Kaitlyn Matsunaga

Michael Mori/ July 29, 2022/

Kaitlyn received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2022. She started volunteering with HSFL her senior year of college and was hired as an engineer after graduation. She currently works with the Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem for the HyTI satellite as well as assists with HyTI Mission Operations.

Piper Kline

Michael Mori/ July 29, 2022/

Piper received her B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2022. She started volunteering with HSFL her senior year of college and was hired as an engineer after graduation. She currently works with the Attitude Determination and Control Subsystem for the HyTI satellite as well as assists with HyTI Mission Operations.

Michael Mori

Michael Mori/ July 27, 2022/

Michael Mori received their Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in Spring of 2022. Their experience is with managing and starting the first rover team on UHM campus as the project manager under the guidance of Dr. Frances Zhu. Their primary goal was to bring scientists, engineers, and business students together to fulfill

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Frances Zhu

Christine Uehara/ May 22, 2020/

Frances Zhu earned her B.S. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca in 2014 and a Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at Cornell in 2019. Dr. Zhu was a NASA Space Technology Research Fellow. Since 2020, she has been an assistant research professor with the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology at University of Hawaii, specializing in machine learning,

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Luke Flynn

Kara Tanaka/ May 1, 2018/

Dr. Luke Flynn is the Director of the Hawaii Space Flight Lab (HSFL) and Director of the Hawai‘i Space Grant Consortium (HSGC). Luke is a Tenured Specialist Faculty at the Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology (HIGP) and he co-founded HSFL in 2007. Luke works on the management and development of small satellites and the Super Strypi rocket, which was first

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Lance Yoneshige

Kara Tanaka/ April 17, 2018/

Lance Yoneshige joined the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory in 2008 after receiving his Bachelors and Masters of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. His work with HSFL has spanned spacecraft design, fabrication, integration and testing with the HiakaSat and NEUTRON-1 Missions to launcher operations and support for the ORS-4 Launch. He continues to work with

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Trevor Sorensen

Kara Tanaka/ April 17, 2018/

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Dr. Sorensen received his BS. (1973), M.S. (1976) and Doctor of Engineering (1979) degrees in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Kansas (KU). In 2007 he joined the University of Hawaii at Manoa as a specialist professor and project manager in the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory. In December, 2014 Dr. Sorensen started a technology spin-off company

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Yosef Ben Gershom

Kara Tanaka/ April 17, 2018/

Yosef received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa in 2017. He worked with HSFL for his Senior Design Capstone Project and was hired as an engineer after graduation. Yosef supported the integration and testing for the Neutron-1 3U CubeSat development, and performs project management for the HyTI 6U CubeSat. He received an EBMA from

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