Dr. Chuck Reynerson's Online CV

Engineering, Computer Science, and Project Management

Job Summary

DigitalGlobe, Spacecraft Systems Division                                                                        MAY 11 - Present

 Senior Principal Space Systems Engineer

*     Oversees the development of the GeoEye -2 next generation commercial imaging satellite.  Responsible for the Communications and Attitude Control Subsystems.  Also performs as a Vehicle Analyst that monitors vehicles and responds to vehicle anomalies to restore satellites on-orbit to an operational state. 

*     Oversees the state of health and status for all other space vehicles focusing on the Communication and Attitude Control subsystems.

*     Developed a GPS Receiver key upload procedure for the GeoEye-1 spacecraft.            

 *     Developed spacecraft drag models to assist with conserving propellant usage.         

*     Worked with the Orbital Analyst Group to assist with Collision Avoidance Maneuver planning.

*     Develops high-fidelity modeling tools to support space vehicle operations.  Primary languages used: Python, IronPython, C#, C++, MATLAB.

*     Created a Dashboard application system using HTML based documents to provide a rapid access information system for space vehicle data and documents.

*     Created method for plotting communication beam patterns on the Earth for FAA licensing application purposes.

*     As a Vehicle Analyst, involved with vehicle recovery during anomalies. 


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Masters of Engineering in Embedded Systems, Arizona State University, In Progress.

Doctor of Science (D.Sc.), Mechanical Engineering, Astronautics concentration, George Washington University, 1998. 

Engineer in Aeronautics and Astronautics (2.5 M.S. equivalent), MIT, 1993.

Naval Engineer (2.5 M.S. equivalent), MIT, 1993.

Bachelor of Science, Naval Architecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1987.