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Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Institut aéronautique et spatial du Canada

CASI Ottawa Branch | A Canadian's Journey to a Career in Space with Kelsey Doerksen

December 17, 2021 10:34 | Deleted user

Originally recorded 2021.06.01

Kelsey Doerksen is a Space Systems Engineer in satellite operations at Planet. In this talk, she discusses her journey in the space industry thus far as a young professional, highlighting her experiences working at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory on Mars rover missions, and operating the world’s largest Earth Observation satellite constellation.

Kelsey discusses how she has utilized machine learning to make rovers more intelligent and autonomous as they drive across distance planets, and how a single satellite operator can be responsible for checking-in on hundreds of satellites.

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