Ben Gorr

Ben Gorr is a PhD student in Aerospace Engineering at the College of Engineering at Texas A&M University.

Prior to graduate school, Ben received a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from Texas A&M as well.

He has worked on several projects within the SEAK Lab.

On the D-SHIELD project, he worked at the intersection of constellation and instrument design for a smart soil moisture monitoring constellation.

On the X-Grants project, he studied instrument and orbit design for a water quality monitoring mission, as well as planning satellite operations to maximize coverage of events.

On the Satellite for Natural and Artificial Plumes (SNAP) project, he led the design and manufacture of a high-altitude balloon payload for identification and study of plumes on Earth’s surface.

In the short term, he looks forward to expanding our understanding of the interaction of instrument and orbit design for space missions as well as the planning of satellite operations.

Outside of academics, Ben enjoys playing the piano and cooking.