[CMC] Announcement of New NASA CMC Rep--Mr. Sami Asmar
Nicolas.Bobrinsky at esa.int
Nicolas.Bobrinsky at esa.int
Tue Nov 3 11:30:15 UTC 2020
thank you for informing us about this new appointment. I wish on behalf of
all the ESA colleagues involved in CCSDS work to congratulate Mt. Sami
Asmar for his appointment as NASA representative to the CMC. We are
looking forward to meet him at our next CMC session, which hopefully
sooner than later will resume in our traditional face to face meetings.
I take also the opportunity to thank you for all the work which you have
successfully done (and are still doing) in chairing our CMC sessions,
With best regards,
Head of the Ground Systems Engineering and Innovation Department
European Space Agency ESA/ESOC
Robert-Bosch-Str. 5, D-64293 Darmstadt, Germany
nicolas.bobrinsky at esa.int | www.esa.int/ssa
T +49 6151 90 2543
From: "Townes, Stephen A\(US 9000\) via CMC" <cmc at mailman.ccsds.org>
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Date: 28/10/2020 23:27
Subject: [CMC] Announcement of New NASA CMC Rep--Mr. Sami Asmar
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As I have previously announced, I will be retiring from NASA/JPL on
January 4, 2021.
I am pleased to announce that NASA has appointed Mr. Sami Asmar of
NASA/JPL to replace me as the NASA CMC representative.
Sami Asmar is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Customer
Formulation in the Interplanetary Network Directorate at NASA's Jet
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology, and has
extensive experience with NASA’s international and commercial partners.
During his distinguished career as a Radio Scientist, he was the manager
of JPL’s Radio Science Systems Group, Project Scientist for the GRAIL
lunar gravity mission, and a co-investigator or instrument manager on
several US and European deep space missions - - currently the Radio
Science Co-PI for the BepiColombo mission. He has a BS in physics from
Occidental College and MS in Geophysics and Space Physics from UCLA. He is
the recipient of 3 NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals for technological
and scientific breakthroughs and a SpaceOps Exceptional Achievement Medal
for innovative deep space communications techniques. He has been leading
JPL research initiatives in radio and laser link utilization for planetary
exploration and invented the “carry your own relay” concept and the Mars
Cube One (MarCO), the first solar system CubeSat mission (NASA Inventions
Board NPO-49544), and was its formulation Principal Investigator.
I will continue to participate as Sami transitions into the job.
Stephen A. Townes, PhD
Chief Technologist, Interplanetary Network Directorate
NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology
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