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   Janis Chodas
   Flight Software Manager / Post-Landed Development Manager
Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Pasadena, California
United States Of America
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High School: Leaside High School, Toronto, Canada, 
Bachelor of Applied Science, University of Toronto
Master of Applied Science in Aerospace Engineering, University of Toronto

Background Information
My career at JPL has included 10 years on development of the Galileo spacecraft mission to Jupiter, 8 years on development of the Cassini spacecraft mission to Saturn, 3 years on the early development of the Space Interferometry Mission and 2 years on development of the Mars Exploration Rover mission to Mars.

Contributions to Mars Exploration

I worked with the Flight Software Architect to manage the Flight Software Team members to develop, test and deliver the launch, EDL and surface flight software capabilities. After landing, I will manage the post-landed development of any required flight software or ground tool enhancements. [more contributions ...]
Personal Reflections

The surface portion of this mission interests me the most because I’ve never worked on a mission that involved landing on another planet. I’m interested in learning what the major issues and constraints are that need to be considered in this environment and seeing how the team deals with them. [more personal reflections ...]