, LLC, leading manufacturers of launch, command and control software for intelligence, military and commercial applications. 

 He was recognized with the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2009 for achievements in the aerospace industry. Mr. Backes is the founder and president of the Space ISAC and serves on the board of directors for Modern Technology Solutions Inc. (MTSI). He received a BSEE in Semiconductor Physics from the University of California at San Diego along with minors in communications/marketing and computer hardware. 

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