Antony Skaff

Director of Technology and Technical Services, Sierra Lobo, Inc.

Mr. Antony Skaff is the Director the corporate Technology Development and Engineering Center (TDEC) facilities for Sierra Lobo Inc. located outside Cleveland Ohio, as well as the facility in Pasadena, California. He has had the distinct honor to work as the Test and Integration Manager at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, supporting the final steps of integration and qualification testing of the James Space Telescope and other amazing concepts such as OSIRIS-Rex, which has recently been highlighted, bringing back a sample from the asteroid Bennu. He has not only managed corporate R&D and product development but his team also supports multiple NASA and DoD centers with engineering development and testing services for multi-discipline research. Highlights in his career include the development of specialty cryogenic and propellant systems and the advancement of cryogenic fluid management systems needed for future space missions. These technologies are needed to advance launch vehicle and space craft capabilities and are cross cutting into terrestrial solutions. His team demonstrated these technologies in concepts for UUV’s, UAV’s, and automobiles. These technologies have created advancements in the medical and high-speed computing industry. His design and operations experience has been used in the development of Sierra Lobo’s Liquid Hydrogen and Liquid Oxygen Cryogenic Underwater Vehicle’s power system, their liquid hydrogen-powered internal combustion engine truck, the Sierra Lobo Cryo-Cube® CubeSat, also supporting unique projects teamed with industry developing new launch vehicles in the competitive commercial market and even architectures for future lunar landers. Today, Sierra Lobo is completing a demonstration of a subscale 3D printed technology that they call Hybrid Additively Manufactured Tank-integrated Channels for Broad Area Cooling (HATCHBAC) technology. This technology demonstrates the subscale capability of the ISRU propellant development and storage as well as the ability to manage cryogenic propellants in a spacecraft. Both ISRU and storing and transferring propellants are crucial for NASA’s Moon to Mars endeavor.
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