About the Company

Global Aerospace Corporation (GAC) was founded in 1997 by former NASA/JPL engineers and scientistsas a commercial research and development firm. GAC maintains its corporate office in Irwindale, California, where it develops prototypes and works its projects in a 4,300 sq. ft. R&D office/industrial space. These facilities are used to conduct task engineering work, assembly, integration, and testing of hardware as it is prepared for flight, as well as project meetings and report writing. Our facilities meet Federal, California, and Los Angeles County environmental laws and regulations. Our corporate activities include technical analysis and research, aerospace mission and system concept development, aerospace technology research and development, deep ocean systems research and development, and system design, prototyping, and demonstration. Our corporate team is highly qualified with over 400 years of cumulative aerospace experience.

Focusing Corporate Themes

Our business activities are focused around the following corporate themes:

  • Create new concepts that can accelerate human and robotic exploration and use of space
  • Exploit the use of planetary atmospheres to facilitate orbit lowering, orbit capture, entry, and landing
  • Develop advanced power concepts for terrestrial, planetary and space applications
  • Utilize near-space environment from high stratosphere to low orbit
  • Develop space debris mitigation and remediation devices and processes
  • Deep ocean systems engineering, design, and testing
  • Complex physical systems simulation and modeling
  • Develop guided stratospheric platforms for earth science, communications and national defense
  • Miniaturize sensors instrumentation and monitoring systems to enable new capabilities and concepts
  • Develop autonomous, self-aware, state-driven systems

Potential Activities

With our personnel, knowledge base and research partners, Global Aerospace Corporation is positioned for involvement in several types of activities. Following is a partial list:

  • Aerobraking, aerocapture and entry descent and landing concept development, system design and simulation
  • Balloon-borne systems development
  • LTA systems design, analysis and simulation
  • Power generation and storage systems design, analysis and simulation
  • Advanced mission and system concept development
  • Planetary and Earth Science Investigations
  • Inflatable deorbit systems design and development
  • System requirements analysis and definition
  • Systems design and optimization
  • Technology requirements identification
  • Payload and sensor interface definition
  • Engineering prototype development and testing
  • National defense technology and systems development
  • Aerospace engineering consulting

Corporate Knowledge Base

Our corporate knowledge base includes:

  • Hypersonics, EDL, and aerothermodynamics
  • Systems design, analysis, and engineering
  • Telecommunications
  • Aerodynamics and aero-assist/entry technologies
  • Photovoltaic (PV) power generation systems
  • Energy storage systems
  • Mechanical design
  • Balloon and lighter-than-air systems
  • Automation and robotics
  • Microelectronics
  • Mission, trajectory, and orbital design analysis
  • Thermal sciences
  • Engineering environment modeling
  • Gravity Science
  • Space Resource Utilization
  • Underwater vehicles and expanding structures
  • Fluid-structure interaction and aeroelasticity

Meet our Personnel

Our corporate knowledge base resides with a highly qualified team of engineers, scientists, consultants, and researchers with expertise in conceptual design and prototyping, systems analysis and engineering, device and mechanical systems design, balloon-borne systems, automation and robotics, mission and orbit design, and thermal sciences. The majority of the technical staff at Global Aerospace Corporation have advanced degrees from research institutions.

Kerry T. Nock
Founder, President, Chairman of the Board of Directors

DR. BENJAMIN D. GOLDMAN
Vice President

Dr. Kim Aaron
Chief Engineer

Alex Kang
Office Manager

Derek K. Lo
Staff Engineer

Peter Ngo
Staff Engineer

R. Stephen Schlaifer
Staff Programmer

Dale R. Burger
Senior Engineer

Dr. Matthew Kuperus Heun
Senior Engineer, Member of the Board of Directors

Dr. Angus D. McRonald
Senior Engineer

Past and Current Customers

Our customers are globally recognized aerospace and defense organizations.

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