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Karman Fellow 2024

Bianca Cefalo

CEO & Co-Founder
Space DOTS Inc.

Bianca is the CEO and Co-founder of Space DOTS Inc., a UK-based space tech start-up pioneering in-space testing, space environments data harvesting and in-situ quality control of advanced space materials.

Bianca boasts over 12 years of industry experience as a Spacecraft Thermal engineer, Deeptech Sales Executive, and compelling public speaker. She spearheaded innovation as the former Space Systems Thermal Product Manager at Airbus Defence and Space UK, shaping disruptive pathways for Next Gen Telecommunication Satellites. She then ventured into start-ups as Director of Aerospace and Defence at Carbice (Atlanta, US), where revenue increased by +97% in 2021 under her leadership. With an MSc in Aerospace and Astronautical Engineering, Bianca's expertise extends to Spacecraft Thermal Control Systems, Hypersonic Aerodynamics, Microgravity, and Satellite Remote Sensing.

As the youngest Italian analyst and payload’s qualification campaign director on the NASA/JPL Insight Mars Mission in 2013, she left an indelible mark on pioneering science missions. Bianca's dedication to satellites' thermal engineering, advanced nanomaterials, and transformative spacecraft architectures is reflected in multiple scientific publications and stage talks. Her contributions to multiple science and commercial spacecraft platforms sponsored by NASA, ESA, DLR, UKSA, and EU further signify her integral role in shaping the future of the industry.

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