TriVector Welcomes Keith Dill to the Team
on Wednesday, 03 February 2021.
During his 20 years with NASA, Keith Dill worked supporting Labs, numerous programs and projects, and served as a Chief Engineer in the MSFC Engineering Directorate. In the MSFC Propulsion Lab, Mr. Dill worked as an analyst and designer for solid rocket motor ballistics, liquid rocket engine performance, propellant feed systems, cryogenic propellants management, and rocket engine ground testing. He also served as a Lead Systems Engineer for several advanced Mars and Lunar lander proposals in collaboration with other NASA Field Centers and served as Team Lead for Space Shuttle Propulsion Systems Engineering and Integration Office and worked console for numerous Shuttle launches. Additionally, Mr. Dill served as the Associate Chief Engineer for the Constellation Program while on detail to the Johnson Spaceflight Center and later returned to Marshall as the Chief Engineer for Constellation Level 2 at Marshall.
After working at NASA for several years, Mr. Dill was selected for a 1-year detail to the Missile Defense Agency (MDA) in Huntsville as the Chief Engineer for the Ground-Based Interceptor (GBI) missile. While at MDA, he supervised an engineering team and was the technical authority for the design, development, and testing of the GBI missile; this work included a full intercept test and subsequent anomaly investigation in preparation for the next flight test.
After returning from his detail at MDA, Mr. Dill served as the Chief Engineer for the Space Launch System (SLS) Advanced Development Office, where he managed all technical aspects of dozens of commercial technology projects to advance the avionics, materials, and propulsion of the SLS. Mr. Dill served his last 4 years at NASA as the Chief Engineer for the Planetary Missions Program Office at MSFC where he was the technical authority for dozens of robotic planetary missions; including billion-dollar missions to outer planets and US instrument contributions to European and Japanese planetary missions.
Mr. Dill received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla (1981), a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (1988) and completed coursework for a PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alabama Huntsville (2005). Mr. Dill is a registered Professional Engineer in the state of Alabama.