Andrew King

Andrew King

Director of Mission Assurance, Space & Intelligence Systems
The Boeing Co.
BSAAE 1984
PhD AAE 1988





"While at Purdue, I became interested in spacecraft dynamics and control, leading to my decision to pursue a PhD in aeronautics and astronautics. There is an elegance to the physics involved in attitude dynamics and orbit mechanics complemented by the engineering challenges of space systems that did everything from international communications to global positioning and navigation. This initial interest has led to more than 20 years of challenging work and personal achievement in the aerospace industry."

Andrew King received his master's degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue in 1984 and his PhD four years later from Purdue's School of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Today, King serves as director of mission assurance for Boeing Space and Intelligence Systems in El Segundo, California. He is responsible for mission assurance and independent technical reviews on major commercial, civil, and military satellite programs. During the past five years, he has contributed to reduce technical risks leading to launch and mission success on a new generation of satellite systems for commercial satellite communications providers, NASA/NO AA, and the U.S. Air Force.

He has served as chief engineer at Boeing Electron Dynamic Devices and was program manager for the Anik F1 and Anik F2 satellite programs for Telesat Canada that delivered Boeing 702-Series communications satellites.

King is co-chairman for the 2010 U.S. Space Program's Mission Assurance Improvement Workshop and a 2008 recipient of the Boeing Integrated Defense System's Mission Excellence Award. He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, the Purdue Aero/Astro Industrial Advisory Committee and a participant in Aerospace's Space Quality Improvement Council.