Top Honors from ISCOPS for HSFL Graduate Student

Miguel Nunes/ May 18, 2012/ News

M.Nunes_Gold_ISCOPS2012Miguel Nunes (ME/HSFL) was awarded First Place Gold in the PhD Level of the International Student Paper Competition in conjunction with the 13th International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies (ISCOPS) held May 15-18, 2012 in Kyoto, Japan. Nunes earned 58/60 points and a unanimous win from the four judges (two from Japan, one from China, and one from U.S.) with his paper, “Satellite Constellation Optimization for Future Earth Observation Missions Using Small Satellites.” The ISCOPS is held jointly by the American Astronautical Society, the Chinese Society of Astronautics, and the Japanese Rocket Society as a forum for space decision-makers, experts, engineers, scientists, and students to exchange ideas and experiences in space technology and discuss the future of space development and its applications, mainly in the Pacific Basin countries. The 2012 conference theme was “Space for Our Future.” Nunes (center) and HSFL’s Dr. Trevor Sorensen (standing behind Nunes) posed for photos at the awards ceremony in Kyoto, Japan.

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