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Matthew Richard Crook

Space Systems Academic Group
Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Phone: (831) 656-7517


Matthew Crook served 20 years in the US Navy as a submarine officer. His Bachelor’s degree is in Computer Engineering and his Master’s Degree in Space Systems Operations. His Master’s thesis work included the mechanical design of the NPS CubeSat Launcher (NPSCuL), which was used to carry CubeSats into orbit on four space launches. He served as the space operations subject matter expert for the Naval War College Wargaming Department before reporting to the Naval Postgraduate School to teach courses in the NPS Space Systems Academic Group (SSAG). Since active-duty military retirement, he has continued to teach in the SSAG as a civilian lecturer, especially the Space Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (SNC3) Certificate.
Research Interests
Same as teaching interests.
Teaching Interests
Space Systems, Space System Operations, MILSATCOM Operations, Satellite Ground Systems, CubeSats, CubeSat launch systems, National Space Systems, DoD Space Systems.