Integrated Product Team Manager
Command, Control, Communications and Range Systems
Ground Systems Development and Operations Program
Kirk Lougheed is the Integrated Product Team manager for the command, control, communications and range systems (C3R) for the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. His responsibilities include program management of projects that will provide all the hardware, software, voice, video and data systems to support ground processing, launch countdown and advanced ground system maintenance techniques for NASA's Space Launch System/Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle, as well as providing multiuse infrastructure to enable commercial and other government spacecraft and launch providers. He is also responsible for program management of several joint United States Air Force and NASA initiatives to upgrade Eastern Range launch support ground equipment.
Prior to becoming the C3R Integrated Product Team lead, Lougheed was the senior project manager for the Constellation Program's command, control, and communications element, which provided the essential equipment to perform ground operations from Firing Room 1 in Kennedy's Launch Control Center. Kirk has also supported the Space Shuttle Program as the project manager for the Ground Camera Upgrade Project that installed high-definition television camera technology for all the ground-based imagery assets in support of the post-Columbia return-to-flight launch campaign.
Additionally, Lougheed has held a variety of supervisory, management and technical positions throughout his 26-year career at Kennedy. These positions included serving as a hardware design engineer, System Engineering Office chief, branch chief, and source board chairman for the Kennedy communications services contract. He also completed a yearlong rotational assignment at the Johnson Space Center in support of the Mission Control Center.
Lougheed holds a BSE in electrical engineering and a MSE in engineering management from the University of Central Florida.
June 2012Biographies - Current Employees