Atlanta, GA. January 23, 2017.
Blink Astro, LLC (“Blink”) is pleased to welcome Ms. Megan Braun to its technical staff as a full-time CubeSat Engineer. At Blink, she serves as a key member of the BlinkSat™ 1U tech demonstration project team. Ms. Braun is a recent graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology where she earned a BS degree in Aerospace Engineering. Her primary areas of technical expertise lie in systems integration, spacecraft development, and structural analysis.
Prior to joining Blink, Ms. Braun served as a key member of two student spacecraft design projects at Georgia Tech. One project, VioletX, was a design effort to send a CubeSat to Mars for scientific investigations. Her roles were attitude determination and control, structures, and propulsion. She also provided technical support to Georgia Tech’s ongoing hardware development project RECONSO. As a member of the RECONSO team, she helped develop and manufacture hardware for the engineering development unit and provided analytical support for the materials and structures tasks. She is a native of Houston, TX.
“I am very pleased to have Megan join our growing team at Blink,” said Dr. John Olds, Blink’s CEO. “She has direct hands-on experience with designing and building CubeSats that will be very valuable to our own BlinkSat development team. She also has a very can-do attitude, and we are excited about the energy and enthusiasm she brings to our company.”
Blink Astro® is developing a new line of ground transmitters (BlinkRs), water sensors, data monitors, and small spacecraft (BlinkSats) to serve the growing needs of the Internet of Things (IoT) for low cost, global network connectivity for short-burst data transmissions. Blink was founded in 2015 and is a member of the SpaceWorks group of companies.