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Reaching Outer Space Starts with a Team that Goes Farther

Imagine creating spacecraft and instruments that travel millions —sometimes billions — of miles to explore planets, moons, asteroids and even the Sun. It’s what the people of APL Civil Space get to do every day. And our success begins with our team’s passion and incomparable expertise. Meet the scientists, engineers and other professionals who collaborate to expand humanity’s reach and knowledge.

About Our Leadership Team

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Mallory DeCoster

Planetary Scientist; Thermal Engineer; Remote Sensing Analyst
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Neil Dello Russo

Planetary Astronomer; Cometary Scientist; Molecular Spectroscopist
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Brett Denevi

Planetary Scientist
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Michelle Donegan

Space Environmental Effects Engineer
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Carl Engelbrecht

Propulsion Engineer
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Robert Erlandson

Principal Staff Scientist
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Carolyn Ernst

Planetary Scientist
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Raymond Espiritu

PDS Archivist; Senior Software Developer specializing in data pipelines
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Paul Finneran

Program Manager
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Rick Fitzgerald

Project Manager
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Tyler Formica

Systems Reliability Engineer
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Robert Furrow

System Engineer; Software Engineer; Section Supervisor
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Edward Gaddy

Spacecraft Solar Array Engineer
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Ankita George

DSP Engineer
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Jesper Gjerloev

Space Physics
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Matina Gkioulidou

Space Physicist