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Online From Jupiter 97

Kenneth P. Klaasen

Solid State Imaging Team Chief, Imaging Science Group Supervisor

Kenneth P. Klaasen is the Supervisor of the Imaging Science Group at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He received his BS degree in physics from Calvin College and his MS in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan in 1969. He has been involved in many solar system exploration missions including Mariner 10, Viking Orbiter, and currently the Galileo mission to Jupiter. He has served as the Experiment Representative for the Imaging Experiments on these missions and is currently a member of the Galileo Imaging Science Team. His primary responsibilities have included imaging system calibration, experiment planning, and mission operations. He has published over 15 papers on the global properties of various planets, satellites, and asteroids as well as several on spacecraft imaging instruments and experiments.

Vita

Kenneth P. Klaasen

Education

B.S., Physics and Mathematics, Calvin College, 1968

M.S., Aerospace Science, University of Michigan, 1969

Experience

1973 - present Member of Technical Staff, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Imaging Systems Section

Imaging Experiment Representative for Mariner 10, Viking Orbiter, and Galileo. Galileo Imaging Science Team member. Supervisor of the Imaging Science Group since 1983. Primary responsibilities have included imaging system calibration, experiment planning, and mission operations.

1969 - 1972 Member of Technical Staff, Bellcomm, Inc. Worked on system engineering tasks for the Apollo lunar exploration missions.

Professional Societies

AAS Division for Planetary Sciences

American Geophysical Union

Honors

NASA Exceptional Service Medal

Numerous NASA Group Achievement Awards

 

 
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