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Chief Mission Design Engineer Space Navigation and Flight Dynamics Practice KinetX (USA)

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Leading scientist's research interests: Space research and technologies

Quote by the head of the laboratory: With currently present technologies we can't find or prevent the majority of dangerous asteroids. Our project will allow allow to implement a prevention system that will be able to warn about approaching danger at least one day in advance and will allow to conduct evacuation. And if we don't want to end up like dinosaurs we should create a planetary asteroid defense system.

Scientific recognition

Awards and achievements:

2002 – NASA Prize to the team of the mission to the near-Earth Shoemaker asteroid (USA).

2001 – Award for project achievement of the National Air and Space Museum (landing of NEAR on Eros) (USA).

1997 – AIAA certificate for achievements demonstrating technological and scientific excellence in the paper «Contour Mission Overview and Trajectory Design» presented at the AAS/AIAA astronomical conference in Sun Valley, ID (USA).

1990 – Award for technical excellence for the project of the trajectory of the spacecraft, Computer Sciences Corporation (USA).

– Dirk Brauer Prize of the American American Astronautical Society is (AAS) for «unique and continuous contributions to development of innovate trajectories for deep space missions» (USA).

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