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Makenzie Lystrup

Vice President and General Manager
Civil Space


As vice president and general manager of the Makenzie LystrupCivil Space, Dr. Makenzie Lystrup is responsible for Ball Aerospace’s portfolio of civil space systems that include science, operational weather and Earth observation, and advanced technologies development objectives.

Lystrup joined Ball in January 2013 in the company’s Strategic Operations organization, based in Washington, D.C., where she led Ball’s space sciences portfolio. She most recently served as senior director, Civil Space Advanced Systems and Business Development, where she managed new business activities for NASA, NOAA and other civilian U.S. government agencies as well as for academia and other science organizations.

Under her leadership, Ball recently won contracts for two major astrophysics missions: NASA’s Imaging X-Ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) and the Wide Field Instrument opto-mechanical assembly for the Wide-Field Infra-Red Survey Telescope (WFIRST).