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Tom Duxbury

Thomas C. Duxbury is the Mission Manager for the NASA Discovery STARDUST Project, responsible for Navigation, Mission Design, the Ground Data System, Science Data Management and Archive, Navigation and Mission Operations.

Tom has actively participated with the Science Imaging Teams of Mariners 6, 7, 9, and 10, Viking Orbiters 1 and 2, Viking Lander 1, Pioneers 10 and 11, Voyagers 1 and 2, the Soviet PHOBOS Mission (PHOBOS 88), Mars Observer (MO), Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), the Dod/NASA Clementine Mission and the Russian Mars 96 Mission (Mars 96). He was a Viking Orbiter Imaging Team Member, the Team Leader of the Viking Phobos/Deimos Encounter Team, a Participating Scientist on the MOLA Science Team, a Co-I on the PHOBOS 88 Orbiter Imaging Teams, and a Member of the Clementine Science Team. He has served on many NASA panels and working groups such as the NASA Planetary Cartography Working Group and the Russian / US Joint Working Group on Solar System Exploration for Mars Mission Coordination and Science Data Exchange. He is currently a Participating Scientist on the MGS MOLA Science Team and the ESA Mars Express Stereo Camera Team, responsible for Mars Global Cartography. His roles on these missions have included ground system design and testing, navigation, mission and sequence planning, instrument modelling and ground and flight geometric calibrations, and data analysis for orbital dynamics, surface photometry, rotational dynamics and cartographic mapping of planets and highly irregularly shaped and rotating satellites.

For these planetary activities, he has received NASA Group Awards for Mariners 6, 7 and 9 Navigation, for leading the Viking Phobos/Deimos Encounter Team, for supporting the Pioneer Mission Analysis at Jupiter, for supervising the Voyager Planetary and Satellite Ephemeris efforts, and for supporting the Viking Public Information Office. Additionally, he has received the Institute of Navigation Burka Award and the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement for his pioneering work on Phobos and Deimos. He received the Soviet Flight Control Center medal for his support of the PHOBOS 88 Mission. He is listed in American Men and Women in Science and in Who's Who in America. He is a speaker for the NASA Planetary Geology Speakers Bureau

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Last Updated Wednesday, 07-Jun-2000 13:50:31 PDT