Mr. Walter Everetts

Walt Everetts is the Vice President of Satellite Operations and Ground Development for Iridium Communications Inc.

Mr. Everetts is responsible for overseeing and monitoring the Iridium network operations and deployment of upgrades to support future system enhancements. His responsibilities encompass all aspects of constellation management, as well as space and ground command and control development through deployment.

Mr. Everetts started his career working in the aerospace industry with specific responsibilities in commercial communication satellite integration, testing, and launching. In 1996, he joined the satellite communications division at Motorola as the manufacturing manager responsible for the delivery and deployment of the Iridium program spacecraft constellation.

After completion of the Iridium network, Mr. Everetts took on a new product program management position at Motorola, where he was assigned to projects in more than 40 countries and a multitude of different product lines in the telecommunication industry. His primary responsibilities included developing repeatable processes that were used in initial field trials and deployment of new product services offerings. In February 2008, Mr. Everetts rejoined Iridium, then Iridium Communications Inc., as the Space Systems Operations Director. In 2013, he was promoted to his current role of VP, Satellite Operations and Ground Development.

Mr. Everetts holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University.


 1015 Towards Norms of Behavior:  In light of the Summit discussions, how would norms of behavior help with space sustainability? What specific proposals for norms on commercial, civil, and national security space should be priorities for the space community? | Moderator: Victoria Samson, SWF Washington Office Director  

  • David Edmondson, United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office  

  • Walt Everetts, Iridium Communications  

  • Andre Rypl, Brazilian Ministry of Foreign Affairs 

  • Kazuto Suzuki, Hokkaido University