NASA Ames Research Center
Brief Biographical Information:
- NASA Program Manater of NASA and USAF sponsored Hyperseed MAC missions.
Figure 1: Still images of the Genesis Sample Return Capsule Entry on September 8, 2004.
Research on Hyperseed MAC:
Measure the broadband brightness of the SRC during entry for determinations of surface temperature in the final parts of the trajectory. For this purpose, Wercinski uses a digital still camera equiped with long focal length optics.
Jenniskens, P., Wercinski, P., Olejniczak, J., et al. (2005) Preparing for Hyperseed MAC: an observing campaign to monitor the entry of the Genesis Sample Return Capsule. Earth, Moon, and Planets.