|Art Azarbarzin—Space Technology 5, Project Manager|
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.
B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill, 1978
M.S., Aeronautical & Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill, 1981