Space Science in San Antonio

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Spacecraft hardware designed, developed, and built in San Antonio is now orbiting several planets including Venus, Earth, Mars, Saturn, and Jupiter, flying by comets and asteroids, and speeding past Pluto into the Kuiper Belt.  This presentation will cover several of these unmanned space exploration and scientific discovery missions.  In addition to an overview of these past missions, the speaker will provide additional details on two recent missions: Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) and Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS).

This presentation will be webcast.  Contact the meeting organizer for instructions on participating in the webcast.  (w.downing@ieee.org)

In recognition of Engineers Week, free pizza will be provided to those attending this meeting.  Please register to reserve your meal.



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  • Southwest Research Institute
  • P.O. Drawer 28510
  • San Antonio, Texas
  • United States 78228-0510
  • Building: 189
  • Room Number: Video Teleconference Room
  • Starts 18 January 2017 12:00 AM
  • Ends 21 February 2017 12:00 AM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
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  Speakers

Susan Pope, Director, Department of Space Instrumentation

Susan Pope, Director, Department of Space Instrumentation of Southwest Research Institute

Topic:

Space Science in San Antonio

This presentation will recap some of the instrumentation, computers, and spacecraft developed by Southwest Research Institute for NASA and ESA missions since the late 1970's.

Biography:

Susan Pope is Director of the Department of Space Instrumentation in the Space Science and Engineering Division at Southwest Research Institute.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and master's degree in engineering management.

Ms. Pope is currently the project manager for an ultraviolet spectrograph instrument on the Europa mission.  This mission will provide an in-depth look at Europa's ice-shell-covered ocean, plumes, surface chemistry, and geophysics.

Ms. Pope was the deputy project manager for the CYGNSS mission.  This mission will provide new information on ocean surface winds during tropical cyclones, including the eyewall, enabling advances in the knowledge of storm genesis and intensification.  CYGNSS launched in November 2016 and is currently in the commissioning phase of operation.

Previously, Ms. Pope was the lead systems engineer for the Solving Magnetospheric Acceleration, Reconnection, and Turbulence (SMART) instrument suite on the MMS mission.  This mission launched in May 2015 and has resulted in major scientific discoveries and publications related to magnetic reconnection.

Email:

Address:Southwest Research Institute, P.O. Drawer 28, San Antonio, United States, 78228-0510

Susan Pope, Director, Department of Space Instrumentation of Southwest Research Institute

Topic:

Space Science in San Antonio

Biography:

Email:

Address:San Antonio, United States





This presentation will be webcast.  Contact the meeting organizer for instructions on participating in the webcast.  (w.downing@ieee.org)

In recognition of Engineers Week, free pizza will be served to those attending this meeting.  Please register to reserve your meal.