42nd AEROSPACE MECHANISMS SYMPOSIUM
May 14-16, 2014
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company
Organized by the Mechanisms Education Association
This symposium is concerned with the problems of design, fabrication, test, and operational use of aerospace mechanisms. Emphasis is on hardware developments. The symposium provides a social and technical forum for personnel active in the field of mechanisms technology, as well as providing a source of information for others interested in this field. The symposium rotates among eight NASA Centers and attracts papers and attendees from all over the world.
The Hyatt Regency in Baltimore, Maryland is the site for all technical sessions.
The planned technical and social activities provide an opportunity for attendees to become professionally and personally acquainted. Dress attire is business casual unless otherwise noted.
MECHANISMS COURSES – On Monday and Tuesday, May 12-13, three separate courses will be offered in the same hotel as the AMS. Be sure to mention the AMS special room rate when you make your Hyatt reservations. Registration for the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium is not included in either class price.
Space Mechanisms Course (May 12-13)
Launchspace is providing a Special Edition of its popular space mechanisms course. This course explores the technologies required for successful space mechanisms design and offers a detailed look at many of the key components common to most mechanisms. The materials necessary to achieve high performance are discussed. Examples of some of the many types of mechanisms will be included for illustration. In addition, the mechanisms relationship and interface with other vehicle systems will be explored. The course includes design and analysis examples to demonstrate the principles involved in understanding how mechanisms should work, and how design margins should be evaluated during the evolution of a program.
To register, go to www.launchspace.com and register for course 1135SE. The Symposium price for this course is $695. A minimum of 30 attendees is required for this class to be held. Due to the special pricing (list price for this course is $1595), the textbook will not be provided as indicated in the catalog course description. The textbook, Space Vehicle Mechanisms: Elements of Successful Design, edited by P.L. Conley, is available for an additional $175, and may be ordered upon registration.
PTC Mechanisms Design Course (May 12)
In this course, you will learn about creating mechanism connections, configuring the mechanism model, creating a kinematic analysis, and evaluating results. Mechanism Design using Creo Parametric is designed for experienced users who want to add motion to their models by creating mechanism connections and servo motors. In Creo Parametric you can add motion to your models using the standard mechanism functionality, often referred to as the Mechanism Design Extension (MDX). These topics will enable you to simulate the range of motion between components in your moving assemblies, create gear connections that simulate the gear ratios, create Cam connections that enable Creo Parametric parts to “push” other parts they come into contact with, and check for collisions between moving components. After completing this course, you will be prepared to work on mechanism designs using Creo Parametric Mechanism Design. The Symposium price for this course is $490. The course is limited to 24 attendees due to computer availability (attendees will practice what they learn during the class), minimum of 6. Register by sending an email to Learning@ptc.com with the subject line
‘Registration for AMS; PTC Mechanism Design Class – May 12th’.
ESTL Space Tribology Course (May 13)
The European Space Tribology Laboratory presents this course which draws heavily from experimental data generated during its 40+ years as Europe’s independent center of excellence for space tribology. Attendees will receive a comprehensive overview of the many issues relating to friction, lubrication and wear of spacecraft mechanisms, presented in 4 parts:
Fundamentals of Tribology – in which tribological concepts are introduced and the special considerations for space and vacuum tribology highlighted.
Tribo-component Design and Performance – in which an overview of the different types, characteristics and performances of tribo-components (ball bearings, gears, plain and ball/rollerscrews, etc.) used in spacecraft applications is provided. This includes a detailed presentation of considerations for design, selection and load capacity verification of ball bearings for space applications.
Lubrication of Spacecraft Components – in which the application-driven considerations for selection of fluid and dry (solid) lubricants are provided. This part includes the considerations and typical performances of dry (solid) and fluid lubricants, respectively. Some practical issues concerning application, handling and preloading of ball bearings are also presented.
Lessons Learned – presenting a selection of the (sometimes painful!) lessons learned on various programs.
Summarizing test data not widely accessible outside Europe the course, whose two presenters have a combined 50+ years of space tribological experience, will be valuable both for younger engineers entering the industry and for the more experienced who may wish to refresh or challenge their tribological understanding. Attendees will receive personal paper and electronic format copies of presentation handouts (almost 300 slides in total). The symposium price for the course is $750 and a minimum of 25 delegate registrations is required for the class to be held. Register via the ESR website: http://www.esrtechnology.com/centres/estl/Pages/default.aspx.
CHECK-IN – On Tuesday evening, May 13, from 6:00-8:30 PM, check in and registration will be in the Pisces Room, 15th floor in the Hyatt Regency. Symposium materials, including symposium proceedings, will be available, along with light refreshments.
RECEPTION – On Wednesday evening, May 14, a reception will be held in the Hyatt Regency’s Atrium. Supplier and poster paper displays will be exhibited during the evening along with demonstrations by local high school FIRST Robotics teams and a display of 4-Hers working in robotics and aerospace projects. A light buffet dinner will be served. The exhibits will be open for the enjoyment of all attendees and guests.
SYMPOSIUM BANQUET – On Thursday evening, May 15, the symposium dinner will be in the National Aquarium, a short one-block walk from the Hyatt Regency. (A shuttle can be provided for the disabled or those that need assistance.) The National Aquarium, voted one of the best aquariums in the U.S., boasts the Blacktip Shark Reef, jelly fish invasion, and the Animal Planet Australia exhibits and more than 17,000 fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, mammals and invertebrates. The Symposium has booked the entire aquarium for an exciting evening of socializing among the exhibits along with a memorable dining experience. For more information on the aquarium exhibits, visit www.aqua.org.
FACILITIES TOUR – On Friday afternoon, May 16, there will be an exclusive tour of the NASA Goddard facility, which will include the large clean room with JWST mirror segments and integrated science instrument module. The Visitor Center displays will also be available to tour. The tour is open to all attendees and guests. Buses depart from the hotel, stop at BWI airport, and then return to the hotel. Please indicate upon registration if you and your guests will participate. Foreign Nationals interested in taking the facility tour (including guests) must provide additional information for access and thus must complete registration by April 2. Those received after April 2 may not be able to participate.
GUEST ACTIVITIES – The Baltimore and Washington DC area offers a combination of sophisticated charm, culture, history and fun. Activities include world-class art collections, technology museums, and historic architecture. Fort McHenry is nearby as are the American Visionary Art Museum, the Maryland Science Center, Sports Legends Museum, USS Constellation, Top of the World Observation deck and many attractions in the Inner Harbor area (www.baltimore.org/about-baltimore/inner-harbor). The National Zoo, National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Air & Space Museum, the White House, U.S. Supreme Court and the Capitol are a short drive away in DC (See www.washington.org).
PRESENTERS’ MEETINGS – Presenting authors are required to attend a complimentary breakfast on the day of their presentation. (Note – only the presenters, not all authors of the paper.) This gathering gives the session participants an opportunity to meet their Session Chair and each other, and to review the session arrangements. The Symposium AV help will be available to discuss presentation requirements.
REGISTRATION – Advance registration is requested to facilitate planning and commitments. Please register on www.aeromechanisms.com. The registration fee is $650 ($300 for educators, $250 for students and retirees). Late registration for the symposium may be done at the hotel on Tuesday evening, May 13, and each day of the symposium. NOTE: If the registration payment is received after April 23, the fee will be $750 for all. This fee covers all sessions, proceedings, break refreshments, reception, symposium banquet, tour, lunch for three days, and specified bus transportation. Guest tickets are $30 for the reception and $60 for the banquet (Late registration, $40 reception, $70 banquet).
The contact persons for questions about registration are:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co.
Payment by credit card is the preferred method of payment through the registration website, but if paying by check or money order is absolutely necessary, checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank in U.S. dollars. We cannot accept foreign currency.
HOTEL RESERVATIONS – A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore. The hotel is within walking distance of all the Inner Harbor attractions and downtown Baltimore. The Hyatt Regency features wireless internet, 24-hour fitness center, and 24-hour business center. Single or double rate rooms at the Hyatt are offered at a special rate of $239 for stays from May 13 to May 21 for attendees. Attendees must make their own reservations directly with the hotel. Please mention the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium and make your reservations by April 24, 2014 to ensure the special rate. After April 24, the hotel will not honor the special rate. Reservations can be made by using the following link:
Hyatt Regency Baltimore
300 Light Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: (410) 528-1234
Fax: (410) 685-3362
TRANSPORTATION – Baltimore is served by Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) 11 miles to the south, the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (WAS) in Virginia 44 miles to the south, or the Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) in Virginia 60 miles to the southwest. Taxi service and car rentals are available at each airport. Approximate taxi fare from BWI is $35. Super Shuttle (800-258-3826, www.supershuttle.com/Locations/BWIAirportShuttleBaltimore.aspx) provides transportation to the Hyatt Regency from BWI for $15.
- GEORGE HERZL AWARD – At each symposium, an award is given to the author(s) of the “Best Paper.” The award is based on paper content, presentation delivery, and visual aids. This award was established in honor of Dr. George Herzl of Lockheed Martin, a co-founder of the Aerospace Mechanisms Symposium.
- CHARLES COALE AWARD – Each year MEA sponsors a child to attend Space Camp in honor of Dr. Charles Coale of Lockheed Martin. Dr. Coale was the leader of the symposium for more than 20 years and had a special interest in helping children.
GRANTS – Each year MEA awards grants to several high school FIRST Robotics teams. MEA may also provide an AMS attendance stipend to student authors.
TUESDAY, 13 MAY 2014
6:00-8:30 CHECK-IN – Ballroom Foyer, Hyatt Regency
WEDNESDAY, 14 MAY 2014
7:00 Wednesday Presenters’ Breakfast – Pisces Room, 15th floor, Hyatt Regency
8:00 CHECK-IN AND REFRESHMENTS – Ballroom Foyer, Hyatt Regency
8:15 INTRODUCTORY REMARKS – Constellation Ballroom, Hyatt Regency
Joseph P. Schepis, Co-Host Chairman, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Stuart Loewenthal, Deputy Chairman, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, CA
Christopher Scolese, Director, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
8:45 SESSION I – PAYLOAD & DEPLOYMENT MECHANISMS
James Wells, Session Chair
NASA Langley Research Center, Langley, VA
-An Innovative Aperture Cover Mechanism used on SDO/EVE and MMS/SDP
Stephen Steg, William Vermeer, Scott Tucker & Heather Passe, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
-Metering Wheel-Wire Track Wire Boom Deployment Mechanism
Mark Granoff, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
-Development of Cryogenic Filterwheels for the HERSCHEL Photodetector Array Camera & Spectrometer (PACS)
Christian Körner & Dirk Kampf, Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich, Germany; Albrecht Poglitsch & Josef Schubert, Max Plank Institut für extraterrestrische Physik, Garching, Germany; U. Ruppert & M. Schoele, Freie Universitat Berlin, Berlin, Germany
-Development and Preliminary Testing of a High Precision Long Stroke Slit Change Mechanism for the SPICE Instrument
Gabriel Paciotti, Fabrice Rottmeier & Luc Blecha, Almatech, Lausanne, Switzerland; Martin Humphries, SpaceMech Ltd., Bristol, United Kingdom
-High Gain Antenna System Deployment Mechanism Integration, Characterization, and Lessons Learned
Fil Parlong, Vantage Systems Inc., Lanham, MD; Blair Russell, Walter Garcen, Chris Johnson & Craig Huber, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies Inc., Greenbelt, MD; Chris Rose, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-In-Orbit Performance of the MWRI Scanning Mechanisms
Manfred Schmid, Airbus Defence & Space, Friedrichshafen, Germany; Miao Jun & Yu Shuang, Aerospace System Engineering, Shanghai, China
Lunch for AMS Attendees in the Atrium and Harborview, Hyatt Regency
12:30 SESSION II – BEARINGS & TRIBOLOGY
Michael Dube, Session Chair
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-Launch Load Resistant Spacecraft Mechanism Bearings Made From NiTi Superelastic Intermetallic Materials
Christopher DellaCorte, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; Lewis E. Moore III, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
-Reducing Wear of Steel Rolling Against Ti6Al4V Operating in Vacuum
Timothy Krantz, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
-Wear Potential due to Low EHD Films during elevated Temperatures
Alan Leveille, consultant, Las Vegas, NV; Peter Ward, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
-Observations of Spacecraft Bearing Lubricant Redistribution Based on Thermal Conductance Measurements
Yoshimi Takeuchi, Peter Frantz & Michael Hilton, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
-A Study on the Effects of Ball Defects on the Fatigue Life in Hybrid Bearings
Ching-Yao Tang, Chad Foerster, Michael O’Brien, Brian Hardy, Vinay Goyal, Benjamin Nelson, Ernest Robinson, Peter Ward & Michael Hilton, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA
3:15 SESSION III – potpourri OF POSTERS
Don Sevilla, Session Chair
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
– Design and Test of a Deployable Radiation Cover for the REgolith X-ray Imaging Spectrometer
David Carte, Niraj Inamdar, Michael Jones & Rebecca Masterson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA
-The Development, Build and Environmental Testing of a Bi-Axis Solar Array Drive Mechanism
Noemy Scheidegger, Mark Ferris & Nigel Phillips, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Surrey, United Kingdom
-Advances in Current Rating Techniques for Flexible Printed Circuits
Ron Hayes, Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp., Longmont, CO
-Design of 3D-Printed Titanium Compliant Mechanisms
Ezekial Merriam & Larry Howell, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Jonathan Jones, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
-Magnetic Gearing versus Conventional Gearing in Actuators for Aerospace Applications
Gregor Puchhammer, Karl Rejlek GmbH, Vienna, Austria
-Flight Testing of a Low Cost De-orbiting Device for Small Satellites
Dana Turse, Phil Keller, Robert Taylor, Mark Reavis & Mike Tupper, Composite Technology Development, Inc., Lafayette, CO; Chris Koehler, Colorado Space Grant Consortium, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
-Deployment Methods for an Origami-Inspired Rigid-Foldable Array
Shannon Zirbel, Spencer Magleby & Larry Howell Brigham Young University, Provo, UT; Brian Trease, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
4:30 SESSION IV – MARS
Louise Jandura, Session Chair
Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA
-ROPEC – ROtary PErcussive Coring Drill for Mars Sample Return
Philip Chu, Justin Spring & Kris Zacny, Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp., Pasadena, CA
-Aperture Valve for the Mars Organic Molecule Analyzer (MOMA)
Charles Engler, Claef Hakun & Willie Barber, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-Development of the RANCOR Rotary-Percussive Coring System for Mars Sample Return
Gabe Paulsen, Stephen Indyk & Kris Zacny, Honeybee Robotics Spacecraft Mechanisms Corp., Pasadena, CA
6:30 -10:00 RECEPTION – Ballroom Foyer, Hyatt Regency
Invited component suppliers display current products and provide tutorials. Local high school FIRST Robotics Team demonstrations, 4-H robotics and aerospace display and a light buffet meal.
THURSDAY, 15 MAY 2014
7:00 Thursday Presenters’ Breakfast – Pisces Room, 15th floor, Hyatt Regency
8:00 SESSION V – HOLD IT OR LET IT GO
Wayne Jermstad, Session Chair
NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX
-Torque Tension Testing of Fasteners used for NASA Flight Hardware Applications
Ed Hemminger, Alan Posey & Michael Dube, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-Ultrasonic Method for Deployment Mechanism Bolt Element Preload Verification
Eric Johnson, Yong Kim & Robert Pan, The Aerospace Corporation, El Segundo, CA; Fred Morris & Joel Mitchell, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Littleton, CO
-LARES Mission: Separation and Retention Subsystem
Allesandro Bursi, Pierluigi Camilli, Gianni Babini & Elio Mangraviti, CGS S.p.A., Milan, Italy; Claudio Piredda, consultant
-Testing Orion’s Fairing Separation System
Henry Martinez, Chris Cloutier, Heber Lemmon, Daniel Rakes, Joe Oldham & Keith Schlagel, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Littleton, CO
10:15 SESSION VI – TESTING
Rob Mueller, Session Chair
NASA Kennedy Space Center, FL
-Design and Lessons Learned on the Development of a Pupil Select Mechanism to be used in the Testing and Calibration of the Integrated Science Instrument Module (ISIM) on the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST)
Alissa Mitchell, Thomas Capon, Claef Hakun, Paul Haney & Corina Koca, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD; Jeffrey Guzek, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Greenbelt, MD
-GMI Instrument Spin Balance Method, Optimization, Calibration and Test
Laoucet Ayari, Michael Kubitschek, Gunnar Ashton, Steve Johnston, Dave Debevec & David Newell, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boulder, CO; Joseph Pellicciotti, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-The European Robotic Arm: A High-Performance Mechanism Finally on its Way to Space
Henk Cruijssen, Marcel Ellenbroek, M. Henderson, H. Petersen, P. Verzijden & M. Visser, Dutch Space B. V., Leiden, The Netherlands
-GPM Solar Array Gravity Negated Deployment Testing
Jonathan Penn & Chris Johnson, Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Greenbelt, MD; Jesse Lewis, Trevin Dear & Alphonso Stewart, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
Lunch for AMS Attendees in the Atrium and Harborview, Hyatt Regency
1:00 SESSION VII – MOTORS and GEARS
Gérard Migliorero, Session Chair
ESA/ESTeC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands
-A Recommended New Approach on Motorization Ratio Calculations of Stepper Motors
Ruben Nalbandian, Moog, Chatsworth, CA; Thierry Blais, Astrium SAS, Toulouse, France; Richard Horth, MDA Corporation, Montreal, Canada
-Magnetic Gearboxes for Aerospace Applications
Jose Luis Perez-Diaz, Efren Diez-Jimenez, Marco Antonio Alvarez-Valenzuela, Christian Cristache & Ignacio Valiente-Blanco, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Leganés, Spain; Juan Sanchez-García-Casarrubios, MAG SOAR S.L., Valdemoro, Spain
-Primer – Stepper Motor Nomenclature, Definition, Performance and Recommended Test Methods
Scott Starin & Cutter Shea, Avior Control Technologies, Inc, Longmont, CO
2:45 SESSION VIII – DEPLOYMENTS
Chris Lashley, Session Chair
ATK Aerospace Systems, Beltsville, MD
-Development Testing and Subsequent Failure Investigation of a Spring Strut Mechanism
Jared Dervan, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL; Brandan Robertson, NASA Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX; Lucas Staab, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; Michael Culberson, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Co., Littleton, CO; Joseph Pellicciotti, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-Development of a Tendon-Actuated Lightweight In-Space MANipulator (TALISMAN)
William Doggett, John Dorsey & Thomas Jones, NASA Langley Research Center, Langley, VA; Bruce King, Northrop Grumman, Hampton, VA
-The Use, Evolution and Lessons Learnt of Deployable Static Solar Array Mechanisms
Mark Ferris & Andrew Haslehurst, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Surrey, United Kingdom
-Deployment Mechanism for Thermal Pointing System
Kraig Koski, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
4:45 INVITED PRESENTATION
Mechanisms on the JWST mission
John Mather, Principal Investigator, Nobel Prize Awardee, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
7:00-11:00 BANQUET – National Aquarium
Social Hour and Dinner, with 4-D movie presentations at 7:30 or 8:30 pm. Aquarium exhibits open from 7:00 to 11:00 pm.
FRIDAY, 16 MAY 2014
7:00 Friday Presenters’ Breakfast – Pisces Room, 15th floor, Hyatt Regency
8:00 SESSION IX – PUMPS & VALVES
Steven Bauman, Session Chair
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH
-ISS Ammonia Pump Failure, Recovery, and Lesson Learned – A Hydrodynamic Bearing Perspective
Robert Bruckner, NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, OH; Richard Manco II, Sierra Lobo Inc., Cleveland, OH
-Wide Range Vacuum Pumps for the SAM Instrument on the MSL Curiosity Rover
Paul Sorensen & Robert Kline-Schoder, Creare Incorporated, Hanover, NH; Rodger Farley, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-SLM Produced Hermetically Sealed Isolation Valve
James Richard, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
9:45 SESSION X – SMALL SESSION ON SMALL SATELLITES
William Niemeyer, Session Chair
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD
-DRAGON – 8U Nanosatellite Orbital Deployer
Marcin Dobrowolski, Jerzy Grygorczuk, Bartosz Kędziora, Marta Tokarz & Maciej Borys, Space Research Centre of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland
-Mechanism Design and Testing of a Self-Deploying Structure Using Flexible Composite Tape Springs
Joseph Footdale, LoadPath, Albuquerque, NM; Thomas W. Murphey, High Strain Dynamics, Phoenix, NY
-Innovative Escapement-Based Mechanism for Micro-Antenna Boom Deployment
Marta Tokarz, Jerzy Grygorczuk & Stanisław Jarzynka, The Space Research Center of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, Poland; Henryk Gut, GUTRONIC Henryk Gut, Warsaw, Poland
-Design and Functional Validation of a Mechanism for Dual-Spinning CubeSats
Eric Peters, et al, Space Systems Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA; William Blackwell, et al, Lincoln Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington, MA
11:45 SPECIAL PRESENTATION
The Challenge of Mechanism Development- Some Experiences and Guidelines to Avoid Trouble
Manfred Schmid, Airbus Defence & Space, Friedrichshafen, Germany
Manfred to provide insights into the mechanism development process and highlighting issues encountered and how to avoid or resolve them.
TECHNICAL SESSIONS CONCLUSION
Edward Boesiger, General Chairman, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Sunnyvale, CA
Lunch for AMS Attendees in the Atrium and Harborview, Hyatt Regency
1:45 – 4:30 TOUR
1:45 Buses depart hotel for NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
2:15-4:30 Facility tour
5:00 Buses return to hotel
SYMPOSIUM ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Claef F. Hakun, NASA GSFC
Minh Phan, NASA GSFC
Joseph P. Schepis, NASA GSFC
General Chairman – Edward A. Boesiger, Lockheed Martin
Deputy Chairman – Stuart H. Loewenthal, Lockheed Martin
Steven W. Bauman, NASA GRC
William Caldwell, NASA ARC
Jared Dervan, NASA MSFC
Barry J. Dunn, NASA LaRC
Carlton L. Foster, NASA MSFC (retired)
Christopher P. Hansen, NASA JSC
Louise Jandura, JPL
Wayne Jermstad, NASA JSC
Alan C. Littlefield, NASA KSC
Ronald E. Mancini, NASA ARC (retired)
Fred G. Martwick, NASA ARC
Donald H. McQueen, Jr., NASA MSFC
Gérard Migliorero, ESA/ESTeC
Robert P. Mueller, NASA KSC
Donald R. Sevilla, JPL
Mark F. Turner, NASA ARC
Robin Tutterow, NASA LaRC
James E. Wells, NASA LaRC