In-Space Computing Alliance

Just as computers have become a mainstay and a vital tool on earth, they carry the same significance in space. Per NASA, computers and the concept of computing in space is used for a variety of factors in relation to the function of spacecraft and navigation. So naturally, the concerns that everyday people and companies worry about with their day-to-day computers also extend to computers in space as well, which is why data security has increasingly become a growing element.

Why is computing safety in space important? And what are some innovative ways and ideas that are being implemented to prevent the spread of harmful malware or other dangerous software?

On an episode of the Vaya Space podcast, host Michelle Dawn Mooney interviewed Chad Ives, the Sales Director at C8 Secure, Kevin Lowdermilk, the CFO at Vaya Space, and Richard Ward, the CTO of OrbitsEdge, Inc., for a discussion about their in-space computing alliance and securing safe computing for use outside of earth.

Mooney, Ives, Lowdermilk, and Ward also discussed …

  1. The need for computing safety in space
  2. The role each of them contribute at their respective companies
  3. Importance of partnerships that benefit companies and the purpose of the alliance

“Putting together this alliance is not just about imitating what we do on the ground. What we really want to find out is how it might differ in space. So, what does it look like and how does it differ — and the only way we can do that is by partnering with people like Vaya Space, like OrbitsEdge, to do things that test like it’s in the space,” said Ives.

Chad Ives is the Sales Director at C8 Secure and has close to two decades of experience in cloud and technology services. Kevin Lowdermilk is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Vaya Space and has 20 years of experience in finance and accounting. He previously held the CFO role at Exostar LLC. Richard Ward is the founder and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of OrbitsEdge, Inc., which he has been for close to four years now. He leads the development of computing hardware and software for earth and space.

Follow us on social media for the latest updates in B2B!


Healthcare Cyberattacks
Healthcare Cyberattacks Grew in 2022
February 3, 2023

Concerning data from cybersecurity firm Check Point indicates an increase in cyberattacks on healthcare organizations by 74% in 2022 from the previous year. Healthcare is currently the third most attacked global industry (1,463 attacks per week) behind government/military (1,661 attacks per week) and education/research (2,314 attacks per week.) And in the United States, Healthcare […]

Read More
CES 2023 crowd attendance
Top Trends at CES 2023 from Bosch, John Deere, and More
February 3, 2023

Top notch technology and top notch attendance secured CES 2023 its gold medal; to put it simply, this year’s CES was a huge success. The world’s largest and most prominent consumer electronics and technology exhibition, CES served its usual role as a testing ground for ground-breaking innovations across multiple verticals. From 5G to Web3, and […]

Read More
ACA health plans
Insurance Companies Should Weight the Growth Potential With Risks When Considering Offering ACA Plans
February 3, 2023

The 2023 open enrollment for ACA health plans saw a 13% increase over 2022. Melanie Musson, an insurance expert with, says, “Insurance providers have an opportunity to enter or expand in this growing market, but they should practice caution.” The 2023 Open Enrollment Period (OEP) for Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace health insurance plans […]

Read More