Final Frontier Systems
Engineering the future of space exploration



Celeste Satter, founder of Final Frontier Systems, received her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from the M.I.T. Aeronautics and Astronautics Department, Space Systems Laboratory.  She has worked for the Charles Stark Draper Laboratory, for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and as an independent consultant.

Ms. Satter has over 30 years experience in space mission design, modeling, and analysis; technology infusion, assessment and development; proposal coordination and preparation; and space mission cost estimation. 
 
She coordinated and led the Space Mission Architecting Class at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and currently teaches classes in Space Mission Architecting.
 
A complete list of Ms. Satter's publications can be found here



Robert W. (Bob) Easter is a former Principal in the Systems & Software Division at the
Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  His background includes leadership of JPL advanced studies of Mars human precursor mission concepts,a s well as a veriety of NASA agency-level programmatic planning and missio definition activities.  Earlier in his career he engaged in fuel cell, flow redox and metal hydrogen battery technology and systems development at the NASA Lewis (now Glenn) Research Center.  He has served two tours of duty in Washington DC, first at the Department of Energy, helping develop the national Photovoltaic Program, and later supporting NASA's Space Station Program formulation, including managing the JPL Space Station Sysem Engineering Office in Reston, Virginia.  He has also carried out institutional planning for the JPL Director's Office and the JPL Engineering and Science Directorate, as well as program planning and mission definition for the JPL Mars Program Office, and represented JPL in the NASA Exploration Team ("NeXT") activities that led to the NASA Constellation Program.  More recent activities include developing operational requirements for the NASA Constellation Program, developing Lunar Surface Power System concepts and program opportunities, and developing alternative energy integration analysis opportunities for the JPL Civil Programs Office. 
 
Mr. Easter has led ISRU (In-Situ Resource Utilization) mission analyses for the NASA ESTD Program, the NASA Lunar Architecture Team (II) & the CAT Lunar Team, and the NASA Mars Architecture Working Group.  Recently he also served on the Constellation SRR C3I Review Panel. and was proposal manager for 2 LASER proposals: “Analysis of Human/Robotic Trades in Lunar Surface Operations”, and “Model for ISRU Decision-tree Analysis of Sources (MIDAS)”.

He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Syracuse University, a M.S. in Engineering Science from the University of Toledo, and has done additional graduate work at Case-Western Reserve University.   He has received more than 20 awards and citations form NASA and the Department of Energy during his career. 
 
A select list of some of Mr. Easter's recent publications can be found here.
 

Ms. Satter and Mr. Easter also maintain contact with a network
of experienced aerospace professionals who can be called in to
consult on virtually any technical area where specific domain
expertise is needed.