Mark Peller

United Launch Alliance LLCSenior Vice President, Vulcan Development and Advanced Programs

Mark Peller is the Senior Vice President of Vulcan Development and Advanced Programs at United Launch Alliance (ULA). In this role, he is responsible for the development and evolution of Vulcan, ULA’s proven new launch system.

Peller led the development of Vulcan since the inception of the program, and with the successful transition to initial flight operations complete, is now focused on upgrades to Vulcan to support the evolving needs of ULA’s national security, commercial and civil customers. In support of this focus on upgrades, Peller also leads the Advanced Programs team that is responsible for developing the new technologies and system capabilities to feed future upgrade plans for Vulcan.

Peller began his career with Rockwell International in 1990 as a propulsion engineer supporting the Space Shuttle program. He joined The Boeing Company in 1996 when it acquired the aerospace and defense businesses of Rockwell. Peller moved to the Delta program in 1997 and held various technical and program management positions throughout the development and initial fielding of the Delta IV launch system.

Peller continued his work on the Delta program at ULA after the company was formed in 2006. In 2009, he was appointed the product line chief engineer for Delta, where he had overall technical responsibility for the Delta II and Delta IV launch systems. During this period, he oversaw 24 successful Delta launches, including the first launch of the Delta IV Heavy configuration from the West Coast. In 2013 Peller transitioned into the role of the director of the ULA Hardware Value Stream responsible for managing the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) contracts with the U.S. Air Force and leading the product teams providing sustaining engineering support for supply chain, production and launch operations for the Atlas and Delta product lines.

Peller holds a Bachelor of Science degree in applied mechanics from the University of California, San Diego, a Master of Science degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California, Irvine. He is a licensed mechanical engineer in the state of California.


International Astronautical Congress 2024

14-18 October 2024

Milan, Italy