Arthur H. Weiss has over 30 years experience in rocket engine systems development, project engineering, and program management. Art is currently the Program Manager for the Theater High Altitude Area Defense (or THAAD) missile divert and attitude control system propulsion development and production program for Boeing – Rocketdyne Propulsion & Power.
After receiving a B.S. in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University, Art joined Rocketdyne’s Space Shuttle Main Engine Systems Engineering Unit, responsible for test data analysis, systems studies, and control systems integration. He then organized and managed the data analysis, anomaly resolution, and preparation for flight functions for the SSME at the Kennedy Space Center covering the first 7 Space Shuttle flights. Art returned to Canoga Park as Manager of Flight Operations, Space Shuttle Main Engine.
He then became the Chief Project Engineer, followed by Program Manager, of the Advanced Launch System’s Space Transportation Main Engine program encompassing engine design and the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center engine cycle selection process.
Art has served as Program Manager for the Lightweight Exo-Atmospheric Projectile (or LEAP) and THAAD programs in the Theater Missile Defense Arena, the RD-180 program for Lockheed Martin’s Atlas III engine competition, and the X-33/RLV engine program for the McDonnell Douglas Vehicle capture team.
Prior to his current assignment, he was Program Manager for the RS-68 Booster Engine that powers the Boeing Delta IV launch vehicle, that recently completed a successful maiden launch.
Art, please come to the podium to receive your Distinguished Achievement Award in recognition of your 30 years experience in Rocket Engine Systems Development, Project Engineering, and Program Management.