Space Technology Lead Engineer
Leading and growing Haystack's space program. Technology development for small spacecraft, systems engineering and technical project management, space mission architecture and design. Systems, Integration, and Test lead for AERO-VISTA. Co-I of the Great Observatory for Long Wavelengths (GO-LoW).
Thushara G.S. Pillai
I am an astrophysicist working on molecular cloud and star formation. I mainly use near-IR to radio wavelength facilities to study the multi-scale physics ISM processes including magnetic fields hat influence star formation. I participate in the developmental activities and science projects using Haystack radio telescopes.
Examining the relationship between space weather events such as TIDs, gravity waves (GWs), stratospheric and mesospheric winds, as well as global medium-scale traveling ionospheric disturbances (MSTIDs) distribution and conjugacy—their location and effect on the upper or topside ionosphere. In addition, investigating high-altitude topside irregularities using a combination of radar and satellite data.