SUMMER 2020 LUCY INTERNS

Meet our 11 talented L'SPACE Alumni students who were chosen to participate in 10-week Lucy Mission summer internships at various locations including: Lockheed Martin Space, Southwest Research Institute, KinetX Aerospace, Inc, and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. 

Lockheed Martin Space

John Daly

Arizona State University

John is working with the Lockheed Mission Operations team and is learning how the Lucy mission is planned and will be flown. He is compiling knowledge obtained during Lucy’s development to serve as an in-flight reference for future Mission Ops team members and work on command products for ATLO.

Aaron Levitt

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Aaron is working in the Electrical Power Systems department of the Lucy mission for Lockheed Martin's Deep Space Exploration team.  He is verifying that the component that delivers and regulates power to the electrical system of the Lucy spacecraft meets all requirements and specifications that are required for the Lucy mission to succeed. 

James Nolan

University of Hartford

At Lockheed Martin Space, James will be working  on the control and deltaV thruster dynamic Simulink Models for GN&C to assist them in correctly orienting the Lucy spacecraft. 

Kaylynn Rogers

Texas A&M University

Kaylynn is working as a member of the Lockheed Martin Lucy spacecraft development team while they complete component hardware production and testing and begin the final development phase of the program, assembly test, and launch operations.

Southwest Research Institute

Vernon Roark

City College of San Francisco

Vernon is is working with the Lucy Mission Deputy Principal Investigator, Dr. Cathy Oklin, to carry out photometry on data collected by the New Horizons Spacecraft and develop software that will be used by the Lucy Mission. 

Kayla Schang

Macalester College

Kayla is working with Lucy Deputy Project Scientist, Simone Marchi, to study craters on Ceres, Pluto, and Charon as analogs to the Trojan asteroids, in preparation for the Lucy Mission. 

David Dezell Turner

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

As a Lucy Outreach intern, David is working with Southwest Research Institute to write blog posts, make educational videos, and create social media content in order to explain the science of the Lucy Mission to the public.

KinetX Aerospace, Inc

Angela Cheng

University of California, Berkeley

Angela is working with the KinetX team to learn the principles of trajectory and maneuver design by developing cases for a regression test utility for operational flight software and investigating different options for trajectory visualization and plotting time varying trajectory parameters.   

Peter Santana Rodríguez

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

Peter has joined the KinetX optical navigation team to assist in mission planning and tool development for the Lucy mission, which will require an optical navigation component to the navigation strategy to estimate the body relative state of the spacecraft with the required precision to accomplish the scientific and engineering goals of the mission.

NASA Goddard Space Flight Center 

Alec Drew Hutchinson

Georgia State University, 

Perimeter College

As a Lucy Verification & Validation Systems Engineer at  NASA Goddard, Alec will be working on the Lucy science and engineering requirements and the verification and validation planning needed to ensure the mission is analyzed, built, and tested to meet Lucy’s needs.

Carlos Pérez Nieves

University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez

As a Lucy Verification & Validation Systems Engineer at  NASA Goddard, Carlos will be working on the Lucy science and engineering requirements and the verification and validation planning needed to ensure the mission is analyzed, built, and tested to meet Lucy’s needs.

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