Dave Sheppard is the lead engineer in the Planetary Magnetospheres Laboratory of the Solar System Exploration Division at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. His research is focused on the development of high-reliability radiation-tolerant instrumentation systems for space research.
In Planetary Magnetospheres, he has worked with MAG team members on the design, build, test, calibration, and in-flight operations of NASA's Juno, Van Allen Probes, MAVEN, Parker Solar Probe, and GOES-18 missions. Instruments for ESCAPADE, GOES-U, GTOSat, and three magnetometers for lunar landers (LLMAG, LMS, LuSEE) are currently in development and test. Prior to magnetometry, he worked in Goddard's Laboratory for High Energy Astrophysics on multiple flight missions.
Dave received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland, College Park, a MS in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, and finally a second MS in Computer Science, also from JHU.