Benjamin Reed

Deputy Division Director SSPD

Speaker: How to Make Your Satellite Serviceable

Speaker: How to Make Your Satellite Serviceable

Mr. Reed currently serves as the deputy director of the Satellite Servicing Projects Division at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. In this position, he is responsible for the formulation, development, and execution of a portfolio of technologies cultivated to provide satellite-servicing capabilities in support of Agency missions and national objectives. His responsibilities include liaising with NASA mission directorates, other Government agencies, aerospace manufacturers, satellite fleet owners and operators, and insurance agencies on all matters related to satellite servicing.

In conjunction with these duties, Mr. Reed served as the Deputy Chair of the Active Debris Removal Study for the NASA Office of the Chief Technologist and has represented the Agency at international forums regarding this topic. He was a guiding member of the congressionally mandated 2010 NASA On-Orbit Satellite Servicing Study. Mr. Reed also served as a member of the joint NASA/DARPA Manned GEO Servicing Study, and was a part of the Robotics, Tele-Robotics, and Autonomous Systems team for the NASA Space Technology Roadmap.

An expert in space environmental effects on materials, Mr. Reed was the Chief Materials Engineer for the Hubble Space Telescope Project, prior to assuming his current role. Prior to joining NASA, he held positions with the American Dental Association, Unisys Corporation and Swales Aerospace. Mr. Reed received a B.S. in chemistry from the Catholic University of America.