Kjell Stakkestad - KinetX

Kjell Stakkestad, a NorthStar Co-Founder, is President and CEO of KinetX Inc. Kjell has twenty-nine years of experience in satellite ground system conception, development, and operations with concentration on orbital dynamics.

In 1993, he founded KinetX based on his wide range of orbit dynamics experience including mission and operations planning; algorithm development and software implementation; and on-orbit operations. He has significant experience in the development and implementation of operational concepts for satellite ground systems for satellite constellations. Mr. Stakkestad received both his bachelor and master degrees in mathematics from the University of California at Davis.