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Dr. Josef Koller

Systems Director Center for Space Policy and Strategy


Dr. Josef Koller is a systems director for the Center for Space Policy and Strategy at The Aerospace Corporation. He serves as a senior analyst and team leader on topics that cut across policy, technology, and economics. Koller currently serves on the NASA Advisory Council – Regulatory and Policy Committee and is editor of the journal for Geoscientific Model Development.

Prior to joining Aerospace, Koller served as a senior advisor to the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, where he directly supported key national and international strategy efforts for space-related U.S. government and DOD policy matters. His portfolio includes commercial remote sensing, space traffic management, and related congressional affairs.

Prior to that assignment, Koller managed and co-led more than 40 scientists in the Space Science and Applications Group at Los Alamos National Laboratory. He also established and led the Los Alamos Space Weather Summer School to promote graduate student research and outreach at the laboratory.

Dr. Koller has more than 17 years of experience with global security and space science programs. He has authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications with 700-plus citations.


Koller has a Ph.D. in astrophysics from Rice University and master’s degrees in physics and astronomy from the University of Innsbruck, Austria.

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