Employee Profile - Amy Walsh

Amy Walsh

Amy Walsh is the systems engineering lead at Ball Aerospace for the EPOXI mission. Walsh has been with Ball Aerospace since 2000. She previously worked for JPL from 1993 to 2000 as a member of the technical staff after graduating with an aerospace engineering degree from UCLA.

Growing up on the South Coast of California and the Western Slope of Colorado, she did well in math and science as a kid, but she didn’t realize she was an engineer until a high-school teacher pointed her in that direction after her junior year. She was lured in by thoughts of wind tunnels and aircraft and then in college, her imagination was captured by spacecraft.

She has worked on missions such as Deep Impact, Cassini, Galileo and WISE. Her most memorable work experience so far was seeing Comet 9P/Tempel 1 get larger and larger in the images sent from the two Deep Impact spacecraft as the Impactor maneuvered to collide with the comet on July 4, 2005.

In 2006, Women in Aerospace honored Walsh with an outstanding achievement award for her work on the Deep Impact program for Ball Aerospace. She has been active in the Society of Women Engineers since college and various education-outreach activities such as Colorado Project ASTRO-GEO.

Programs

CALIPSO

CloudSat

EPOXI/Deep Impact

GEMS

GEO-TASO

GDPAA

GMI

Guardian

Green Propellant Infusion Mission

HiRISE

Hubble Space Telescope

James Webb Space Telescope

JPSS

F-35/Lightning II

K2/Kepler

Landsat Data Continuity Mission

Mast-Mounted Sight

Mk 20 Camera

MOIRE

OMPS

QuickBird

QuikSCAT

SAM

SBSS

SBUV/2

Seasparrow

Sentinel

Spitzer

STORRM

STP-SIV

Suomi NPP

TEMPO

WISE

WorldView spacecraft series

WorldView-1

WorldView-2

WorldView-3