updated: Aug 10, 2021
August 10, 2021 (Newswire.com) –
Small satellite launch services provider Vaya Space announced today that Darcton Damião has joined its executive team as Vice President of Latin American Operations. In this role, Damião will lead Vaya Space’s newly created Brazilian subsidiary.
Most recently, Damião was Undersecretary to the Brazilian Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MCTI), and previously served as Director of the Brazilian National Institute of Space Research (INPE), reporting to MCTI Minister and former astronaut Marcos Pontes.
Prior to Brazilian government service, Damião also held several corporate executive positions in private industry, notably as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Vale Energy Solutions, and with Brazilian steel leader USIMINAS.
A former career air force officer and…