SpaceNews CEO Andrew Pemberton has served on the company's board of directors since 2014.

Tysons Corner, Virginia USA — June 27, 2023 — Andrew Pemberton has been named Chief Executive Officer of SpaceNews, Inc., the world’s largest space-industry trade media brand. A SpaceNews board member since 2014, Pemberton added the title of Chief Marketing Officer in 2022 before moving to the new CEO role. He replaces longtime CEO Greg Thomas, who will transition to Chief Technology Officer. 

Pemberton has worked with SpaceNews owner and chairman Felix Magowan and CTO Greg Thomas in various roles since 2005, as Brand Director, Interactive Director, and Publisher, and most recently as CEO of Pocket Outdoor Media (rebranded as Outside, Inc.), the preeminent outdoor lifestyle media company. He was previously Vice President and Publisher at Online, Inc. (acquired by Information Today, Inc.), a B2B digital and event media company, and has launched several startups that have seen successful exits. 

Magowan explains the change: “With the huge growth in the space and satellite market, we are focused on exploring current and new products to make strategic enhancements to our existing and future news and engagement-focused media options. Andy is the most new-product-oriented entrepreneur I’ve worked with, so ideal for the changes we’re planning. He and Greg Thomas recently put together a complete overhaul and re-design of in six months, so that’s the speed of change we’re aiming for. It was Greg’s idea to become CTO, which was a natural given his experience at Apple, and to double-down on our digital expertise, which is the best-in-category.” 

Pemberton added, “SpaceNews, with some 815,000 monthly unique visitors, has by far the largest audience of space professionals of any dedicated space media brand worldwide, but we’re just scratching the surface of the information value we can deliver to space professionals and the promotional platform we offer to advertisers. Our objective is to enhance the already authoritative SpaceNews media brand with easy access solutions and the most relevant portfolio of news and information products in the industry.”

About SpaceNews

Founded in 1989 SpaceNews is the world’s largest space and trade media brand, available in both print and online. With some 2.2 million average monthly page views, 815,000 unique monthly visitors, 185,000 social media followers, and 25,000 newsletter subscribers, SpaceNews is by far the most widely read trade media brand in space. See more at

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