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On the Engineering Challenges of Building the Mars Curiosity Landing Radar

Jan. 28, 2013

blond-haired man in dark blue shirt standing in front of a display of the Mars Rover.

Scot L. Stride

Who/What:

Cal State Fullerton graduate Scot L. Stride, a senior spacecraft telecommunications engineer with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, will discuss "Engineering Challenges of Building the Mars Curiosity Landing Radar" at the Thursday, Feb. 7, College of Engineering and Computer Science Technology Breakfast. When NASA's Curiosity rover successfully landed on Mars in August, Stride was part of the history-making team.

When:

Thursday, Feb. 7
7:30-9:30 a.m.

Where:

Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites
2932 E. Nutwood Ave., Fullerton, 92831

Background:

Stride, who earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 2002, works with spaceflight and telecommunications hardware, including flight telecommunications and radar hardware for several NASA missions. He is currently working on the "soil moisture active passive project," a satellite set to launch in 2014. The satellite will feature ground-penetrating radar that will provide global measurements of soil moisture to provide improved flood prediction and drought monitoring capabilities.

Cost:

$10 for community members. Free for ECS Affiliates, CSUF students, alumni, faculty and staff members.

RSVP:

Reservations are required and can be made online or by calling 657-278-3362.

Sponsors:

Mercury Defense Systems (formerly KOR Electronics) and Kevin M. Carnino, Mercury's president and CEO, sponsor the ECS Affiliates Technology Breakfast Series. Mercury Defense Systems is a member of the ECS Affiliates, and Carnino serves on the ECS College Leadership Council.

Media Contacts:

Hart Roussel, College of Engineering and Computer Science, 657-278-5429, 714-307-5370

Debra Cano Ramos, 657-278-4027

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