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Dr. Danielle Piskorz

Member of the Technical Staff Visual and Infrared Sensor Systems Department

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Dr. Danielle Piskorz is a member of the technical staff in the Visible and Infrared Sensor Systems Department at The Aerospace Corporation. Since joining the company in 2017, she has evaluated various aspects of electro-optical system performance for space situational awareness (SSA) and overhead persistent infrared (OPIR) applications.

Prior to joining Aerospace, Piskorz worked in the space policy group of the Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI) in and at the Space Studies Board (SSB) of the National Academy of Sciences. At STPI, she contributed to reports on the future of the space station and on-orbit manufacturing and assembly. At the SSB, she staffed reports on NASA’s aeronautics division and the agency’s strategic direction.


Piskorz earned a bachelor’s degree in physics with a minor in international studies from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Ph.D in planetary science from the California Institute of Technology.

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