Space Systems Group SVP Dr. Malina Hills to Retire June 1

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., March 18, 2021 – After 34 years of technical leadership and service to The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) and its customers, Space Systems Group Vice President Dr. Malina Hills will retire on June 1, 2021.

Previously, Hills served as vice president of Aerospace’s Space Program Operations (SPO), working directly with the U.S. Air Force, government, and industry partners to develop military satellites and to advance national security space systems. Previous to that, she served as  general manager of the Military Satellite Communications (MILSATCOM) Division.

Hills has held a number of leadership positions at Aerospace, which include general manager of the Systems Engineering Division, principal director of Systems Integration for the Space Based Infrared System program, principal director of the Business and Operations Analysis Subdivision, and principal director of the Research and Program Development Office. She joined Aerospace in 1987 as a technical member of Aerospace’s laboratory operations.

Hills earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering and applied science from Yale University, and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the California Institute of Technology.



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