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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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: Dr James R Wertz
  • Category: Technical Excellence
  • AIAA Citation: For the first earth/sun/moon autonomous navigation system on the TAOS mission, the first fully-autonomous, on-board orbit control system on the UoSat-12 mission, and for creating the Scorpius launch vehicle program.