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David Waterhouse

David Waterhouse

Managing Director, Hypersonix Launch Systems; External Contributor

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David has more than 30 years experience working in the Space and TMT (Technology, Media, Telecom) sector and is co-founder of Hypersonix Launch Systems, an Australian engineering, design and build company specialising in hypersonic vehicles and scramjet engines to provide sustainable, affordable access to space.

He’s been a senior c-suite executive for more than 20 years, including roles with PCCW, Cable and Wireless, Telikom and Telstra businesses in Australia, Asia, the Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. David is a Satellite engineer and a fellow of Engineers Australia. His degrees include an MBA, a Masters in Research and Honours Engineering degrees. He is an award-winning project manager and among his many accomplishments he’s launched the first global VSAT service, the first solar powered domestic national network, the ANARE satellite network in the Antarctic and the first public live IP TV transmission. David has been a member of the European Hosting Steering commission and has represented Australia at the International Space University. He’s passionate about commercialising innovative technology that solves some of the world’s biggest problems.