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Marc Koerschner

Title: Aerospace Systems Engineer

Technical Focus Area: Space Mission Design, Decision Space Analysis

Missions/Projects: Mars Architecture Team

Study Topics/Expertise: Systems and Systems-of-Systems Analysis and Design, Trajectory Design and Optimization, Self-Healing System Design

Marc currently serves as an aerospace systems engineer within the Space Mission Analysis Branch, part of the Systems Analysis and Concepts Directorate. He supports the martian architecture team, assisting with early conceptual design and architecture trade space definitions and analysis.

He has been a part of the NASA mission since 2023.

Education/Professional Experience

  • B.S. in Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan 2020
  • M.S. in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2023
  • Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 2025


  • Decision-Making and Optimization Framework for the Design of Emerging Satellite Constellations (SciTech 2023)

Backpacking, Diving, Tabletop Games, Reading