HS21 Lindsay Papsidero

Lindsay Papsidero

Chief Engineer, MILO Space Science Institute/Lockheed Martin Company

Lindsay is currently a Systems Architect within the Lockheed Martin Deep Space Exploration and Advanced Programs group. She develops deep space mission concepts and architectures for both science and commercial applications. She is currently the Program Manager for LM’s Lunar Communications and Navigation services program.

Lindsay also leads the collaboration between Lockheed Martin and the MILO Space Science Institute, a non-profit research collaborative whose mission is to provide affordable access to deep space science missions. Lindsay was previously the Chief Technology Officer for GEOshare, LLC (a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin). Where she led the technical team turning customer mission statements into architectures, payload designs, and full satellite solutions. Most recently, Lindsay was recognized by The Society of Satellite Professionals International as a “Future Leader in the Space Industry” as one of the top 20 professionals within the space industry under the age of 35.

Prior to joining Lockheed Martin, Lindsay worked at NASA Wallops Flight Facility as an Aerospace Engineer in the Guidance Navigation and Control and Mission Systems Group, focusing on antenna simulations and tracking algorithms for Mars and telescopic missions. Lindsay developed an algorithm to use the day-time moon for telescope tracking and location calculations.

Lindsay received her Bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech in 2014 and her Master’s in Systems Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2020.

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