Seminar to discuss ultra-tiny spacecraft

February 24, 2009

Mason Peck, assistant professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering at Cornell University, will give a seminar on space-systems architecture at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 5, in 267 Willard titled "System Architecture for Millimeter-Scale Spacecraft."

The seminar "considers lower limits of length scale in spacecraft: earth satellites to interstellar vehicles consisting of little more material than found in a typical integrated-circuit chip."

Peck earned his bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering at the University of Texas at Austin, his master's in English at the University of Chicago and his Ph.D. in aerospace engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Peck has served as an attitude-control specialist and systems engineer at Boeing Integrated Defense Systems and as a Principal Fellow at Honeywell in Phoenix, Ariz., where he led research on agile satellites and control-moment gyroscopes.

 

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