Mission Integration and Test Manager
As the mission integration and test (I&T) manager, Chuck plans, conducts and oversees the assembly, integration and testing of the ICESat-2 observatory – the spacecraft plus the instrument. Different teams design, fabricate and test individual components of the observatory. But the mission I&T manager is responsible for the team that assembles these different components into a working satellite, and then conducts test to ensure ICESat-2 will perform as expected in space and meet its science objectives. Chuck has been at Goddard for more than 30 years, and prior to ICESat-2, worked on the Solar Dynamics Observatory, XRS-II, TRMM, and 10 space shuttle missions under the Hitchhiker program. In his spare time he enjoys taking friends and family out on his boat and playing golf.