July 26-28 at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, California

Speaker

Bernard Kutter

Bernard Kutter is the manager of Advanced Programs for United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, Kutter is responsible for developing technologies and capabilities to support ULA’s long term strategic needs. In 2003, he initiated and led development of Atlas evolution including in-space applications. Prior to this Kutter managed the Atlas thermodynamics group, where he was involved 67 successful missions. Kutter began his career at General Electric jet engines and later moved to General Dynamics (GD) Space Systems to pursue his passion for space exploration. At GD, he was involved in the development of cryo fluid management techniques for the new Titan Centaur stage, including the first successful launch. Kutter received a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Washington. He is a senior member of American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, a member of AIAA’s Space Transportation Technical Committee, the Space Frontier Foundation, and the National Space Society, and has written on a range of issues related to space transportation.
Bernard Kutter
Manager of Advanced Programs, United Launch Alliance