Irene Klotz

Space Editor

Cape Canaveral, FL

Summary

Irene Klotz is Space Editor for Aviation Week, based in Cape Canaveral. Before joining Aviation Week in 2017, Irene spent 25 years as a wire service reporter covering human and robotic spaceflight, commercial space, astronomy, science and technology for Reuters and United Press International. She also worked with Discovery Communications, Discovery News and was a founding member of Space.com.

Irene cut her teeth on the space beat at Florida Today newspaper, a business writer enchanted by the colorful entrepreneurs who wanted access to Air Force launch facilities and assets after commercial payloads were taken off the space shuttles following the 1986 Challenger accident. Commercial space remains the focus of her work, along with a keen interest in the search for life beyond Earth.

A graduate of Northwestern University, Irene is the 2014 recipient of the Harry Kolcum Memorial News and Communications Award, named in honor of the late Aviation Week managing editor and Cape Canaveral senior editor who was among Irene’s earliest mentors.

Articles

OneWeb Bankrupt After Prime Backer Exits Amid Pandemic

By Irene Klotz Apr 02, 2020
Satellite operator’s assets include spacecraft, global spectrum rights and ground stations.
Commercial Space

Amid Pandemic, ULA Delivers Final AEHF Satellite Into Orbit

By Lee Hudson Apr 01, 2020
With 10 times the throughput of the heritage system, AEHF offers high-bandwidth, voice-recognizable communications for U.S. and Allies.
Space

NASA, JAXA Crew Added To SpaceX Dragon ISS Flight

By Irene Klotz Mar 31, 2020
Veteran astronauts Shannon Walker of NASA and Soichi Noguchi of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency have been added to the crew of the first operational mission under SpaceX’s Commercial Crew flight services contract. 
Space Symposium

 

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