Vestigo Aerospace is a 2019
startup company that was formed
to address emerging challenges
in space system applications.

david spencer

David Spencer

Founder & CEO

Dr. David Spencer is an Associate Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Director for the Space Flight Project Laboratory at Purdue University, where he leads an active research program related to space mission design, automated proximity operations, and aeroassist technologies. During seventeen years with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, Dr. Spencer held positions as the Deputy Project Manager for the Phoenix Mars Lander, Mission Manager for the Deep Impact and Mars Odyssey projects, and mission designer for Mars Pathfinder. He received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from Purdue University, and he received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Georgia Tech.

eileen dukes

Eileen Dukes

Chief Technology Officer

Eileen has decades of experience in leading the planning and operation of challenging deep space missions. She has technical expertise in attitude determination and control subsystems (ADCS), and has direct experience in the development and implementation of ADCS flight software algorithms, including modeling and simulation. She has led mission operations for planetary applications at Lockheed Martin, and she has been responsible for the ADCS implementations of the first atmospheric aerobraking at Venus and Mars. She received her B.S. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT.