André DressJPSS Flight Project Manager
André Dress is responsible for the development and launch of JPSS-2 through -4. The first JPSS satellite, now called NOAA-20, launched successfully in 2017 and is fully operational in orbit. JPSS-2 is scheduled to launch in 2022.
André first joined the JPSS Program in May 2013 as the Deputy Project Manager for the JPSS Project Office to manage the development, launch and checkout of the JPSS-1 mission. From December 2014 to 2021, he served as the Project Manager for the PACE Mission, before returning to the JPSS Program as Flight Project Manager.
André has worked at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, since 1987 and began his career supporting the Landsat 4/5 mission. From October 2004 to April 2010 he served as the Deputy Project Manager for the successful launch of the GOES N, O & P missions. His additional roles have included Observatory Manager for the GOES N/O/P missions and serving on the GOES I-M Project in support of the 5 mission launches as an attitude control and lead systems engineer.
André holds a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a master of science degree in systems engineering from Johns Hopkins University. He is a federal acquisition certified program/project manager and a certified contracting officer’s technical representative (COTR).