Mr. Justin Cyrus is a Co-Founder and the CEO of Lunar Outpost Inc. Lunar Outpost is a HUB-Zone certified small business incorporated in 2017 with a focus on creating technology that enables an extended human presence in-space, while leveraging those innovations for use on Earth to create immediate positive impact. Comprised of engineers and executives with experience working on NASA, DoD, and commercial programs, Lunar Outpost is well suited to move the needle in a rapidly-expanding commercial space industry.
Though early in his career, Mr. Cyrus has successfully led projects for DoD and commercial organizations, as well as municipal, state, and federal governmental organizations. A recent highlight includes Mr. Cyrus leading technology development for an air quality monitor to help the City and County of Denver win the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge. Similar technology, also developed by Lunar Outpost, is currently in use at Kennedy Space Center as part of a life support system for a prototype habitat for NASA’s Lunar Gateway concept. As for lunar exploration, Mr. Cyrus helped lead Lunar Outpost to demonstrate the first commercial lunar prospector in United States history, MAPP (Mobile Autonomous Prospecting Platform), and has secured funding from NASA for innovative thermal management systems that will ensure MAPP’s survival throughout the lunar night. Since then, Mr. Cyrus has led multiple other projects for Lunar Outpost, including a current advanced instrumentation contract for the United States Air Force, and continues to drive the company through solid business development practices, forming strategic partnerships, and leading cost effective, innovative R&D.
Mr. Cyrus holds a M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines with a focus on Robotics and Communication Systems and a B.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Mr. Cyrus also hold certifications in project management and electrical engineering.