James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Mar 03, 2023 12:00 PM
Robby Swoish - JWST
James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)

Robby Swoish is currently the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Phase E Operation & Maintenance Program Manager. This involves managing the JWST factory team efforts including support to anomaly resolution, on-orbit trending, Spacecraft Flight Software (FSW) maintenance, Engineering Model Testbed (EMTB) execution and maintenance, and simulator maintenance.


Over the past fifteen years, he has held a variety of roles at Northrop Grumman including Ground Operations IPT Lead, Deputy Ground Operations Lead, Spacecraft Commissioning Phase Lead, Mission System Engineering Commissioning Lead for on-console commissioning operations, Program Export Technical Advisor, and Operations System Engineer. Robby helped design and shape the Webb on-orbit operations as well as prepare and lead the team through the successful commissioning campaign. He also supported the Space Vehicle Design & Integration Functional Department as a Section Manager from 2018-2021. Prior to the JWST program, Robby worked on the Advanced Technologies Program handling mission operations and activation.


He has a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Masters in Space Systems Engineering from the University of Michigan.