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portrait flag Dr. George S. Rossano,
Aerospace Corporation

E-Mail: George.Rossano [at]

Brief Biographical Information:

Mathematician and Physicist Rossano is a member of the Remote Sensing Department of The Aerospace Corporation at El Segundo, CA, where he developed and built a new slit-less mid-Infrared spectrograph MIRIS.

Rossano is also a judge of professional ice skating and is editor of the on-line journal on competitive ice skating.


Instrument development. 3-5.5 micron Mid-IR spectroscopy.

portrait Research on Leonid MAC:

During the 1998 Leonid MAC, the first two detections of meteors in the 3-5.5 micron wavelength range were obtained with our MIRIS spectrometer, which was operated onboard FISTA. More information here.

During the 1999 Leonid MAC, the first mid-IR spectrum of a persistent train was obtained, showing emission features of C-H stretch vibration band and molecular CO emission. More information here. Further persistent train observations were made during the 2002 campaign.

Research on Hyperseed MAC:

3-5.5 micron spectroscopy of the SRC forebody and wake. This work is executed with support of The Aerospace Corporation - Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies.


Rossano, G.S., Russell, R.W., Lynch, D.K., Tessensohn, T.K., Warren, D., Jenniskens, P., "Observations of Leonid Meteors Using a Mid-Wave Infrared Imaging Spectrograph," Earth, Moon, and Planets, vol 82-83, p. 81-92, (2000).

Russell, R.W., Rossano, G. S., Chatelain, M.A., Lynch, D.K., Tessensohn, T.K., Abendroth, E., Kim, D.L., Jenniskens, P.,"Mid-Infrared Spectroscopy of Persistent Leonid Trains," Earth, Moon, and Planets, vol 82-83, p. 439-456, (2000).