Bio:Erwin Hudson is Vice President, Telesat LEO at Telesat Canada, responsible for development of Telesat's innovative LEO broadband satellite constellation. Prior to joining Telesat, Erwin managed ViaSat’s satellite communications business in Australia which included ground system responsibility for Australia’s National Broadband Network Long-term Satellite Service.
Mr Hudson was formerly chief technical officer at Denver, Colorado-based WildBlue. WildBlue built the first successful Ka-band satellite broadband network, including launch of two first-generation high throughput satellites. WildBlue was acquired by ViaSat in 2009. Prior to WildBlue, Erwin was vice president of Mission Engineering at Space Systems/Loral. Previously, Mr Hudson was satellite communications manager at TRW Space & Electronics Group. Mr Hudson holds a Bachelor of Science from North Carolina State University, a Master of Science from The Ohio State University, and an advanced degree in electrical engineering from the University of Southern California.