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BridgeSat Announces Formation of Advisory Board and Appoints Members


Space 2.0 Pioneer BridgeSat's Leadership Expansion Promotes
Company's Growth and Development

BridgeSat, Inc. (BridgeSat)
announced today the formation of an Advisory Board to assist in its
mission of expanding use of optical communication to meet the increasing
demands of satellite technology. The diversely experienced Advisory
Board will oversee matters related to BridgeSat's growth and development
as well as identify and capitalize on industry trends that emerge and
impact the satellite sphere.

The initial appointments are Lt. Gen. David Deptula, USAF, Ret., Douglas
Loverro, DASD Space Policy, Ret., Sandra Magnus, PhD, Astronaut, Ret.,
and William Parker, DOS, Ret.

  • Lt. Gen. David Deptula, Ret. served in the U.S. Air Force for more
    than 34 years of distinguished service. His last tour was as the Air
    Force's first Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, Surveillance,
    and Reconnaissance. He was the principal planner of the Desert Storm
    air campaign; commander of no-fly-zone operations in the late 1990s;
    director of the air campaign over Afghanistan in 2001; twice a joint
    task force commander; and the standing air component commander for
    Pacific Command in 2006.

    "I am honored to be a part of the
    formation of BridgeSat's Advisory Board," said Deptula. "I look
    forward to bringing my experience in aerospace strategic development
    to navigate BridgeSat's growth."
  • Douglas Loverro served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for
    Space Policy, retiring in 2017. Before this, Loverro served as
    Executive Director for Air Force Space Command's Space and Missile
    Systems Center. His aerospace development accomplishments include
    inventing the supersonic chemical oxygen-iodine laser and initiating
    the Department of Defense's Global Broadcast service.

    is changing the way satellites will operate in the future, and I'm
    excited to offer my input and insight to such a forward-thinking
    company," stated Loverro.
  • Dr. Sandra Magnus took flight with the crew of STS-119 Discover,
    returning to Earth in March of 2009 after 134 days in orbit. Magnus
    was also an engineer designing stealth aircraft for the Navy.

    had some incredible experiences in outer space, and I'm glad to be
    able to help BridgeSat from the ground," said Magnus. "This company is
    truly promoting the growth of satellite communications, and I look
    forward to guiding the future of space with this team."
  • William Parker served for 31 years with the Department of State,
    ranking as Minister-Counselor, equivalent of Major General. He
    specialized in foreign services, accumulating a plethora of critical
    national security initiatives worldwide.

    "The members of
    this Advisory Board, as well as the BridgeSat team are incredibly
    accomplished," stated Parker. "I can't wait to learn from the team and
    put our minds together for some of the most exciting innovations in

CEO of BridgeSat, Barry Matsumori, stated, "I couldn't be more excited
to work with the Advisory Board we've assembled at BridgeSat. These four
individuals have long lists of accomplishments proving their knowledge,
expertise and innovation in space technology and beyond. I look forward
to their close involvement in the next phases of BridgeSat's growth."

About BridgeSat

BridgeSat is enabling the future of space using optical communications
solutions through a global network of ground stations and space
terminals. These systems will enable high bandwidth solutions for unique
applications as well as complement RF in hybrid networks. BridgeSat has
further developed applications for LEO and GEO satellite systems.

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