Engineering Personnel

Engineering: Personnel

LASP engineering personnel are key to LASP’s ongoing success in spacecraft and instrument performance. (Courtesy LASP)

Over time, LASP Engineering has created a legacy of in-house knowledge through the ongoing efforts of our personnel. Our engineering staff is key to LASP’s reputation for successful instrument and spacecraft performance.

Many of our personnel have decades of expertise in small spacecraft and instrument technology, including:

  • Structures
  • Stress and thermal analysis
  • Mechanisms
  • Detectors covering the spectrum of extreme ultraviolet to infrared wavelengths
  • Imaging optics
  • Electronics
  • Microprocessors
  • Thermal vacuum test and calibration

Tom Sparn, Director of Engineering, leads the division, which employs approximately 190 professional staff and students.