SilverSat President, Dave Copeland is a space communications systems engineer with over 30 years’ experience in microwave systems and electronics design. He is currently the telecommunications lead engineer for NASA’s mission to study the Sun, the Parker Solar Probe. He earned his Bachelors of Science from Virginia Tech and Masters of Science from the University of Maryland, both in Electrical Engineering. His career spans numerous different applications in microwave and fiber optics communications, and includes four patents. This career began with building projects as a kid, and was shaped early on through the guidance of mentors who gave him a soldering iron and helped him on his way.