Travis Langster

Travis Langster

Vice President and General Manager
BSAAE 1994

"One of the most valuable lessons I took away from my Purdue experience was managing difficult situations. At the time I didn’t realize it, but developing a problem-solving capacity is a fundamental skill that can be used in every aspect of our daily interactions and spans well beyond academic and professional situations. ”

Travis Langster is Vice President and General Manager of COMSPOC Corp., a global leader in space situational awareness, space domain awareness, and space traffic coordination and management. Through the first-of-its-kind commercial SSA center, COMSPOC delivers precise and accurate space domain awareness to address current and emerging challenges in today’s space environment. COMSPOC Corp. operates the Commercial Space Operations Center, Space Data Center and the free space safety service CelesTrak. It provides staffing and resources for the Center for Space Standards and Innovation, a research arm, and the Space Safety Coalition.

Langster has more than 20 years of professional experience in space operations, space intelligence, strategic partnerships, business development, corporate strategy, global marketing and sales, technical management, systems engineering and diversity planning.

Prior to officially establishing COMSPOC Corp. as a separate entity in 2020, Langster was Vice President, DoD and Intel Space at AGI, an Ansys company, responsible for strategy and business development within the national security space community. He began his aerospace career as an engineer with General Electric Aerospace where he focused on the launch and on-orbit operations of Air Force satellite systems. He is a Board member for the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Washington DC and the Future Space Leaders.

He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University.