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Lindsay Crossan

O3b Requirements & Verification Systems Engineering Lead, The Boeing Company

Lindsay began her career at Boeing Satellite Systems in 2014 as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer for the Tracking and Data Relay Satellite program (TDRS) after completing a Masters of Engineering in Systems Engineering and a Bachelors of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering at Stevens Institute of Technology. While studying at Stevens, she completed five co-ops at aerospace companies, including SpaceX, NASA, MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Hamilton Sundstrand. As part of the TDRS team, Lindsay led a critical path re-design effort, implemented a photogrammetry system for significant spacecraft integration and test savings and performed systems engineering support. Her work on the photogrammetry system led to significant program cost reduction, as it reduced critical path antenna furling time from two weeks to only five hours. From the TDRS team, Lindsay moved on to Boeing’s Innovative Teardown Lab as a Systems and Cost Engineer, where she led multiple defense and commercial teardowns, as well as a multi-day Design Thinking Workshop with more than fifty stakeholders and a Tool Benchmarking and Integration Focus team that won a Boeing Research & Technology’s Continuous Improvement Award.

During her next three years at Boeing, Lindsay became the O3b Requirements & Verification Systems Engineering Lead and supported multiple commercial satellite programs as a Spacecraft Systems Engineer, including successful completion of ViaSat-3’s and O3b’s Preliminary and Critical Design Reviews. She managed spacecraft design, trades and technical budget for new business campaigns, supported gate closure for program milestones and performed structural dynamic analysis. Lindsay also managed spacecraft specification requirements and verification development and decomposition from system to component level for the O3b satellite constellation. To date, her efforts have resulted in five successful Satellite System Critical, Preliminary and Pre-Storage Design reviews. Lindsay is also active in Boeing projects outside of her direct responsibilities. She led Boeing’s Mentoring On-Rotation Experience (MORE) program from 2015 to 2018, supporting the careers and mentoring development of over 350 Boeing employees. Lindsay also led The Boeing Company’s El Segundo site National Engineers Week in 2017 and Engineers Week STEM Outreach to local schools from 2015 to 2018.

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