Dr. Andrea Gilbert

Chief, Tracking Cell
Space Development Agency

Principal Engineer/Scientist, The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Andrea Gilbert is Technical Director and acting Chief of the Tracking Cell at the Space Development Agency. In this role, she provides technical leadership to support architecture definition, acquisition strategy development, contract execution, and risk reduction efforts for the Tracking Layer of the National Defense Space Architecture, whose mission is to detect and track advanced missile threats like hypersonic glide vehicles. Dr. Gilbert has supported a variety of infrared programs from acquisition through operations, using both ground- and space-based sensing platforms. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Physics and Astronomy & Astrophysics from Harvard University, and a Masters and PhD in Astrophysics from the University of California at Berkeley.

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