“If you looked at the skyline of New York in the 1800s, it was pretty flat. When the elevator came along, it enabled real estate to grow vertically. And what I see, long-term, is space doing the same thing to our economy."

— Jim Cantrell , CEO

Executive Team

Vector was formed by industry veterans who have been involved with some of the most innovative companies in the aerospace industry. We understand the difference between PowerPoint slides and real hardware and have been building, testing and preparing for an operational micro satellite launcher for several years.

John Garvey

Co-Founder and CEO

John is a 30 year space veteran who was deeply involved with the early development of SpaceX, has developed launch vehicles and launch operations for the McDonnell Douglas Delta III and Delta IV, the DCX-A single stage to orbit vehicle for BMDO, Sea Launch and micro satellite launch vehicles for Garvey Spacecraft Corporation. John has extensive experience in the development of propulsion systems and launch vehicles and has worked with AFRL, DARPA, NASA and numerous commercial space enterprises.

John Garvey

Dr. Eric Besnard

Co-Founder and CTO

Dr. Eric Besnard is a well-known expert in aerospace system design, rocket and spacecraft propulsion, and launch vehicles. He has been involved in liquid propulsion research and launch vehicle technology development funded by NASA, the Air Force, MDA including the development of innovative launch vehicle flights and technologies such as the first known aerospike and LOX/methane rocket engine flight tests. He also has extensive expertise in CubeSat, Nanosat and Microsat propulsion technology development.

Dr. Eric Besnard