Co-Founder, Tethers Unlimited Inc.
Dr. Rob Hoyt is a ‘relentlessly-inventive’ Technologist and Executive with expertise in advanced space technologies, additive manufacturing, plasma physics, and scientific algorithms. He co-founded Tethers Unlimited Inc in 1994 and has built it into a multi-$M space and defense R&D firm that is pioneering advances in small satellite technologies as well as in-space manufacturing and robotic assembly capabilities. In 2020 he sold TUI to ARKA L.P. He also co-founded ScienceOps Inc., a big-data algorithm and web analytics firm purchased by Acquisio in 2012. Over the past twenty-six years he has pioneered the development of technologies for in-space manufacturing and assembly of space systems, affordable mitigation of orbital debris and radiation belts, propellantless propulsion for spacecraft, and mesh-networked communications for satellites.