Space Exploration Sector


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 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.

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Brian Anderson

Brian Anderson

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Sandy Antunes

Software Architect
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Reza Ashtari

Astronomer; Astrophysicist
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Art Azarbarzin

Program Manager
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Andrew Baisden

Analog Engineer; Aerospace Power Systems Engineer; Power Electronics Engineer
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Ronald Ballouz

Asteroid Scientist; Geophysicist; Computational Physicist
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Olivier Barnouin

Olivier Barnouin

Planetary Geophysicist
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Corina Battista

Corina Battista

Program Manager
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Jodi Berdis

Senior Staff Scientist
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Pietro Bernasconi

Solar Physicist; Systems Engineer; Project Manager
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Patrick Binning

Patrick Binning

Mission Area Executive, National Security Space
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David Blewett

Planetary Geologist
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Bobby Braun

Robert Braun

Sector Head, Space Exploration
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Debra Buczkowski

Planetary Geologist
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