August 10, 2020 / Bill Hart
When does Mass = Power?
Some thoughts on margins This probably shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but one of my favorite movies is ‘The Martian’. I am a big fan of sci-fi-thrillers, especially if they are...
July 7, 2020 / NASA
Building NASA’s Psyche: Design Done, Now Full Speed Ahead on Hardware
The mission to explore a metal-rich asteroid is pivoting from planning the details to building real pieces of the spacecraft puzzle. Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid...
August 6, 2019 / Bill Hart
Some thoughts on trade studies
When I was an undergrad student at a university in northern Indiana with a penchant for football, Wednesday and Thursday nights were reserved for one thing: homework. I wasn’t necessarily driven...
March 26, 2019 / Steve Scott
Psyche Spacecraft Sails through NASA Design Review
After completing an extensive NASA design review, humanity is one-step closer to exploring an all-metal world called 16 Psyche. As previously announced, Maxar’s Space Solutions team is working...
January 30, 2019 / Karin Valentine
NASA’s Psyche Mission inspires science and engineering students nationwide
While instruments and components of the spacecraft are under development across the country, the Psyche Mission management team, led by Arizona State University, is working with universities...
June 6, 2018 / Bill Hart
Some Thoughts on Requirements
There is one question that I get routinely, from both those inside and outside the engineering industry: “What exactly does a systems engineer do?”