Solar B Mission Manager/Geospace Instrument Systems Manager
Otilia began her career with NASA in 1986 at the Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Maryland, where she served as a test engineer with the Space Simulation Test Engineering Section. She then transferred to the Guidance, Navigation, and Control Branch, where she worked on solar array and antenna systems for the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) and the X-Ray Timing Explorer (XTE). She later became the lead engineer for the Sensors and Actuators Team on the Microwave Anisotropy Probe (MAP).
After leaving the Engineering Directorate, she became the Instrument Manager for the Advance Baseline Imager for the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) Program. Currently she is the Solar B Mission Manager and the Geospace Instrument Systems Manager in the Sun Earth Connection Office.
Otilia received her B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus, and her M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the George Washington University, Washington, DC.
NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), located in Greenbelt, Md., manages many of the space agency’s Earth observation, astronomy, and space physics missions.
NASA GSFC was established on May 1, 1959 in memory of an American Rocket Pioneer named Robert H. Goddard.
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