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    CONTACT: DUANE HYLAND
    703.264.7558
    duaneh@aiaa.org

     

    AIAA To Recognize Outstanding Achievement At AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition
    Awards Honor Achievement in Space Technology and Science Fields

    July 9, 2014 – Reston, Va. – The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) will present awards for key contributions to space science and technology at a noon awards luncheon on August 7, as part of the AIAA Space and Astronautics Forum and Exposition (AIAA Space 2014), August 4–7, at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, Calif.

    The winners are:


    • Peter J. Garland, AIAA Senior Member, and director, advanced programs, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., St. Anne de Bellevue, Quebec, Canada, will receive the AIAA 2014 Aerospace Communications Award. The award recognizes outstanding contribution in the field of aerospace communications. Garland is being honored for his technical and management contributions to the advancement of space and ground technology.


    • The Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) Industrial Team, Airbus Defence and Space Transportation, Bremen, Germany, will receive the AIAA 2014 George M. Low Space Transportation Award. The award recognizes a timely, outstanding contribution to the field of space transportation. The team is being honored for its outstanding contributions to space transportation by developing, qualifying, manufacturing and testing Europe's most sophisticated space vehicle. The award will be accepted by Gilles Debas, ATV Program Manager.


    • James H. Newman, AIAA Associate Fellow, and professor, space systems, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California, will receive the AIAA 2014 Haley Space Flight Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions by an astronaut or flight test personnel to the advancement of the art, science or technology of astronautics. . Newman is being honored for his advancement of technology in rendezvous, proximity operations and robotics through his development of astronaut situational awareness tools.


    • Eugene Fleeman, AIAA Associate Fellow, and consultant, missile design and system engineering, Lilburn, Georgia, will receive the AIAA 2014 Missile Systems Award. The award recognizes significant accomplishment in developing or using technology that is required for missile systems. Fleeman is being honored for his development of methods for missile design and systems engineering.


    • The Spitzer Space Telescope, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, will receive the AIAA 2014 Space Science Award. The award recognizes demonstrated leadership of innovative scientific investigations associated with space science missions. The team is being honored for outstanding science, producing over 5,000 papers and more than 75,000 hours of observations, and for its significant findings – such as being the first telescope to directly detect light from extrasolar planets. The award will be accepted by Michael Werner, AIAA Member, and project scientist.


    • Michael Trela, AIAA Senior Member, and vice president, satellite systems, Skybox Imaging Inc., Mountain View, California, will receive the AIAA 2014 Space Systems Award. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the architecture, analysis, design and implementation of space systems. Trela is being honored for his leadership of the Skybox Satellite Team,and for their innovative development of a low-cost, high-performance Earth imaging satellite.


    Certificates of merit for best papers will also be presented at the ceremony.

    In addition to the awards being presented at AIAA SPACE 2014, Frank Cepollina, AIAA Member, and associate director, Satellite Sense Capabilities Office, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, received the AIAA 2014 von Braun Award for Excellence in Space Program Management on June 5. The award recognizes outstanding achievements in the architecture, analysis, design and implementation of space systems. Cepollina was honored for his 50 years of astonishing contributions in on-orbit servicing, culminating in five spectacular Hubble Space Telescope repair missions.

    For more information about the AIAA Honors and Awards program, please contact Carol Stewart at carols@aiaa.org or 703.264.7623. For information about AIAA SPACE 2014, please contact Duane Hyland at duaneh@aiaa.org or 703.264.7558.

     

     

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