Senior Mission & Systems Engineer
Walt Mirczak is Director of Systems Engineering at NovaWurks™ Inc., a provider of high technology space products and services. Mirczak is responsible for leading the team in development of mission and system architecture concepts that incorporate innovative engineering approaches.
With more than 30 years of experience, Mirczak has been responsible for multiple projects from conceptual design through on-orbit operations. He held a series of progressively responsible positions at Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems including TDRSS Launch Team Leader and On-Orbit Test Manager, consultant to Aeritalia, an Italian x-ray astronomy satellite, Flight Operations Manager of the EOS Common Spacecraft program and Mission Operations Manager for the Jupiter Icy Moons Orbiter Project.
Prior to his early retirement from Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Mirczak served as the DARPA F6 Program Systems Engineering Deputy. Currently, in addition to his role with NovaWurks, Mirczak is also the sole proprietor of ‘Within the Heliosphere,’ an engineering services company supporting mission and systems analyses for aerospace programs performed within the heliosphere. Noted as an industry expert, he co-authored and presented a paper at the 2011 IEEE Aerospace Conference and has contributed to Space News.
Mirczak has a bachelor’s and master’s degree in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from Ohio State University. He resides in Redondo Beach, Calif. with his wife.
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