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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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 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
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,
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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