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Hull, Scott

Orbital Debris Group Leader
Code 592
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Phone: 
301-286-7597
Fax: 
301-286-0886

Research Interests: 

Orbital Debris Mitigation, Postmission Disposal, End of Mission Passivation, MMOD Penetration Risk Assessment, Orbital Debris Modeling, Reentry Breakup and Burn-up, Postmission Attitude Behavior

Education: 
  • B.S. in Materials Engineering, Drexel University
Background: 
  • 2002 - present: Orbital Debris Engineer, Group Leader, NASA GSFC
  • 2000 - 2002: Space Science Mission Operations Lead Engineer, NASA/GSFC
  • 1994 - 2000: Project Parts Engineer, NASA/GSFC
  • 1990 - 1994: Failure Analyst, Unisys Corp.

Scott Hull is the Orbital Debris Services Group Leader at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.  He has worked on orbital debris assessment and  limitation issues involving hardware design as well as operations exclusively since 2002.  Prior experience includes two years supporting nearly two dozen operational Space Science missions, five years as a Parts Engineer, and seven years of failure analysis on a wide variety of applications.  He received his B.S. in Materials Engineering from Drexel University in 1987.  In addition to a number of papers, he recently authored the End of Mission Considerations chapter for the "Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD" textbook.

Selected Publications: 
  • Wertz, et.al., "Space Mission Engineering: The New SMAD", Chapter 30, "End of Mission Considerations", Microcosm Press, 2011.
  • Griffin, T.J., Hull, S.M., Bretthauer, J.W. , Leete, S., "An Early Study of Disposal Options for the Hubble Space Telescope", 6th International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 21-23, 2013.
  • Griffin, T.J., Hull, S.M., Bretthauer, J.W. , Leete, S., "An Early Study of Disposal Options for the Hubble Space Telescope", Sixth European Conference on Space Debris, Darmstadt, Germany, April 22-25, 2013.