Mary KnappResearch Scientist Radio detection of exoplanets, development of space-based radio telescopes, CubeSat mission design/instrumentation. Deputy PI/PM for AERO-VISTA, PS for ASTERIA.
I earned my Bachelor’s degree from MIT in Aerospace Engineering in 2011 and my PhD in Planetary Science (also from MIT) in 2018. I spent a brief postdoc as Project Scientist for the ASTERIA mission on-site at JPL for the first 8 months of ASTERIA operations before returning to MIT to start a Research Scientist position at Haystack.
AERO-VISTA CubeSat mission
A NASA twin CubeSat mission for auroral radio science and space interferometry technology.