The Last Three Years


In February, 2016, I went back to work from my second retirement. Since then, I’ve spent most of my time at Goddard Space Flight Center working on the power system for the TIRS-2 instrument.

Video Credit: NASA

Now that TIRS-2 has shipped for integration on to the Landsat-9 satellite, I’m off on new projects, the main one being a robotic mission capable doing on-orbit refueling and repairs.

Before my first retirement, I worked on power and thermal control systems for a couple of x-ray astronomy missions, GPS receivers and radio beacons for use in orbit, and instruments for testing the effects of radiation on electronic equipment, Between my two retirements, I worked with the GOES-R weather satellite program. There’s always something interesting to do at Goddard

5 thoughts on “The Last Three Years

  1. John, I know this has been asked and answered many times, but my memory is poor and I’m too lazy to look it up, but what are your degrees?

    I hate that you love what you do so much. 😉

  2. Okay, okay so you’ve done a few simple spacey things. Big deal. Have you had over 200 different blogs *and* worked for a few weeks each at a dozen or so small radio stations, *and* written Cub Scout pron??? Well have you, tough guy? (Asking for . . . well, hardly a friend.) (Do I really need a /sarc tag? Some people do real things and others . . . well, others are less useful to society. Just saying.)

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