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Spacecraft Mission Director - CloudSat
CloudSat spacecraft mission director Ron BoainRon Boain
CloudSat Spacecraft Mission Director
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Mr. Boain has 30 years of aerospace engineering experience at the NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Recently, Boain's career emphasis has been the mission design and system engineering of Earth-orbiting science missions, in particular the TOPEX/Poseidon, Jason-1, and CloudSat spacecraft. His unique and significant contribution to CloudSat was his vision to fly the CloudSat spacecraft in a tight formation with CALIPSO, and he was instrumental in every aspect of the mission design to implement this vision. As the Project System Engineer, he has responsibility to ensure that the formation flying objectives are met without undue risk and he ensures that the Project systems’ actual technical performance meets the requirements.