Harris’ Janet Nickloy named 2013 Chair of Hosted Payload Alliance

by Staff Reporter | February 20th, 2013

Janet Nickloy, director of Aerospace Mission Solutions for Harris Corporation, has been selected as the 2013 Chair of the Hosted Payload Alliance (HPA). The HPA seeks to bring together government and industry in an open dialogue to identify and promote the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites.

The HPA seeks to bring together government and industry in an open dialogue to identify and promote the benefits of hosted government payloads on commercial satellites

Nickloy reportedly has extensive expertise in aerospace and satellite communications markets. She currently is responsible for growth strategies related to payloads, electronics, and precision structures for commercial and government space and airborne platforms. Prior to this, she was a director of business development and a director of programmes for the company’s government business. Nickloy is reportedly well-versed in hosted payloads through several ongoing implementations at Harris, including the global aviation surveillance payload for Aireon on the Iridium NEXT constellation.

“I am excited to undertake this leadership role in HPA,” said Nickloy. “There is tremendous energy and momentum in both the industry and government communities, and I look forward to accelerating the path toward hosted payloads as an affordable and reliable solution for select missions.”

Nickloy has a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. She is a graduate of the Mahler Advanced Management Programme and the Leadership Directions Program at the University of Virginia Darden School of Business. Nickloy serves on the advisory council of the Space Coast Economic Development Council and is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Women in Aerospace association.

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