Shayn Hawthorne

Space Technology Leader
Amazon Web Services

Shayn has worked for over 30 years in the space field, first as an Active Duty and Reserve US Air Force astronautical engineer and space operations officer, building and launching research and development satellites for the Intelligence Community (IC) and conducting both space surveillance and counterspace operations. Shayn also served 20 years at the MITRE Corporation as Technical Director on IC sensors, Missile Defense Agency sensors and engagement systems, and Space Control Operations. Shayn then joined AWS Region Services where he founded AWS Ground Station, Amazon’s 1st space service, and then

joined AWS’s Aerospace & Satellite Solutions Division as the Space Technology Leader. In this role Shayn leads a team of innovative engineers, Technical Product Managers and Technical Program Managers who work across AWS to develop new space services and features that disrupt how space exploration, satellite, and launch operations are conducted and enable Commercial and Government space customers to share, fuse and leverage space data to improve their missions and products.

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AIxSpace Track

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

10:30 am - 4:00 pm