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Mission Engineering & Systems Analysis (MESA/Code 590)


Many of the smiling faces of the MESA Division.

Many of the smiling faces of the MESA Division.

Welcome to the Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis Division (MESA) of the Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD) of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. Please explore these pages to learn more about who we are, and why this is such an exciting and rewarding place to work!

Vision

Revolutionize future Earth and space science and exploration missions through mission, payload, and instrument systems engineering, mission design, navigation, propulsion and attitude control system technologies such as spacecraft formation flying, spaceborne GPS, autonomous rendezvous & docking, responsive space systems, and nano-satellite propulsion systems, sensors and actuators.

Mission

The Mission Engineering and Systems Analysis (MESA) Division provides leadership and expertise in mission, payload, and instrument systems engineering, mission design, navigation, propulsion, and attitude control through the entire life cycle of Earth and space science and exploration missions.

MESA provides mission, payload, and instrument systems engineering, mission design, navigation, propulsion, and attitude control capabilities and technology development to:

  • Conceive
  • Design-Analyze
  • Implement
  • Verify and Validate
  • Support Operations of

… advanced Earth and space science and exploration missions, payloads, and instruments in space and suborbital platforms in both in-house development and oversight of out-of-house development modes.

Our Work

Find out more about the current, future, and past missions that MESA personnel support.

Organization

See how the MESA is organized and the roles of the nine branches that make up the Division.

Multimedia

Explore life and work in the MESA and at GSFC through pictures and videos.

 

Division Management Team

Tupper Hyde, Chief Eric Holmes Lamar Dougherty

Tupper Hyde
Chief

Eric Holmes
Associate Chief
Lamar Dougherty
Associate Chief

Organization Chart

Contact Us
Main Office: 301-286-8496
Website: Forthcoming