Our leadership team has extensive experience designing and supporting satellite missions. Our expertise extends from cubesats to full size payloads and mission design to delivering data products.
Chief Technical Officer
Dr. Vanderlei Martins has developed and designed cubesat and full sized satellite instruments payloads. His team at UMBC designed and built the Hyper Angle Rainbow Polarimeter (HARP) cubesat for studying aerosols and clouds. The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) named HARP the 2020 Small Satellite Mission of the Year.
Chief Science Officer
Dr. Lorraine Remer has extensive experience in creating and implementing satellite data algorithms as well as calibration and validation activities. She led the NASA Goddard Dark Target Aerosol Group from 2004 – 2012. She was a co-investigator on the HARP cubesat project.
She is an AGU fellow.
GRASP-SAS Chief Scientist
Dr. Oleg Dubovik is the lead developer of the Generalized Retrieval of Atmosphere and Surface Properties (GRASP) and founder of GRASP – SAS.
GRASP is the first unified algorithm and a software package developed for retrieving atmospheric properties from wide variety of remote sensing observations including satellite, ground-based and airborne data.
He is an AGU fellow.
Chief Operating Officer
Rich Kleidman has been the COO of AirPhoton since its inception in 2012. He has been (and continues to) be a support scientist for the MODIS Dark Target Aerosol Group at NASA GSFC as an SSAI employee.
He helped to develop the NASA ARSET training program during the first four years of its inception.