Planetary Geodynamics Laboratory (698) Local News Archive
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Anne Kinney wins a Presidential Rank Award
Anne Kinney received a 2012 Presidential Rank Award (Meritorious Executive). These awards are given to high-performing senior career employees for "sustained extraordinary accomplishment." Executives from across Government are nominated by their agency heads, evaluated by citizen panels, and designated by the President. Winners of these awards are deemed to be strong leaders, professionals, or scientists who achieve results and consistently demonstrate strength, integrity, industry, and a relentless commitment to excellence in public service.
Greg Neumann and Frank Lemoine receive Group Achievement Award
Greg Neumann and Frank Lemoine both received the Group Achievement Award for Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) instrument operations. Both are Co-Investigators on the LRO Lunar Orbiter Laser Altimeter (LOLA) instrument.
Dave Rowlands and Katrice Tanner receive Peer Awards
Dave Rowlands and Katrice Tanner both received awards at the annual Solar System Exploration Division Peer Awards luncheon, held on Thursday, September 8, 2011. Dave Rowlands was recognized for his work with GEODYN. Katrice was recognized for her dedicated support of all the 698 personnel.
Weijia Kuang awarded 3 month Fellowship
Weijia Kuang has been selected by the Sciences and Exploration Directorate (600) to receive a Fellowship for a 3-month research residence at the Institute of Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica in Taipei, Taiwan. While at the Institute, Weijia hopes to collaborate with colleagues to integrate geodetic and magnetic data for crustal anomalies.
Chopo Ma Appointed Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy
In recognition of his contributions to geodetic research, Ma was appointed a Fellow of the International Association of Geodesy (IAG) as of July 5, 2011. Ma's research has focused on Very Long Baseline Interferometry for refining the terrestrial and celestial reference frames. He is the chair of the International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service and member of the Directing Board of the International VLBI Service for Geodesy and Astrometry and the Executive Committee of the Global Geodetic Observing System of the IAG.
Today we heard that the Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security - Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) mission was selected as the next New Frontiers class mission. OSIRIS-Rex is a sample return mission to an asteroid that will launch in 2016, and spend over a year exploring 1999 RQ36, acquire samples while providing geologic context, and return to Earth in 2023. GSFC will manage the mission and provide the OSIRIS-REx Visible and Infrared Spectrometer (OVIRS) instrument.
First fringes were found Tuesday (3/22/2011) by the Haystack correlater using the VLBI2010 receiver with the Swedish Eleven feed on the Goddard Geophysical and Astronomical Observatory (GGAO) 12-m antenna and the Westford antenna (using the operational S/X-band system).
Chopa Ma of Code 698 conducted a radio interview on April 20 with "The Naked Scientists" in the UK. The interview, which will become a podcast, was about the celestial reference frame and GPS positioning.