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   Joel Rademacher

Mars Scout

I was the System Engineer for the Mars Environmental Compatibility Assessment (MECA) instrument that is now part of the 2007 Mars Scout mission. I delivered MECA for the Mars 2001 Lander that was cancelled. MECA includes a microscope and sample collection wheel, an atomic force microscope, and wet chemistry laboratories for the analysis of Martian dust and soil.

Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter

Personnel within my Payload System Engineering group support the MRO payload office, and I support them as necessary.

Mars Exploration Rover Mission

Payload Project Element Manager for APXS, MB, and Mini-TES. Science and Imaging Downlink Coordinator for MER mission operations.

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