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Vice President, Government Satellite Launch
Laura Maginnis is the vice president of Government Satellite Launch at United Launch Alliance (ULA), where she leads a team responsible for mission integration, program management and launch services for ULA’s U.S. government customers including the National Reconnaissance Office, Air Force and NASA Launch Services
Prior to this role, Maginnis led ULA’s customer program office and served as the deputy director of the Mission Management value stream, where she was responsible for the successful execution of the mission integration process from contract through launch, including the design and delivery of all mission-specific
software, analyses, hardware, and operations. In addition, she also has held roles as a mission manager and manager in trajectory analysis.
Before joining ULA, Maginnis was a flight operations engineer for The Boeing Company at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida, responsible for coordination and integration of world-wide tracking and telemetry collection networks for Delta launch vehicles.
Maginnis began her career serving in the U.S. Air Force as a launch operations engineer on the Delta II and Delta IV programs and was responsible for oversight and execution of launch site mission assurance processes. She subsequently served in various space operations positions in the U.S. Air Force Reserve at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station; Osan Air Base, Republic of Korea; and Schriever Air Force Base, Colorado.
Maginnis earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Cornell University and a Master of Science degree in space systems from the Florida Institute of Technology.