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Walters, Angela

Angela Walters

Program Chair and Professor, Astronautical Engineering


I was born in PA, moved to MD in 1989 to attend graduate school. I live with 3 cats and am a Dallas Cowboys fan. I have been teaching at CapTechU since Fall 2000. I have always been interested in NASA and the Space Program. I have done a tandem skydive, flown a bi-plane and done white water rafting.

Areas of Expertise:

  • Astronautical Engineering
  • Satellite Ground System software such as Galaxy and STK
  • Advanced Orbital Mechanics
  • Satellite Navigation Satellite Attitude and Control
  • Systems Engineering
  • Mission Assurance
  • Mission Planning
  • Automated Ground Systems



  • BS Mathematics, Arcadia University
  • MS Physics, Drexel University

Professional Achievements

  • Promoted to Astronautical Engineering Department Chair
  • Lead student teams participation in the RockSat X program (3 successful launches)

Certifications & Licenses

  • STK advanced training certificate

Honors & Awards 

  • Received NASA Group Achievement Award
  • Voted Esteemed Professor
  • Received Faculty Service and Researcher Awards
  • Received Recognition Awards for my work on the Space Operations Institute
  • Received Recognition Awards for my leadership for the NCC System Integration and Test 

Research & Publications

  • Crawl, Walk, Run, Fly! Methodology for student satellite project success
  • Managing Student Run, Student Led projects
  • Posters related to using Aerogel for capturing on orbit micro debris
  • Designing small satellites using a multilayered 3-D printed shell

Organizations & Affiliations

  • Member of INCOSE

Volunteer/Service Experience

On Campus:

  • Advisor to VelcroSat Club
  • Model Rocketry Club
  •  Demonstrations a participation in Jump Start Juniors
  • Open Houses

Volunteer advisor/mentor:

  • University's RockSat X team
  •  High Altitude Balloon interns
  •  Member of the MD Space Grant Consortium.