Michael Glogowski


Michael Glogowski

Mike Glogowski has been in the spaceflight industry for nearly 30 years with specialization in the design, integration, testing, and flight operations of spacecraft using electric propulsion systems.  He began his career with low power arcjet thrusters, first as a research engineer at the Institute for Space Systems of the University of Stuttgart and then as a lead project engineer at Avio SpA.  After completing his graduate studies at the Propulsion Engineering Research Center of Penn State, he went to work at Lockheed Martin where he helped integrate an arcjet thruster system for the A2100 spacecraft and then led the development of a high power Hall thruster system for commercial and government satellites.   Afterward, he worked for Inmarsat overseeing the integration and testing of the plasma propulsion system on the Airbus built Inmarsat-4 mobile communications satellites and then of all mechanical systems, including a gridded ion propulsion system, on the Boeing built Inmarsat-5 high throughput satellites.  Mike Glogowski is now at Orbital ATK in Dulles, Virginia, where he initially led a product enhancement effort for the GEOStar-2 bus and then served as Chief Engineer for three GEOStar-2 communications satellites.  He is currently Senior Director of Advanced Product Development overseeing the development of the systems, products, and tools required for electric propulsion enabled spacecraft.