Artemis Innovation Management Solutions,
LLC is a consulting firm located in the beautiful Central Coast of California, with
support from a team of affiliates, partnering organizations and subject matter experts with a rich suite of
analytical tools and experienced personnel. Artemis Innovation focuses
on advanced technology development and innovation management best
practices, serving government and industry across multiple sectors,
including aerospace, energy, defense and information technology.
Artemis Innovation provides strong experience and expertise in the general area of space systems and technology, and unique capabilities in the field of space solar power (a.k.a., "solar energy from space", or solar power satellites).
John C. Mankins,
President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC is an internationally
recognized leader in space systems and technology innovation, and as a highly
effective manager of large-scale technology R&D programs.
Mr. Mankins' 25-year career at NASA and
CalTech's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) ranged from flight projects and space
mission operations, to systems level innovation and advanced technology
research & development management. He is also well known as an innovator in
R&D management. For example, building on the original NASA 'technology readiness level' (TRL) scale for technology assessment (defined
first with 6 or 7 levels in the 1970s), he extended the scale to flight systems
and operations in the late 1980s (TRLs 8 and 9), published the first detailed
definitions of the TRLs in 1995, and promoted the use of the scale by the US
Department of Defense in the late 1990s.
Before leaving NASA, Mr. Mankins was
the manager of Exploration Systems Research and Technology within the Exploration
Systems Mission Directorate with responsibility for an $800M annual budget,
involving more than 100 individual projects and over 3,000 personnel. For 10
years, he was the manager of Advanced Concepts Studies at NASA, and the lead
for critical studies of space solar power, highly reusable space
transportation, affordable human exploration approaches, and other topics. He
was the creator or co-creator of numerous novel concepts, including the 'MagLifter' electromagnetic launch assist system, the Internet-based NASA 'Virtual Research Center' the 'Solar Clipper' interplanetary transport vehicle,
the 'SunTower' space solar power system, the 'Hybrid Propellant Module' for
in-space refueling, the 'HabBot' mobile planetary outpost architecture, the
Advanced Technology Life cycle Analysis System (ATLAS), and others. In
recognition of his accomplishments, he has received numerous awards and honors,
including the prestigious NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal (of
which he was the first recipient).
He holds undergraduate (Harvey Mudd
College) and graduate (UCLA) degrees in Physics and an MBA in Public Policy
Analysis (The Drucker School at Claremont Graduate University). Mr. Mankins is
a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) and Chair of the Academy Commission III (Space Systems and Technology Development); and a member of the International
Astronautical Federation (IAF), the American Institute of Aeronautics and
Astronautics (AIAA), and the Sigma Xi Research Society.
Mr. Mankins is an accomplished
communicator, including political, programmatic, technical and lay audiences.
He has authored or co-authored more than 80 published papers, reports and other
technical documents, and has testified before Congress on several occasions,
and has been consulted on R&D management and space issues with
organizations in the U.S. and internationally.
Kathleen F. ('Katie') Mankins is the Vice President for Information Technology
Consulting at Artemis Innovation, with over twenty five years of management and
technical experience, including portfolio management, program management,
project management, process engineering and methodology development, quality
assurance, software estimation, systems development and production
operations.Ms. Mankins' industry
experience includes Federal Government, State and Local Government,
Telecommunications, Payroll/HR, and Retail.She also has large-scale bid and proposal (B&P)
expertise, including participation in Red/Gold team reviews.
routinely to deliver multi-day training courses which engage both customers and
project teams, yielding additional business opportunities, Ms. Mankins has been
consistently recognized for providing management leadership and subject matter
expertise by senior executives, consulting partners, and customers.