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   Fernando Abilleira

Mars Exploration (General)

I am a member of the Inner Planet Mission Analysis Group at the Guidance, Navigation & Control Section at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

Most of my work is focused on trajectory optimization and mission analysis & design for the Mars Exploration Program Office. I was part of the Mission Design & Navigation team for the Mars Telecommunications Orbiter (MTO), in which I served as a trajectory analyst. I worked on three different 2011 Mars Scout proposals and served as the Mission Design Lead for one of them. These proposals included Mars orbiter and lander missions.

I also supported the Mars Netlanders Study. I am currently part of the Mission Design & Navigation team for the Mars Science Orbiter (MSO) scheduled to launch in 2013.

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