Hank Grabowski

Hank Grabowski

Institute Astrodynamicist
Institute Principal Systems Engineer

Asteroid Institute


Hank is cofounder and former CTO of Applied Defense Solutions (ADS). Prior to ADS, he was on the core development team for Analytical Graphics (AGI). Hank has combined in-depth knowledge of aerospace engineering and software engineering to design and develop scalable software for flight dynamics, space situational awareness, and space-based system mission analysis. Since the sale of ADS to L3Harris in 2018, Hank is dedicated to the development of open source software and open data systems.

Hank earned his BS and MS in Aerospace Engineering from the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He received the Aerospace Professional of the Year Award from the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 2001.