OPERATING DEEP SPACE SPACECRAFT FOR EXPLORATION AT PLANETS AND ASTERIODS
Feb 25, 2020
(Noon Meeting) BETH BUCK
OPERATING DEEP SPACE SPACECRAFT FOR EXPLORATION AT PLANETS AND ASTERIODS

Beth Buck is the Lockheed Martin Deep Space Exploration Mission Operations Program Manager in Littleton, CO.  With a BS in Aerospace Engineering and 30 years of experience, she has supported the development and operations of Titan IV rockets, classified military programs, civilian earth orbiting weather satellites and more recently she is responsible for operating 8 different spacecraft used for planetary exploration, astrophysics and asteroid sample return missions.  She recently received Lockheed Martin’s highest honor as a leader and always welcomes the opportunity to share her passion for expanding our frontiers and knowledge of the universe.

This presentation will discuss just a few of the current deep space missions being operated for NASA from Lockheed Martin’s Waterton campus and the science they have enabled.  The InSight lander on the surface of Mars, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft orbiting the asteroid Bennu as it prepares to gather a sample to return to Earth and the Juno spacecraft orbiting Jupiter are just three of eight amazing missions currently being operated by Ms. Buck’s organization that were also built and tested on the Waterton campus and will be highlighted in this briefing.
 

 

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