Mission Support

Deputy Project Manager
Bio of Pszcolka

Steven Pszcolka
Deputy Project Manager
Goddard Space Flight Center

Since May 2005, Steven Pszcolka has been the Deputy Project Manager for the Glory Project at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC). Prior to Glory, he was the Observatory Manager and Contracting Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for the spacecraft component of the Polar Operational Environmental Satellites Project for the development, integration, test and successful launch of NOAA-M and N and the development, integration and test of NOAA-N-Prime.

He has served as the Instrument Manager/COTR for the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR), which successfully launched on NOAA-L, and he was a Spacecraft Subsystem Manager/COTR for the Solid State Recorder (SSR) & Digital Tape Recorders (DTR), which successfully launched on NOAA-K. He has also served as the Deputy Observatory Manager for the Global GeoSpace (GGS) Polar Spacecraft. He started his career at GSFC in the Electrical, Electronic, and Electromechanical (EEE) Parts Branch where he implemented the first successful Common Buy of EEE parts at GSFC for multiple flight projects.

Additionally, he has served on numerous Tiger Teams over the years at GSFC. Most notably are the efforts as the Tiger Team lead for the recovery from the overstress event of the GGS Polar Spacecraft, the rework of NOAA-K DTR’s, implementation of a board development and test program for the CDS/VDS instrument (ISTP Cluster spacecraft) and the development, test and successful integration of a Ground System in Europe for the MetOp Program.

Pszcolka has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Lawrence Institute of Technology and a Master’s of Science in System Engineering / Management from The John’s Hopkins University.