plan for distributing responsibilities among the partner
organizations uses scientific and technical expertise
where it exists at each institution. Use of the most
qualified institutional capabilities for each subcomponent
of the mission assures maximum benefits for the cost
of the project. A space mission requires the skill,
vision, and expertise of a number of organizations working
(Participantes en la
Misión Génesis de la NASA)
The team for Genesis includes:
|The National Aeronautics
and Space Administration (NASA) is the funding agency
for the Genesis mission. The Delta 7326 launch vehicle
will be provided by the NASA Launch Vehicle Office. NASA's
launch services include vehicle production, standard launch
site assembly, checkout, launch countdown, and range support,
as well as spacecraft/vehicle integration, analysis, and
postflight mission data evaluation.
Principal Investigator Dr. Donald Burnett at the California
Institute of Technology (CIT) is the project scientist.
He leads the project and is ultimately responsible for
the success of the mission.
|The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
(JPL) manages the Genesis project. JPL has the technical
responsibility for developing the collector arrays and
the payload canister, integrating and testing the entire
payload, and designing and conducting the mission. The
Genesis mission lead at JPL is Project Manager Don Sweetnam.
| Lockheed Martin Space
Systems Operations is the industrial partner in the Genesis
mission. Lockheed Martin Space Systems Operations plays
a central role in designing the mission and spacecraft
at a reasonable cost to achieve mission goals. Lockheed
Martin Space Systems Operations developed the carrier
spacecraft and the sample return capsule. In addition,
Lockheed Martin Space Systems Operations was responsible
for integrating the spacecraft and science components,
testing the entire flight system before it is launched,
operating the spacecraft while in space, and recovering
the sample return capsule when it returns to Earth. The
Genesis program manager at Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Operations is Joe Vellinga.
| Johnson Space Center
(JSC) will prevent and control contamination of the solar
wind collectors. JSC is also responsible for safely maintaining
the returned samples. Contamination Control Lead Eileen
Stansbery leads the Genesis efforts at Johnson Space Center.
|Los Alamos National
Laboratory (LANL) developed and built the ion and electron
spectrometers and solar wind concentrator. LANL also designed
the robotic logic that controls the arrays and concentrator
based on solar wind data from the spectrometers. LANL
is in charge of monitoring the payload during flight.
Roger Wiens leads the work at LANL.
| Mid-continent Research
for Education and Learning (McREL) is responsible for
education and public outreach efforts to the public and
to educators. McREL develops and disseminates a wide range
of materials including education and public modules online
via the Genesis Web site.