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The Phase Lead SE Role

March 6 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Goddard continues involvement in missions with complicated operations crossing multiple elements like OSIRIS-REx, OSAM-1, and DAVINCI. The challenges of coordinating those operations and validating the system against them increases the burden on the systems engineering team. One solution is to integrate phase leads into the engineering team structure. This seminar will discuss what a phase lead is, provide examples of their use on previous Goddard missions, and help you decide if phase leads may be a good fit for your project.


Calinda Yew (Code 592)
Calinda Yew (Code 592)

Calinda Yew is currently an Instruments Systems Engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), closing-out her Capture & Configuration phase lead role on the Mars Sample Return’s Capture, Containment, and Return System (CCRS) project as the campaign considers alternate architectures for the MSR program. Prior to CCRS, Calinda worked as a Systems Engineer on the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) and in varying roles on the Roman Space Telescope (RST) and L’Ralph instrument as part of GSFC’s Systems Engineering Education & Development (SEED) program. Before graduating from SEED, Calinda was the lead thermal vacuum test engineer for the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) Integrated Science Instruments Module (ISIM) and the Magnetospheric MultiScale Mission (MMS) projects at GSFC.



Matt Garrison (Code 592)
Matt Garrison (Code 592)

Matt Garrison began his career at NASA Goddard as a fresh-out in the Thermal Engineering Branch, working on the James Webb Space Telescope and Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter before becoming Thermal lead for the Advanced Topographic Laser Altimeter System. He joined the Systems Engineering Education and Development program where he acted as the lead Instrument Systems Engineer on the L’Ralph instrument on the Lucy Mission from award through launch. Matt has recently been the payload systems engineer on DAVINCI and the principle engineer of the GSFC Planetary Science Projects Division. He is now the lead Project Systems Engineer for DAVINCI.




Ron Mink (Code 599)
Ron Mink (Code 599)

Ron Mink is a Senior Mission Systems Engineer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, serving the OSIRIS-REx project first as Deputy MSE through formulation & development, and as the mission’s MSE throughout operations, including the successful return of the Bennu sample to Earth in September 2023. As a graduate of GSFC’s Systems Engineering Education & Development Program he also served as Lead SE on the Space Environment Testbeds project, which launched in June of 2019 on the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Space Test Program (STP) – 2 mission and successfully completed operations in June of 2021. Mr. Mink’s early years at GSFC involved working in the Optics Branch on various aspects of early development for the James Webb Space Telescope project. He also has interest in Planetary Defense and currently serves at the MSE for OSIRIS-APEX, which will use the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft to rendezvous with and explore asteroid Apophis following its close encounter with Earth in April 2029.



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  • The SE Seminar Committee is currently only able to process Visitor Registrations for US Citizens.


In-person or Online:

Meeting number (access code): 2760 223 5182
Meeting password: engineer@NASA24
Join by phone: +1-415-527-5035 US Toll


March 6
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:


Engineering and Technology Directorate (ETD) at GSFC
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Bldg. 3 Auditorium at Goddard Space Flight Center
8800 Greenbelt Road
Greenbelt, 20771 United States
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