John C. Mankins, President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC, is a leader in systems / technology innovation and R&D best practices. His 25-year career at NASA and CalTech’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory ranged from mission projects and operations, to systems level innovation and advanced R&D management.
Mankins is the leading expert on the topic of Space Solar Power (SSP) – harvesting solar power in space for delivery to Earth. In 2008, he led the demonstration presented in the Discovery Channel’s “Orbital Power Plant” program. He led the 2008-2011 International Academy of Astronautics SSP study, and created the novel “SPS-ALPHA” SSP concept (selected by NASA for a 2011 NIAC program award).
At NASA, he led advanced concepts studies for 10 years and managed an $850M/year technology program comprising more than 100 projects. He received the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal and holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Physics, and an MBA.

  • Speaker John Mankins
  • Talk title Solar space power: the tipping point
  • Category 2012 speaker
  • Date May 5th, 2012