Tim Gasparrini


Tim Gasparrini

With the formation of the Commercial Civil Space Line of Business in 2017, Tim was selected as the Deputy for the organization.

As the Vice President and Program Manager for Weather and Remote Sensing, Tim is responsible for the design, build, assembly, integration and test of the GOES Spacecraft, the Geostationary Lightning Mapper, the Solar Ultraviolet Imager and the Magnetometer.  He is also responsible for the Wind Tracer program as well as the Geostationary Carbon Cycle Observatory.

Tim started his career at Lockheed Martin in 1985 where he held various mechanical engineering assignments on the Mars Global Surveyor, STARDUST, and MarsOdyssey Programs. He was the Structures and Thermal Lead for the Mars 2001 Lander, the precursor to Phoenix.  In 2001 upon completion of the Mars Odyssey Launch, Tim was selected as the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) Mechanical Engineering Manager.  After the launch of MRO, in 2005 he was designated as the Phoenix Deputy Program Manager with responsibility for Mars Entry, Descent, and Landing. In 2008, Tim was chosen as the Mechanical Manager on the GRAIL Program having oversight of all technical decisions.  Following the GRAIL PDR, he was assigned as the Program Manager on the Juno Program with full responsibility for all flight system hardware and software.  After the Juno Launch in 2011, Tim was selected as the Director of Space Exploration Systems.

Tim holds a Bachelor of Science in Ocean Engineering from The Florida Institute of Technology, and a Master of Science in Civil Engineering and an MBA from theUniversity of Colorado. 

Over the course of his career, Tim has won several awards.  From Lockheed Martin, Tim has won three Technical Excellence Awards, two High PerformanceTeam Awards, and a NOVA Award for Leadership.  From NASA, Tim was awarded six Group Achievement Awards, an Exceptional Public Service Medal, and an Exceptional Public Leadership Medal.