NRL Appoints John Schaub as Director of Naval Center for Space Technology
[Via Satellite 07-26-2-16] The United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) has appointed John Schaub to succeed Peter Wilhelm as director of the Naval Center for Space Technology (NCST). Schaub previously served as the senior executive in charge of NCST’s Spacecraft Engineering Department for 10 years.
NCST’s mission is to preserve and enhance a strong space technology base and provide expert assistance in the development and acquisition of space systems that support naval missions. The organization also provides systems engineering and technical direction assistance to major space systems acquisition programs.
Schaub began his career at NRL in 1985, contributing to the development of “first of a kind” spacecraft or space instruments providing important capabilities in Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR), terrestrial and space weather, strategic defense, operationally responsive space, space robotic servicing, and advances in space science and technology.
Wilhelm, the former director, led NCST from its start Oct. 1, 1986, until his retirement from NRL in 2015.