Mike Seibert

Mike SEibert

PhD Student
Space Resources

Motivation and interests

Mars surface ISRU to support initial human exploration of Mars, specifically exploring how hydrated minerals can be used as a water source.


  • BS in Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder, 2005
  • MEng in Space Operations, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, 2011
  • PhD in Subject, Someplace University, 19XX

Professional Background

  • 2018 – Present: Senior Robotic Systems Engineer, Maxar Technologies
  • 2005 – 2017: Mission Operations Engineer, Jet Propulsion Laboratory


    • 2019:¬†Sample Acquisition, Morphology Filtering, and Probing of Lunar Regolith (SAMPLR)
      • Co-Investigator
    • 2019: Dragonfly technology demonstration mission robotic arm assembly
      • Systems Engineer
    • 2018: Remote Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites robotic arm assembly
      • Systems Engineer
    • 2017: Mars Science Laboratory
      • Testbed and Engineering support
    • 2005 – 2017: Mars Exploration Rovers
      • Lead Flight Director (2011-2017)
      • Senior Rover Driver (2014-2017)
      • Mission Manager (2010-2017)
      • Tactical Uplink Lead (2007-2010)
      • Tactical Activity Planner (2006-2007)
      • Ground Data System Analyst (2005-2007)


    • Calef, F.J. III; Seibert, M. & Cohen, B. (2019, July) Go Where You Know: Begin Human Exploration of Mars at Low Latitudes. Poster presentation at the Ninth International Conference on Mars, Pasadena, CA. Abstract Link.
    • Cohen, B & Seibert, M. (2015, October) The Land of Opportunity: Human Return to Meridiani Planum. Presented at the¬†First Landing Site/Exploration Zone Workshop for Human Missions to the Surface of Mars. Houston, TX. Abstract Link. Presentation Link.