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Steven S. Scott
NESC Chief Engineer

Mr. Scott currently serves as the Chief Engineer for the Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in addition to serving as the NESC Chief Engineer at the GSFC. Prior to serving as the GSFC Chief Engineer, Mr. Scott was the Applied Engineering and Technology Directorate (AETD)/GSFC Chief Engineer.

Since joining the Goddard Space Flight Center in 1990, Mr. Scott has successfully worked on a number of technical assignments, developmental efforts, and programs. These included: serving as a Systems Assurance Manager, where he acquired an in-depth knowledge of all software polices, procedures and standards related to quality assurance; serving as the Software Systems Manager for the EOS Chemistry and Special Flights Project, the Total Ozone Mapping Spectrometer Project, and serving as the Lead Systems Engineer for the LANDSAT-7 Project, where he was responsible for the design, integration and performance of the entire LANDSAT Observatory and Ground System. He also served as the Software Systems Manager for the specification, design, implementation, and testing of all the Flight Software. He assembled a team to develop the Failure Detection and Correction Software for LANDSAT when the contractor development effort was delayed. He also led teams of engineers in the development of ON-Orbit Operations and Telemetry and Command Handbooks.

In 1999 he was assigned as the Chief Systems Engineer for Earth Explorers, Earth Science System Pathfinders (ESSP), and Earth Probes Projects. The ESSP missions included GRACE, VCL, QuikTOMS, PICASSSO-CENA and Cloudsat. He also served as a Senior Systems Engineer on Aura (EOS Chemistry), GOES, and served as the GOES NOPQ Soft Systems Manager until May 2000. Mr. Scott was involved with the specification of flight and ground software for the TDRS program. He wrote all the software and flight computer specifications for the GOES NOPQ procurement. Based on his expertise, he supported other projects in a consulting role in the area of software management and development. As Chief Engineer in the AETD, Mr. Scott had the responsibility for the planning, management, and evaluation of engineering activities and programs to meet Goddard’s mission requirements.

Prior to working at GSFC, Mr. Scott served as technical representative and translator of technical data packages on many projects in the U.S.A. and People’s Republic of China, were he was the Lead Engineer for installing a complete Hybrid Circuit Production facility at the East China Institute of Photo-Electron IC. Mr. Scott worked for 2 1/2 years in the People’s Republic of China where he was also an Engineer for a micro-electronic detonator product line, Electronics Quality Engineer for Target Detecting Devices, Electronic Timers, Batteries, and Fuse Assemblies.

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Steven S. Scott