Joel J. K. Parker
Joel J. K. Parker is an aerospace engineer in the Navigation and Mission Design Branch (Code 595) at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, where he contributes to several projects in the fields of mission design, navigation, and space policy.
Parker is the Code 590 PNT policy lead, where he is involved in projects related to GPS, GNSS, and space-based PNT. He is the technical team lead for the GPS Block III Space Service Volume (SSV) requirements development effort, mission design analyst for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite, and engineer on the General Mission Analysis Tool software development team.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s and Master’s in aerospace engineering from Mississippi State University.
Parker joined Radiance Technologies, Inc., Huntsville, Alabama, in 2008 and worked for two years on space mission architecture and hardware development projects. Parker joined NASA in 2010.