Alan Campbell has more than ten years of experience in the aerospace industry in numerous technical and managerial roles. Alan joined the Space Systems Program Office in July 2018 to lead the Draper Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) team, which was selected to provide NASA payload delivery services to the Moon extending Draper’s long heritage in support of NASA and commercial lunar initiatives dating back to the development of the Apollo Guidance Computer. He is also responsible for managing business development initiatives and leading proposals and program execution within the Space Systems office at Draper currently focusing on civil and commercial lunar architecture opportunities including NASA’s Human Landing System. Alan led Draper’s work on HLS as part of the Blue Origin-led National Team.
Previously, he served as a program manager within Draper’s Sembler office focusing on outreach and collaboration efforts with startups and small commercial companies while working in Draper’s Engineering organization leading and supporting several programs in space, strategic systems, and internal initiatives including several years leading Draper’s Simulation efforts for Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser spacecraft. He also served in other managerial positions including as the Group Leader for Draper’s Simulation Laboratory as well as Division Staff within the Systems Engineering directorate working on collaborating more closely with the Program Offices.
Prior to joining Draper, Alan completed a Master of Science in Engineering degree in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from the University of Texas at Austin specializing in Orbital Mechanics and Controls with a focus on Spacecraft Trajectory Optimization. Alan received his Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Schreyer Honors College at Penn State University.