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Photo of Kyle Martin Kyle Martin works in mission operations at Lockheed-Martin. He is currently the Systems/RTO Team Chief for Mars Global Surveyor, Stardust, Mars Odyssey and Genesis. Past experience includes Magellan, Mars Climate Orbiter and Mars Polar Lander. As the Systems Team Chief, his primary responsibility is to assure the stringent processes an d procedures are following for commanding a spacecraft. Discipline and consistency help in minimizing command errors to any spacecraft. Kyle coordinates with all the Systems Engineers working on various spacecraft, maintain the uplink procedures and teach operation processes flight schools.

As the RTO Team Chief, his job is to ensure the ACEs adequately staff and support the various spacecraft on-console. Processes and procedures are also defined and maintained for the ACEs with the goal of zero command errors. It is also important to ensure coordination is maintain ed between the Deep Space Network, JPL and the operators here at Lockheed-Martin.

Kyle received a B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from Texas A&M in the fall of 1982. From 1982 to 1989, he worked at Rockwell International in El Sequendo, CA in flight control analysis on B-1B bomber, X-31 & classified projects. In July of 1989, Kyle took a job with the then Martin Marietta company in Denver, Colorado.


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