Space Systems Award
Up to 1976 known as the Spacecraft Design Award, the Space Systems Award is now presented to recognize outstanding achievements in the architecture, analysis, design, and implementation of space systems. This annual award is generally presented at the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum (SPACE).
Nomination Deadline: 1 February
- Full Name: Harold Lassen
- Category: Technical Excellence
- AIAA Citation: For conceptual design of spin stabilized Pioneer 6-9 Interplanetary Spacecraft and Pioneer 10 and 11 Jupiter Spacecraft using high-gain antennas and communications link for attitude reference