Spotlight on Lessons Learned: Electrical Short Circuits due to Tin Whiskers
An investigation into the cause of intermittent electrical shorts on the Cassini space probe over a six-year period determined they were most likely due to the presence of tin whiskers.
Spotlight on Lessons Learned: SAC-D DC/DC Converter On-orbit Failures Likely due to Over-testing Prior to Usage
An international Earth-observing mission to study the salinity of the ocean surface ended in 2015 when an essential part of the spacecraft’s power and attitude control system stopped operating due to over-testing prior to launch.
2016 Session 2: Project Derailed? Get Back on Track with Schedule and Cost
Time: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 @ 12:00 – 1:30 pm (ET) Presenters: Dr. Kate Earle – Chief Learning Officer, Quiet Leadership Institute Jason Lee – Assistant Director of the Applied Research and Methods Team, US Government Accountability Office (GAO) Vernell Jackson – Systems Resource Manager, NASA GSFC Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate Cynthia Simmons – Associate […]
2016 Session 3: Considering It All For Project Success: Dissenting Opinions at NASA
Time: Wednesday, June 22, 2016 @ 1:30 – 3:00 pm (ET) Presenters: Dr. Nigel Packham – Manager, Flight Safety Office, NASA Johnson Space Center Peter Spidaliere – Mission Systems Engineer, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Abstract: Program and project managers must make thousands of decisions in the course of delivering successful products and missions. But how […]
7 Habits of Highly Effective (NASA) Systems Engineers
September VPMC session examines how NASA’s top systems engineers approach their role.
Critical Path Newsletter
The Flight Projects Directorate Quarterly Newsletter.
DART Takes Aim at Asteroid Moonlet
Mission will be first space test of kinetic impactor method.
Development of Wide Field Infrared Survey Telescope Moves Ahead
WFIRST will have Hubble’s precision with 100 times the field of view.
Featured Video: NASA’s New Views of Venus’ Surface From Space
NASA’s Parker Solar Probe has taken its first visible light images of the surface of Venus from space.