Kevin Bell Named New Senior Vice President of Space Systems Group

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., June 21, 2021 – To ensure continued U.S. leadership in space and collaborate on the space enterprise of the future, The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) has selected Aerospace executive, Kevin Bell, to serve as the new senior vice president of the Space Systems Group (SSG). Bell will partner with government customers to advance future space architectures, rapid acquisition, innovation, and commercial opportunities.

“Kevin has the deep technical knowledge and customer experience that will ensure our continued record of mission success,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “He also possesses a proven track record of leadership and the strategic vision to help our company excel during this dynamic time in space.”

Prior to this role, Bell served as vice president of Space Program Operations in SSG for the past four years, working directly with the Air Force, government, and industry partners to develop military satellites and to advance national security space systems. He assisted with the development of system requirements, provided schedule/cost risk assessments, and solved systems development problems. In addition, he oversaw four major mission areas: communications, surveillance, weather, and navigation.

Bell joined Aerospace as a member of the technical staff in the Vehicle Systems Division of the Engineering and Technology Group in 1992. Throughout his 30-year career, he has held numerous leadership positions within the corporation’s National Systems Group and supported commercial ventures, the U.S. Air Force, NASA, Missile Defense Agency, and National Reconnaissance Organization customers.

Prior to joining Aerospace, Bell held technical positions in industry and academia, including a position at NASA Ames Research Center.

Bell earned a bachelor’s degree in both mechanical engineering and aerospace engineering from the University of California, Davis, as well as a master’s degree in aerospace engineering from Stanford University.

About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has more than 4,100 employees. With major locations in El Segundo, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Colorado Springs, Colorado; and the Washington, D.C. region, Aerospace addresses complex problems across the space enterprise and other areas of national and international significance through agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.


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