The Space Systems Engineering Lab (SSEL) is a new group under the
direction of Dr. Roberto Furfaro. The lab conducts a number of studies,
primarily concerning optimized interplanetary orbits, low-fidelity
spacecraft design, flight guidance algorithms, and model-based systems
engineering. The primary function of SSEL at this point in time is to
provide engineering support for the Lunar and Planetary Laboratories
(LPL), a world renown space research institution located at the
University of Arizona and recent recipient of the next NASA New
Frontiers mission, OSIRIS-REx.
The SSEL is responsible for providing systems engineering support to
the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission, operated at the
University of Arizona by the Lunar and Planetary Laboratory. With
collaboration with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, the SSEL is
currently constructing a number of virtual models illustrating the
missions ground team data architecture, ensuring that the individual
teams are getting the data they need in the time they need it in order
to guarantee mission success.
More information about the OSIRIS-REx mission can be found here.
The SSEL group consists of a number of members with varied
backgrounds, but we all share a common goal: the continued development
of the human race in space. We are:
Director - Roberto Furfaro
Brian Gaudet Sara Balram
Dan Wibben Scott Selnick
Nathan Mogk John Kidd
Patrick Ferraioli Tzuyu (Jimmy) Lin
To contact the SSEL, please note the following methods:
Roberto Furfaro can be emailed at email@example.com
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