Science Projects

The dedicated team at the Science Projects Branch provides oversight and support to numerous, cutting-edge, research projects and science teams across the Division. In addition to the  projects listed below, they also manage the Chandra X-ray Observatory Program.

Earth Science

  • SERVIR

Astrophysics

  • Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE)
  • Lynx X-ray Observatory

Optical Telescopes

  • Predictive Thermal Control (PTC)
  • Segmented Mirror Technology Program (SMPT)

Heliophysics

  • Full sun Ultraviolet Rocket Spectrometer (FURST),
  • Marshall Grazing Incidence X-ray Spectrometer, (MaGIXS)
  • Hinode
  • Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT)
  • Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter (CLASP)
  • Chromospheric Lyman-Alpha Spectro-Polarimeter (CLASP 2)
IXPE
IXPE

Scintillation Prediction Observations Research Task (SPORT)

May 5, 2021

The Brazilian Technical Institute for Aeronautics (ITA) is working on software development using the SPORT Engineering Model (EM), updating the SPORT Thermal Model and continuing to evaluate Thermal Balance Test results. They provided the first draft of the documentation to …

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Science Research and Projects Division Support Alabama Space Grant Consortium (ASGC) Review

May 5, 2021

Personnel from both Science Projects Branch and the Astrophysics Branch were invited to participate as Subject Matter Experts for a 4/28/21 review to support the ASGC Small Satellite Program.  The Mission Concept Review (MCR) for the Alabama Burst Energetics Explorer …

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Marshall Outreach Activity to Underrepresented Minorities in Physics

May 5, 2021

Shelia Nash-Stevenson (ST14) was the guest speaker for the Future Faces of Physics event sponsored by the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and the Women in Physics Society (WiPS) at the University of Central Florida on 4/21/21. The purpose of …

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Helen Cole Certified as Senior/Expert Level Program /Project Manager

May 5, 2021

Helen Cole (ST10), Chandra Program Manager, received notification from Ralph R. Roe, Jr./NASA Chief Engineer of her Federal Acquisition Certification as a Program/Project Manager (FAC-P/PM) at the Senior/Expert Level.  This is a rare and laudable achievement in the Federal Government …

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Alabama A&M University Youth Motivation Task Force Outreach Program

April 7, 2021

Shelia Nash-Stevenson (ST14) and Alphonse Sterling (ST13) participated in the 2021 Youth Motivation Task Force Outreach Program (YMTF) at Alabama A&M University (AAMU) virtually as a Consultant Team Lead.  The YMTF program provides an opportunity for professionals from various backgrounds …

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