Carolyn Belle engages in space industry growth and diversification, with expertise in the market dynamics of emerging satellite applications, in-space servicing, and the creation of diversified space architectures. Carolyn currently supports commercial and government satellite operators to pursue new approaches to fleet management in her role at Astroscale U.S., where she serves as the Director of Advanced Systems. She most recently led KSAT’s smallsat communications network development in the U.S., and has worked as a consultant and analyst with Northern Sky Research and the Space Foundation specializing in satellite manufacturing and launch markets and emerging satellite applications. She started her career in astrobiology research before focusing her passion for space on building the business environment and underlying infrastructure necessary to facilitate dynamic industry expansion.
Carolyn holds a Bachelor’s degree from The Colorado College with a focus in Biology and Chemistry and completed the International Space University’s multidisciplinary Master’s program in Space Management. She has been active in leading STEM outreach initiatives such as Yuri's Night and Cool Science as well as efforts to strengthen women’s roles and recognition within the space industry.