James Torley, M.E.

 James Torley

James Torley, M.E.

Space Operations

Biographical Information

James (Jim) Torley brings an abundance of experience working in the satellite and aerospace world. Mr. Torley has supported numerous U.S. Air Force projects throughout his professional career. He holds a B.A. in Physics from Beloit College and a M.E. in Aerospace Engineering from UCCS. Mr. Torley has taught in the ME Space Operations program for over 15 years.

Areas of Interest

  • Satellite Technical Information and Analysis
  • Astronautics
  • Space Communications


  • M.E., Aerospace Engineering
    University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • B.A., Physics
    Beloit College


  • Lecturer, College of Engineering and Applied Science, UCCS
  • Lecturer, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, UCCS
  • Instructor, Webster University

Courses Taught

  • Space Mission Analysis
  • Space Communications
  • Remote Sensing in Space
  • Global Positioning System Theory
  • Astronautics
  • Space Environment
  • Astrodynamics
  • Space Sensor Systems

Professional Experience

  • Senior Scientist, Metatech Corporation
  • Group Leader, The MITRE Corporation
  • Staff Engineer, Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Aerospace Division


  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
  • Institute of Navigation (ION)


  • Online Teaching Excellence Award AY 13/14, College of Engineering & Applied Science, UCCS


  • Southern Colorado Science Olympiad