WASHINGTON — One year after it was acquired by Boeing, Millennium Space Systems is seeking to grow its government business and is especially enthusiastic about opportunities in NASA science missions, the company’s CEO said Oct. 8.
Stan Dubyn, CEO of Millennium Space Systems, said that being part of Boeing has been helpful in winning government contracts. Although it has dabbled in commercial work, the company now is entirely focused on government civil and national security space.
“We’ve dipped our toe in the water in commercial over the years,” Dubyn said during a conference call with a small group of reporters. “I don’t have any specific criticism other than I think commercial space and venture backed space is interesting, though I do not find it compelling,” he said. “Working for the U.S. government is compelling for us.”
Stan Dubyn, CEO of Millennium Space Systems
Dubyn founded Millennium Space in 2001. He’s the former co-founder and COO of Spectrum Astro and president/COO of SpaceDev. Having worked in the space business for 41 years, he said, the industry is “more vibrant and more dynamic, and to a certain extent, more unstable than it’s ever been.”
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