Aerospace Engineering Seminar Series: Kevin Berry
Wednesday, April 13, 2022
SPEAKER: Kevin Berry
Aerospace Engineer, Navigation and Mission Design Branch
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
TALK TITLE: NASA’s Lucy Mission
VIRTUAL VIA ZOOM: https://umd.zoom.us/j/2226271754?pwd=RWhyUnUxMG1Hc2IvcHJMTWwrWXpodz09
On October 16th, 2021, NASA’s Lucy mission launched on an ATLAS 401, beginning a journey to visit the Jupiter Trojan Asteroids. This presentation will focus on the trajectory design, while providing some background information on the science value.
Kevin E. Berry has been an Aerospace Engineer in the Navigation and Mission Design Branch at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center since 2004, but has supported remotely from Littleton Colorado since 2012. Kevin is the Flight Dynamics Lead for the Lucy mission, managing the team responsible for navigating the Lucy satellite on a trajectory that will survey the Jupiter Trojan Asteroids. His career has included work on several satellite missions performing a wide range of duties, including trajectory design, maneuver planning, navigation, and mission operations. He received a B.S. in Applied Mathematics and a B.S. in Mathematical Physics from the California State University at Northridge, and an M.S in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University.