Jillian Marsh Jillian Marsh received her second Bachelor of Science degree in 2009 in Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, after receiving her first B.S. at Texas State University. During her education at UT Austin, she worked on the Nanosatellite Separation Experiment Using a P-POD Deployment Mechanism, in conjunction with NASA’s Reduced Gravity Program. The culmination of this program was the flight test that Jill and her team completed to conduct multiple separations of the two satellites built by their team during flight on NASA’s C-9 ‘Weightless Wonder’.

After graduation from UT, Jillian joined Millennium Engineering and Integration Company to work on their newly acquired contract for the Rapid Response Space Works under the Operationally Responsive Space Office in Albuquerque, New Mexico. For the past six years, Jill has worked on systems and launch integration engineering and is currently the Launch Integration Lead Engineer for the Rapid Response Space Works. During this time, she has worked six missions including: SL-5, SL-6, ORS-2, ORS-3, ORS-4, and ORS-6. SpaceLoft-5 and -6 were both sounding rocket missions that launched out of Spaceport America in New Mexico. ORS-3 was a multi-payload stack that deployed a primary satellite and 28 CubeSats off of a Minotaur I launch vehicle out of Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. ORS-4 was a development program to build a small launch vehicle (Super Strypi) in addition to a multi-payload stack and was launched off of the world’s biggest rail at Pacific Missile Range Facility in Kauai, Hawaii. In addition to her current mission (ORS-6), Jillian is leading an effort to rapidly manufacture small satellites semi-autonomously to achieve reduced cost and time, while increasing mission assurance through autonomous digital techniques.