Kevin DuPriest, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Technical Officer
Kevin's rich history of being a "firestarter" of emerging technology began in 1991, innovating 3D assets onto a real-time space situational awareness tracking system, and again in 1992 when he demonstrated data modeling and 3D simulation to the Joint Chiefs. In 2000, Kevin engineered an "Instant Messenger" prototype for Sprint PCS. In 2007, Mr. DuPriest assembled the battle update assessment for General David Petraeus in Bagdad, Iraq ingesting 20+ data sources, then provided business intelligence and dashboard visualization to General Raymond Odierno and Gen. Lloyd Austin where Kevin engineered the system to wargame the exit strategy out of Iraq in 2010, and again in 2012 developing algorithms and statistical models tracking all assets in Afghanistan.
Since 2012, Mr. DuPriest has dedicated years of ingesting lunar and asteroid data, developing autonomus robotic and space situational awareness systems, and engineering off-world micro gravity excavation and extraction equipment to perform in-situ resource utilitzation, on the moon.
Jonathan Shaffner, Chief Operating Officer
Jon is an accomplished aviation officer, decorated commander, leader in engineering management and operations management earning his Master of Business Administration from Northeastern University. He has extensive experience in leading high performance teams and managing production under the most challenging of environments. Additionally, he brings a healthy resume of technology systems production, integration, and acquisition experience covering both short and long time horizons.
Dan Lev, PhD, - Power and Propulsion
Dan Lev currently works as space electric propulsion researcher for Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. Dan does research in Aerospace Engineering, Plasma Physics, and Experimental Physics. Specifically, Dr. Lev research papers along with Professor Edgar Choueiri the EPPDyL Plasma Lab at Princeton University and their work on Magnetoplasmadynamic thruster are the basis for our cruise propulsion element.
Chris Hall, PhD. - Chief Aerospace Space Systems Engineer and Advisory
Professor Hall teaches Space Systems Engineering at the University of New Mexico and is a leader in space systems engineering and aerospace spacecraft design and orbital mechanics. Dr. Hall will lead PhD graduates in Mechanical and Aerospace and Space Systems Engineering to develop Prospectors bus, module, and onboard data handling flight and orbital mechanics.
Paul van Susante, PhD. - ISRU Chief Scientist
Paul is one of the world’s leading experts on In-Situ Resource Utilization, a Michigan Technological University professor and expert in lunar and martian ISRU methodologies and equipment. Co-Principal Investigator on NASA ESI project Specializes in Engineering design, Prototype development and testing, Robotics and Automation, and an expert on anything moon-related. Paul leads an Industrial Planetary ISRU technology development program,and will be awarded a contract to engineer the ISRU equipment at MTU.
Robert Evans, PhD, - In-Situ Resource Geologist
Robert is a leading space geologist in space materials and building in-situ resource utilization extraction rovers and his work on icy regolith thermal properties, heat and mass transfer during water extraction in extraterrestrial environments, and the use of high vacuum and cryo technologies, will be instrumental as he engineers our Pyrometallurgy Molten Oxide Electrolysis Reactor Oven.
Elliot Huebler, Chief Data Officer, Artificial Intelligence
Elliot is an astrophysicist and data science research and developer, formerly a B612 Foundation software developer for the “Asteroid Decision Analysis Machine”, a solar system simulation for precision mining and exploration of all small solar system bodies. Elliot will lead a team to integrate NASA lunar mission data with live machine data into Prospector’s AI deep learning engine to analyse new locations.
Ryan Knudsen, Director of Systems Integration
Ryan is former Los Alamos National Laboratory Systems Engineer and currently with Sandia National Laboratory engineering real-world data modeling and algorithms for artificial intelligence simulated space environments. Ingesting NASA lunar data, maps, images and former lunar mission analysis of the South Pole. Ryan will lead a lab team in the development of a lunar data analysis data visualization engine.