SSP is presently working towards the completion of the PDR and setting a target date to be done by mid Spring 2001.
Also Many new enthusiastic faces have joined the project this semester, with new team leaders in certain team SSP is getting geared to fulfill all its semester goals .
SSP also is coming close to publishing its second newsletter which will have a comprehensive coverage of its Progress and events it has been a part off in the past academic year.
SSP goes to Honeywell
The Satellite Team addressed Aerospace Cluster and gave a follow-up presentation to members of Honeywell Space Systems in Phoenix. SSP Teams that presented were the Guidance, Navigation and Control Team (GNC), Mechanical Structures and Analysis (MSA), and the Data and Command Handling Team(DCH). GNC and MSA Teams were also invited to present at a meeting of the Tucson Aerospace Cluster, a gathering of Tucson-based Aerospace companies. Both Honeywell and Aerospace Cluster members offered SSP support and advice, and Honeywell designers reviewed and advised the SSP Teams on their designs. SSP thanks both Honeywell and the Aerospace Cluster for their advice and generosity.
At the same time Honeywell is providing a summer
internship to our Systems Engineering &
Integration Team Leader, Christiano D. Adabi.
This generous support enables SSP to lay the ground work for planning the
PDR, the next mile stone for UASat.
The Foundation Carinoso has renewed its support of SSP recently. It's generous support has aided SSP greatly in the past, and will now continue to help SSP for another year.
Restructure of SSP Teams
SSP salutes its Graduates SSP members Alfredo Valenzuela (LCS, Optical Sciences), Greg Chatel (GNC, Mechanical Engineering), and Barry Goeree (GNC, Mechanical Engineering) are graduating this semester. Matthew Johnson (LCS, Optical Sciences) is also graduating. Congratulations to all of SSP's newest graduates.
New Team Leaders and Mentors SSP is pleased to announce that Michael Hay has taken over the leadership position of the Science Team. Jim Collins has become the Science Team Deputy. Wee Cheng Chee has replaced Chieh-Kuen Woo as the new Power Generation & Distribution Team Leader. Martin Lebl has taken over for Brian Shucker as the Guidance, Navigation & Control Team Leader. Lastly, Damianos Kleanthous replaces Dana Irvin as the new Tracking, Telemetry & Command Team Leader. SSP congratulates the new Team Leaders and says thank you for your service to the retiring Team Leaders.
Dr. Chuck Weidman has taken over as Team Mentor for the Lightning/Sprite portion of the Science Team. He replaces Dr. Don Hunten. We welcome Dr. Weidman to the SSP.
The Power Generation and Distribution
Team Mentor, Dr. Art Witulski, Is planning on going on sabbatical. SSP
administration will work closely with PGD to find a new Mentor.
October 23, 2000
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