Robert Meurer is the Director, Corporate Business Development at ATK, Space Division, Beltsville, MD.. Business development responsibility from concept-to-flight; strategic business planning with concomitant responsibility for researching, budgeting, scheduling, and securing complex space system contracts – lead new business capture teams. Responsible for developing and executing teaming agreements and joint marketing agreements with cooperating firms. Focus Area Manager for spacecraft – developed a comprehensive strategic plan for spacecraft sales and development in support of multiple mission areas. Detailed analysis of government budgets looking five years into the future. Analyzed, characterized and ranked the performance of all competitors and their spacecraft products. Secured a $12M contract for the Operationally Responsive Space Modular Bus (TacSat-3). Currently guiding the capture of programs in the civil, commercial and international markets. Areas of Expertise: World class capability in engineering services; electromechanical systems; solar arrays; depolyables; optical benches and special payload assemblies; space materials and structures; propulsion systems; guidance, navigation and controls; thermal management systems; assembly, test and integration of flight hardware; and affordable small spacecraft buses.