The MIT Kavli Institute paves the way for new developments in space- & ground-based astrophysics. Our faculty, research staff, and students develop technology & instrumentation with a focus on an engineering and technical core.
Researchers at The Kavli Institute for Astrophysics and Space Research explore extreme and unusual phenomena found beyond the Earth including extrasolar planets, black holes, neutron stars, and distant galaxies and clusters of galaxies.
Alexander Rudat comes to MKI from The Aerospace Corporation, where he has worked for the last year in the Space Architecture Department. Although still formally an employee of Aerospace, Alexander spends the majority of his time working directly on the TESS project, primarily to help preparation with major NASA milestones. He is a recent MIT graduate of the Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, earning a Masters focusing on system architecture. His work background ranges from human spaceflight to missile systems and aircraft, and he has been exposed to many of the major Air Force satellite programs.