Splash Biography

DEAN KEITHLY, Cornell Engineering Graduate Student

Major: Aerospace Engineering

College/Employer: Cornell

Year of Graduation: G

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Brief Biographical Sketch:

I am an engineering graduate student at Cornell University studying Aerospace Engineering. My specific focus is on the optimization of space based telescopes. I have spent several summers working at NASA centers developing deep space exploration missions. I consider space exploration and design to be my passion. I hope my passion inspires others to pursue careers in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics.

Past Classes

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E630: Spacecraft Design in Splash Spring 2019 (Apr. 27, 2019)
This course will explore the fundamental subsystems of any spacecraft. Specifically, we will explore challenges in pointing a spacecraft at a location, stabilizing a spacecraft, and making a spacecraft successfully land enter into the atmosphere of a planet and land where we want. We will also show how geometry can be used to represent the orbit of a spacecraft.

E545: Spacecraft Mission Design in Splash Fall 2018 (Nov. 10, 2018)
In this course, we will discuss the different kinds of space missions, how to design these missions, and how to to design these spacecraft.

E439: Designing Space Missions in Splash Spring 18 (Apr. 28, 2018)
A brief introduction course on the design of space missions from motivation to operation. Material will span mission objectives, measurement instruments, rocket equations, orbital mechanics, and sending data back.