Manager, Payload Design Section, Space Systems/Loral
In her ten years at Space Systems/Loral, Yvette has stepped up to every challenge and opportunity with a dedication to excellence. She has helped design some of the world’s most powerful satellites including EchoStar XI, which was launched in July and provides 20-kW end of life power. She played a significant role on the front end risk reduction team on another recent project, providing critical help with the development of the communications payload design and was instrumental in closing out significant technical design challenges. As one of the company’s youngest payload managers, she was instrumental in the completion of the EchoStar XI satellite integration and test program and also lead in-orbit-testing of the satellite payload. Yvette demonstrates her leadership ability through mentoring junior engineers and college interns, and ensuring the progress of the engineers under her supervision.