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Astrodynamics, Space ScIence, and Space Technology (ASSIST) Laboratory
Piyush M. Mehta, Assistant Professor

Rafael Polanco Segovia

Aerospace Master's Student
Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Rafael Polanco's project is about creating a generic framework that allows the implementation of neural network models into the flight software and hardware of a spacecraft. Along with the next-generation AI-based data compression algorithms developed by his colleagues in the overall project, this is paving the way for future mission usage where space-to-ground throughput limitations significantly limit and constrain the downlinking of scientific and engineering data.