APS Instrument Manager
Goddard Space Flight Center
Jeff Hein serves as the Aerosol Polarimetry Sensor (APS) Instrument Manager for the GLORY Project.
His responsibilities include defining operational requirements, researching, developing, performing analysis, integrating, and evaluating satellite systems as a part of the development of the APS Instrument.
Hein began his career at GSFC as a co-op student, and then, upon graduation, as the engineering lead for the deployable Thermal/RF Shield on the COBE satellite.
Prior to flight instrument work, he was a systems engineer on Space Shuttle and Space Station Projects from 1989-1994 at the Johnson Space Center. This included serving as the Development and Test (DTO) Systems Engineer for a small 100 lb. jet pack, called the Simplified Aid for EVA Rescue (SAFER), which flew on STS-64.
Hein returned to GSFC in 1994 to continue human spaceflight work in the Hubble Space Telescope Servicing Missions Project, as an EVA Development Manager.
Hein has been an Instrument Manager at GSFC for the past 12 years, serving various missions, such as CALIPSO (GSFC Mission Systems Engineer for Instruments), LISA, JWST (ISIM Manager and NIRSpec MSA Instrument Manager), the Lewis Multi-spectral Imager Re-flight, GLAST, and Constellation-X, and GSFC mission proposals (COBRA, SPACE, Horizon, Solar Probe, and Sea Surface Salinity).