• Jim Keravala

    Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer at Shackleton Energy Company

    Jim Keravala is Chief Operating Officer and co-founder of Shackleton Energy Company Inc. He comes with a significant background in space development and operations. He was Director of a space company for seven years arranging launch programs and space access with Russian launch vehicles and subsequently joined Surrey Satellite Technology as Launch Manager for five years overseeing several successful orbital launches on Russian, European and U.S. launch vehicles. In this role he was also involved in the establishment of new space programs for emerging space nations. He was chairman of a high powered rocketry foundation, is a graduate of International Space University, a member of the International Institute of Space Law, a Senior Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and a Fellow of the British Interplanetary Society and recently an elected Academician at the International Academy of Astronautics. In 2012 Jim was appointed by the Governor of Hawaii to the Board of PISCES, establishing an industrial Lunar research facility, reflecting his work at Shackleton Energy Company.

    He has a background in aerospace, spacecraft engineering and physics. With additional operational experience in the finance, construction, transportation and mining sectors, Jim has also successfully raised venture capital in Silicon Valley and cofounded and led several space and technology companies. Shackleton Energy Company (SEC) is embarking on a program to provide a strategically assured continuous supply of LOX/H2 propellant initially in Low Earth Orbit subsequently expanding to GEO and beyond. Heralding the first off-world energy business, this infrastructure will dramatically lower the cost of space access and forever change our relationship with the Solar System. With water ice extraction operations located at lunar polar propellant fields estimated to be in excess of one billion metric tonnes, Jim is part of a team that will be able to meet the propellant demand required by customers worldwide. Leading a four phase program with deferred revenues generated within three years and full operations within a decade and an infrastructure built by our industrial astronaut corps, SEC is modeled for robust profitability and establishing industrial economy in space.

     

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