Tom Pagano: CubeSat platform will lower cost of weather modeling and forecasting
The AIRS Instrument Suite makes monitoring water vapor and temperature possible on a global scale.
Thomas S. Pagano is the Project Manager for the AIRS/AMSU/HSB Suite of instruments on the EOS Aqua Spacecraft and the Principal Investigator for the CubeSat Infrared Atmospheric Sounder (CIRAS).
Prior to joining JPL in 1997, he was the Chief Systems Engineer on the MODIS instrument development program at Raytheon SBRS since 1985.
He has a BS in Physics from UC Santa Barbara, and an MS in Physics from Montana State University. He holds 2 US patents and is author of numerous papers on space remote sensing instruments and calibration.