Thomas G. Roberts

Adjunct Fellow (Non-resident), Aerospace Security Project
Associated Programs: Aerospace Security Project

Thomas G. Roberts is an adjunct fellow with the Aerospace Security Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His research interests include civil and commercial space policy, space security, and orbital mechanics. Previously, Mr. Roberts has written on threats against space systems, space object behavior, and international relations in space. His work has appeared in The Atlantic, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, War on the Rocks, and other publications. Mr. Roberts is currently a graduate research fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Astrodynamics, Space Robotics, and Controls Laboratory and a PhD student in the institute’s Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics. He holds an MS in aeronautics and astronautics and an MS in technology and policy from MIT and a BA in astrophysical sciences from Princeton University. In 2015, Mr. Roberts was named a Harry S. Truman scholar. In 2021, he was awarded the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship in support of his doctoral research in computational astrodynamics at MIT.