Gregory Heckler

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)Director, Commercial Communications Services Division (CCSD), Space Communication and Navigation Program (SCaN)

Gregory W. Heckler is the Director of the Commercial Communications Services Division (CCSD) within NASA’s Space Communication and Navigation Program (SCaN). He leads a multifaceted effort to transition NASA’s near-Earth missions to commercial communication and navigation services and away from government assets such as the Tracking Data Relay Satellite System (TDRSS). Greg also provides leadership in the formulation, execution, and integration of SCaN’s Artemis infrastructure elements, including upgrades to the Deep Space Network, expansion of SCaN’s ground assets, and the procurement of Lunar relay services. Before his position at NASA Headquarters, Greg was a telecommunications systems engineer at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. He spent the early parts of his career developing high altitude GNSS receiver technology and then six years supporting the Tracking Data Relay Satellite Project to deliver TDRS 11, 12, and 13. Gregory holds both a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Purdue University.