November 14, 2017

November 14, 2017

In early November, Cecile Rousseaux (610.1/USRA) received a NASA Team Excellence Award as part of the Satellite Needs Assessment Team for outstanding teamwork in developing creative solutions to the Earth observation needs of the federal government in response to the Satellite Needs Working Group. Dr. Rousseaux led the team that reviewed and determined what the next generation of satellites should be for ocean properties. The group’s report was submitted for decision-makers to use in deciding where to apply funds in terms of engineering development in preparation for the aforementioned satellite missions. GESTAR congratulates her on this recognition!


NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, Maryland, has been in operation for 50 years -- chartered on May 1, 1959. The Goddard Space Flight Center is a major U.S. laboratory for developing and operating unmanned scientific spacecraft. During the past 50-years, Goddard has been at the forefront in exploration, in technological achievement, in space science, and in studying the Earth as a system.


GESTAR conducts research collaboratively, mainly within NASA GSFC's Earth Sciences Division, but also with Solar Systems Exploration Division, Office of Education, and Office of Public Affairs. Scientists and staff at GESTAR, in collaboration with NASA and other investigators, conceive and develop new, space-based missions; provide mission requirements; conduct research that explains the behavior of Earth and other planetary systems; and create engaging media that tell NASA's story of exploration and discovery on Earth and beyond.


Universities Space Research Association (USRA) is an independent, nonprofit research corporation where the combined efforts of in-house talent and university-based expertise merge to advance space science and technology. USRA works across disciplines including biomedicine, astrophysics, and engineering and integrates those competencies into applications ranging from fundamental research to facility management and operations. USRA engages the creativity and authoritative expertise of the research community to develop and deliver sophisticated, forward-looking solutions to Federal agencies and other government sponsors.