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Tommy Karl Andersson

Tommy Karl Andersson, Swedish satellite program manager. Achievements include management of development, design, production and launch of the MAXUS launch vehicle; development of planning, study, projecting contracting and launch of the DTH Satellite SIRIUS 2. Named Knight of Justice, Soveriegn Order of Knights of Justice, 2007; recipient Honorary Doctorate award, YIU, New York, 2008.

Background

  • Andersson, Tommy Karl was born on July 26, 1954 in Östhammar, Sweden. Son of Gunnar Karl and Lillvor Andersson.

  • Education

    • Master of Science in aeronautical engineering, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm, 1978.

    Career

    • Flight control engineer Saab Aircraft, Linköping, Sweden, 1978—1981. Tele-X space segment engineering manager Swedish Space Corporation, Solna, 1982—1988, maxus launch vehicle program manager, 1989—1994, sirius 2 DTH satellite program manager, 1995—1997, sirius 2 DTH mission director, 1997, satellite program manager, since 1998. Vice president Communication Satellites and Satellite Launching Business Development, Space Systems Division, SSC, since 2009.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include management of development, design, production and launch of the MAXUS launch vehicle. Development of planning, study, projecting contracting and launch of the DTH Satellite SIRIUS 2.

    Personality

    Interests

    Ice hockey, gardening, fishing, reading.

    Connections

    • Married Carina Birgitta Hedvalls, December 31, 1989. 1 child Caroline.
    • father: Gunnar Karl
    • mother: Lillvor Andersson
    • spouse: Carina Birgitta Hedvalls
    • child: Caroline Andersson
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    Born July 26, 1954
    (age 63)
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    • 1978
      Royal Institute of Technology
    • 1978 - 1981
      Flight control engineer, Saab Aircraft
      Linköping, Ostergotlands Lan, Sweden
    • 1982 - 1988
      Tele-X space segment engineer, engineering manager Swedish Space Corporation
      Solna, Stockholms Lan, Sweden
    • 2009
      vice president, Communication Satellites and Satellite Launching Business Development

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