Austin Link is a co-founder at Starfish Space where he’s giving life to on-orbit services. At Starfish he’s part of the team developing the Otter space tug, which for the first time will enable affordable and available satellite life extension and space debris removal. The team has won a $1.7M contract from the US Space Force, raised $7.25M in venture capital in Q3 2021, and has GNC software on-orbit for testing. Originally from Iowa, he went to Stanford for a B.S. in Physics and later Purdue for an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering. In the aerospace industry, Austin has worked at Lockheed Martin on THAAD and at Blue Origin on a variety of launch vehicles and engines.