Dr. Tragesser is an Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. He received his B.S. in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the University of Illinois in 1992 and his doctorate from Purdue University in 1997. Prior to joining The University of Colorado, Dr. Tragesser was a professor at the Air Force Institute of Technology and also served on the technical staff at Draper Laboratory working on reentry vehicle guidance. His expertise is in spaceflight mechanics and current areas of research interest include satellite formations, tethered satellite formations, tethered satellite orbit determination, satellite proximity operations, and orbital maneuvering with electrodynamic tethers.
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