Chief Technologist, NovaWurks, Inc.
Talbot Jaeger is founder and chief technologist of NovaWurks™ Inc., the vanguard developer and provider of NewSpace products and services. Jaeger is both visionary and inventor within NovaWurks’ team of pioneering engineers, software architects and technicians that deliver “Space for Everyone”.
Jaeger’s vision of “cellularized” satellite technology has led to the development of his patented Hyper-Integrated Satlet, or HISat™. The biologically inspired HISat that has all the attributes of a traditional satellite compressed into an 8” x 8” x 6” form factor, permitting aggregation and conformity to enable multiple HISats to “wrap” around any payload, in-space or on ground I&T. HISat cellularization revolutionizes the space industry by drastically decreasing the time and cost of creating spacecraft, and opening the NewSpace market segment to smaller commercial and educational users.
Throughout his 30-plus years in the aerospace industry, Jaeger has successfully managed and directed project concepts, systems engineering, ground and 13 spaceflight operations. In addition to the recent Phoenix program success, he led the development of the Mayflower CubeSat, one of the payloads launched onboard SpaceX’s first Falcon 9 rocket. Mayflower was a highly-integrated building block, delivering product from initial design to the launch integrator in just six months.
Jaeger began his career at TRW as a biologist and engineer. At both TRW and Northrop Grumman he held increasingly complex positions, including Director of Novaworks, a sub-division of Northrop Grumman and precursor to his later company, NovaWurks, Inc. Jaeger’s career included stints as the lead of vehicle and instruments design and concept developments at Scaled Composites, and chief architect for the seeding study and phase one of the System F6 program.
Jaeger has bachelor degrees in biochemistry and information computer science with a minor in electrical engineering from the University of California, Irvine. He also holds a professional graduate certificate in optical sciences from the University of Arizona.