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Ball Aerospace System Group.

Boulder, CO

 

Jan 90 - Jan 93.  Mission Analysis for Space Defense Initiative (SDI) experiment.  Responsible for both 3-DOF and 6-DOF sounding rocket (Black Brant X & Aries/Orbus) multi-body trajectory prediction, and reconstruction. In-space determination of vehicle attitude and mission multi-body geometry for sensor acquisition and intercept trajectory.  Propulsion system modeling.

Jun 89 - Jan 90.  Technical Manager, Shuttle Imaging Radar - C (SIR-C).  Directed program's mechanical design and testing, including structure and mechanisms for a L- and C-Band Synthetic Aperture Radar flown twice on the NASA Space Shuttle.
Jun 86 - Jan 89.  Technical Manager, SIR-C Integration Support.  Liaison between the Europeans (Germans and Italians), JSC, KSC, JPL, and Ball Aerospace.  Responsible for integration documents, ICD's and compiling project safety package.  Presented project safety program to Space Shuttle Safety Board at JSC.
 
 
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