Charity A. Weeden
Charity Weeden is President and co-founder of Lquinox Consulting LLC. As the Principal Consultant for Lquinox, she brings experience as an operator, manager, diplomat and advocate for space and satellite applications. As Senior Director of Policy at the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), she was responsible for advancing U.S. satellite industry interests in government services, regulatory, legislative, defense, export-control and trade. Prior to SIA, Charity served as the Canadian Embassy Assistant Attaché for Air and Space Operations, where she was the principal for Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) space engagements with the U.S. Government, industry, and the Embassy community. Charity is a 23-year veteran of the RCAF, starting her career as a CP-140 (P-3) maritime patrol Air Navigator conducting airborne maritime surveillance operations, followed by assignments as Deputy Sensor Manager for the U.S. Space Surveillance Network at U.S. Air Force Space Command, and as Flight Support Operations Manager at the Canadian Space Agency.
Charity brings a unique and strategic perspective to satellite applications and space domain awareness, participating as: member of the FAA Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), briefing the NOAA Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing (ACCRES), as guest lecturer at George Washington University and the U.S. State Department Foreign Service Institute, and as industry support to the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS). Charity regularly speaks on think tank and conference panels regarding international space cooperation, Maritime Domain Awareness, the Arctic, space situational awareness, small satellites, IoT, and space policy.
Charity attended Royal Military College of Canada (BEng, Mechanical), the University of North Dakota (MSc, Space Studies), International Space University (Certificate Summer Session), and Brookings Executive Education (Certificate Policy Strategy). She is Board Vice-President of the Society of Space and Satellite Professionals International Mid-Atlantic Chapter and is a proud mentor for the Brooke Owens Fellowship Program.