Kedong Chao is a Technology Manager in the Office of Technology Transfer, managing an extensive portfolio of intellectual property ready for commercialization, including space, electronics, and communications technologies. Additionally, he manages APL’s IP Capture program, which identifies and seeks technologies that warrant disclosure. Kedong has more than 25 years of experience in spaceflight hardware development and deployment and has partnered successfully with numerous companies on hardware design, fabrication, qualification, and delivery to APL. He has worked on eight spacecraft and served as the system assurance manager for two spacecraft designed and developed by APL: Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous (NEAR) and Solar TErrestrial RElations Observatory (STEREO). He has a B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado.
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