Tech Talk for AIAA NGS - Emerging Technologies for Mars Exploration: Mars Ascent Vehicle
Friday, September 4th, 2020 at
About this Webinar
Please join us for an exciting Virtual Tech Talk to support the AIAA Next Gen Symposium! Darius Yaghoubi will be talking about emerging technologies on the Mars Ascent Vehicle. The MAV will be the first rocket to launch on another planet! Some of the technologies developed for MAV can be used for future Mars missions. With Perseverance launching a few weeks ago, it will be insightful to hear all the exciting science that we will be getting from Mars in the next few years.
11:45 to Noon - Networking
Noon to 12:30 - Presentation
Darius Yaghoubi received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC in 2007. He has worked at NASA MSFC for 13 years. He has been a member of the MAV team since February 2018, initially starting as the GNC lead and transitioning to the vehicle technical lead in October 2018. He now works as the MAV Alternate Lead Systems Engineer. Prior to joining the MAV team, he worked as the lead pogo stability analyst on the NASA SLS program and supported separation and liftoff analysis on the NASA Ares program. He has also supported NASA groups in loads and dynamics, software integration, engineering testing, 3D printing, and deep space habitat. Aside from his technical work, Darius is an active member of the MSFC Speaker’s Bureau and has represented NASA at a number of public outreach and speaking events