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Meet the Advisers

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Adviser & President, Robotics in Space LLC

Dr. Gordon Roesler is a nationally recognized authority in the application of robotics technologies to space missions. He recently completed a second four-year term as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he created and led the effort to provide robotic servicing to satellites already in orbit. That Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program will result in the first operational multi-mission robotic servicer when it launches in 2022. During his previous term at DARPA, 2002-2006, Roesler originated the Spacecraft for the Universal Modification of Orbits (SUMO) and Front-End Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration (FREND) programs. These programs provided the technical basis for the RSGS program, particularly the applicability of automated robotic operations for critical tasks. Other professional assignments have included the U.S. Department of Energy, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, the University of Southern California, and the University of New South Wales. Roesler’s other research projects and accomplishments have included robotic naval vehicles, sensor systems, underwater acoustics, and renewable energy. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT and is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy. By founding Robots in Space LLC, Roesler is continuing in an advocacy role for technologies and partnerships that promise to expand the space economy and contribute to the security of space assets. He has authored articles in The Space Review, the European Space Journal, Aviation Week and Space Technology, and Aerospace America. He is a co-author of the multi-organization Commercial Lunar Propellant Architecture study. He was on the steering committee of NASA’s In-Space Assembled Telescope study which was commissioned by the Astrophysics Division to study robotic on-orbit assembly of a very large space observatory. He has provided consulting services in space servicing, assembly and manufacturing concepts to industry and non-profit institutions.