SpaceX Names VP

El Segundo-based SpaceX, the startup which is developing orbital launch vehicles, has named a new VP, saying Thursday that it has appointed Dr. Jeff Ward as Vice President of Avionics, Guidance, and Control. Dr. Ward has prior experience managing small satellite programs at Surrey Satellite Technology Limited, for customers that include the U.S. Air Force and ESA. SpaceX said that Ward will be responsible for the firm's engineering team developing avionics hardware and software. More information »