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Joseph Pulkowski

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Chief Engineer SII Group
  • BS-ME, Mechanical Engineering
    Rutgers University

Experience includes systems development, integration and test, launch system integration, launch and program management of numerous SC for DoD, NASA, Classified and Commercial Customers. Systems leader with extensive project and spacecraft development team leadership experience. Leadership in experience in Spacecraft Systems and Launch Systems Integration on large DOD, Classified and Commercial Programs, with Multi-National Teams. Performed SC and launch vehicle concept development, requirements definition, system design, component production, SC integration and test, launch systems and orbital operations. Launch Authority for Lockheed Martin on ten delivery in orbit launches. Experience in negotiating, contract definitization, and procurement of ten Launch Services for delivery in orbit missions of Classified and Commercial spacecraft. Managed a team of Launch System Engineers, overseeing launch systems integration on DOD, Classified, Civil, and Commercial spacecraft. Propulsion System Design expertise, I designed the World's first Dual Mode Propulsion Flight System, which was flown on the Anik-E1 and E2 satellites. Lead Designer for the IABS Bipropellant (MMH/N2O4) Launch Vehicle Upper Stage. Experienced in leading compatibility testing with SGLS AFSCN (Space-Ground Link System Air Force Satellite Control Network) Classified Missions, and flight operations with the AFSCN. Direct experience in managing the launch of and performing launch systems integration on spacecraft using the Ariane, Atlas, Delta IV, Proton, Sea Launch, Falcon Systems and Long March Launch Vehicles.

Scholarly Publications

Sea Launch, The Countdown has Begun

IAF Conferene, 1997
, (1997), Sea Launch, The Countdown has Begun, IAF Conferene

Patent, Thermal fuel transfer and tank isolation to reduce unusable fuel

Patent, Method for measuring the mass of liquid in a storage tank