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Mission Contacts Arranged by Partner Institutions
Hampton University (HU)
Hampton University (HU) is the prime contractor with NASA and manages the programmatic aspects of the project, including the NASA interface, the subcontracts to the University of Colorado Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) and other participating universities, project reporting to NASA and manages other administrative efforts required. The Principal Investigator, Dr. James M. Russell III, at HU, leads the science, instrument, and spacecraft teams. AIM data will be analyzed and prepared for public archiving by Hampton University with the assistance of GATS Inc.


Naima Gethers
Hampton University Public Relations Specialist

  Dianne Robinson
AIM Education & Public Outreach Director
  Barbara Maggi
AIM Education & Public Outreach Manager
Goddard Space Flight Center (NASA GSFC)
NASA Public Affairs Representatives for the AIM Mission

  Cynthia O'Carroll
Public Affairs Officer
Kennedy Space Center (NASA KSC)
Launch Services Program
  George Diller
Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) at the University of Colorado
LASP will build two instruments for the AIM mission, the Cloud Imaging and Particle Size (CIPS) instrument and the Cosmic Dust Experiment (CDE). LASP also designs and builds the Instrument Payload Interface (IPI). LASP will manage the AIM mission and will control the satellite after launch. LASP scientists will contribute to the analysis of data from all AIM instruments and will compare AIM observations of polar mesospheric clouds to model calculations and to prior and concurrent measurements from other instruments.
  Emily CoBabe-Ammann
Communications Director
Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC)
Orbital is responsible for two key elements of the AIM Mission: the spacecraft and the Pegasus launch vehicle. Orbital’s Space Systems Division will complete the design and development, and will manufacture and test the AIM spacecraft at Orbital’s Dulles, Virginia satellite manufacturing facility.
  Barron Beneski
VP, Corporate Communications
Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) at Utah State University (USU)
SDL/USU designs, fabricates and calibrates the solar occultation instrument, SOFIE (Solar Occultation for Ice Experiment).
  Karen Wolfe
Public Communications
Naval Research Laboratory (NRL)
The Upper Atmospheric Physics branch of NRL's Space Science Division is an internationally recognized center for the study of radiative, chemical and dynamical processes in the Earth's middle and upper atmosphere. NRL brings this expertise in data analysis and modeling to AIM.
  Janice Schultz
GATS, Inc.
GATS, Inc. provides overall project data management leadership. AIM data will be analyzed and prepared for public archiving by Hampton University with the assistance of GATS, Inc.
  Marty McHugh
GATS Chief of Operations
  Ken Beaumont
Data Manager, SOFIE
George Mason University (GMU)
George Mason University's role in the AIM mission is to help define and accomplish the science and measurement objectives of the project, in particular those related to understanding the water budget in the polar mesosphere. This involves utilizing chemical/dynamical models along with relevant observations to quantify the relative contribution of gas phase chemistry, surface chemistry, and sublimation/condensation to the water budget in the vicinity of Polar Mesospheric Clouds (PMCs). Understanding the water budget in the polar mesosphere is a prerequisite for understanding how PMCs form and evolve, and also for understanding how they respond to changing global atmospheric conditions.
  Daniel Walsch
Director, Media Relations

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