Micah Walter-Range

Micah is the President of Caelus Partners. He leads all operational aspects of Caelus Partners’ business globally, manages resource alignment and prioritization, and ensures efficient and effective operations. He is also an owner and a board member of Caelus Partners. Micah created and manages the underlying stock index for the world’s first exchange-traded fund (ETF) focused on the space industry, enabling easy access to space companies for a more diverse range of investors. The ETF trades on the Nasdaq Stock Market with the ticker UFO. In his previous role as Director of Research and Analysis at the Space Foundation, Micah led development of all research projects and publications. With his team of in-house researchers and external contractors, Micah produced 11 editions of the Space Foundation’s annual flagship publication, The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. The report is used as a reliable and informative reference source by space agencies, policymakers, industry executives, and the media throughout the world. Micah has also authored papers on space-specific topics such as the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industrial base, and cross-sector subjects such as the role of space technology in aviation. As a leading expert on the global space economy, Micah has been quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, NPR, Space News, ABC News, Bloomberg, Entrepreneur, The Economist, and many other media outlets. He also regularly briefs government and private-sector audiences on technological and economic developments in the space industry.  Micah has a Master of Arts in International Science and Technology Policy (with concentrations in space policy and security policy) from The George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs. He also earned a Bachelor of Arts from Swarthmore College, where he double-majored in Astronomy and Political Science.


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