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Art Azarbarzin—Space Technology 5, Project Manager

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Art Azarbarzin
Space Technology 5, Project Manager

Prior to Mr. Azarbarzin's reassignment to the ST5 Project Management position, he was the Associate Chief for the Electrical Engineering Division, at GSFC from 2000 – 2005. He managed over 280 employees in eight different Branches and directed several in-house projects. Mr. Azarbarzin held the position of the Deputy Program Manager for Polar Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) program at GSFC from 1998-2000, leading to the successful launch campaign of the NOAA-K weather satellite from VAFB. Mr. Azarbarzin held the Observatory Manager position for the Landsat 7 Project (GSFC) from 1995 – 1998, launched aboard Delta II from VAFB. He was also the Observatory Manager for the TOMS-EP (Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer), GSFC, 1991-1995, leading NASA’s first launch campaign for the Pegasus XL at VAFB. Mr. Azarbarzin held the positions of Electrical Systems and I&T Managers for the TOPEX/Poseidon Mission at Fairchild Space Co.(now OSC) 1988-1991. He was the Design Lead/Project Lead, for the A6 Aircraft Engine Retrofit Start system at Sundstrand Aviation, 1986-1988. Mr. Azarbarzin also held positions of Systems Engineer for C-130 Aircraft High Technology Test Bed Program (Electro-mechanical Flaps, Aileron, & Rudder actuation retrofit program) Sundstrand Aviation (now Hamilton Standard), 1984-1986 and the Designer/Project Engineer, Cessna Jet Electro-mechanical Flap Actuation System, Sundstrand Aviation (now Hamilton Standard), 1980 – 1984.

Education

B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill, 1978

M.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill, 1981

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