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Rodriguez, Ivonne

Orbital Debris Specialist
Code 592
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Research Interests: 

Orbital Debris Mitigation, MMOD Penetration Risk Assesment, Micrometeoroid Damage Risk, Orbital Debris Modeling, Reentry Breakup and Burn-up, End of Mission Passivation, Postmission Disposal, Planetary Protection


  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, 2002
  • B.S. in Physical Sciences, Unviersity of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez Campus, 1988
  • 2006 - present: Orbital Debris Engineer, NASA/GSFC
  • 2002-2006: Aerospace Engineer, NASA/GSFC


Ivonne Rodriguez is Orbital Debris Engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. She provides MMOD assessments and services to missions in development phase. In addition, she provides engineering support to Goddard's Mission Design Lab (MDL) and Instrument Design Lab (IDL) in the areas of orbital debris, end of mission planning and planetary protection. Previously, she worked as Aerospace Engineer in electromechanical systems for the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), and Extreme Ultraviolet Normal Incidence Spectrograph (EUNIS). She received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering in 2002 and her B.S. in Physical Sciencies in 1988, both from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus.