Founder and CEO, Launch On Demand
Burton Catledge, Colonel, USAF (Ret), is the CEO of Launch On Demand Corporation, the industry leader in efficient and effective services for the space launch industry. The company enables safe, conditions-based launch and recovery opportunities that allow clients to operate based on their business decisions rather than inflexible, sub-optimized windows. Before founding Launch On Demand, he was the Commander of the US Air Force’s 45th Operations Group, 45th Space Wing, with operations at Patrick AFB, FL, Cape Canaveral AFS, FL, and Kennedy Space Center, FL. He has extensive knowledge and operational experience in the United States Eastern and Western Ranges. He was instrumental in leading ground-breaking launch support and services for a myriad of new commercial launch customers on the Eastern Range, including SpaceX, Blue Origin, and ULA Burton was also a Director of Cyber and Space Programs for the Department of Defense (DOD) at the Pentagon, where he was responsible for the budgeting, acquisition, and procurement of multi-billion-dollar, state-of-the-art IT equipment and systems, to include support for all DOD classified space programs. Burton has productive relationships across the USAF, Space Florida, National Aeronautics, and Space Administration (NASA), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the Department of Commerce, and other industry stakeholders.