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Dipak Srinivasan

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External Engagements Lead (Government, Commercial, International); Spacecraft Communication Systems
  • Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering
    1999, Cornell University
  • Master of Eng, Electrical Engineering
    2000, Cornell University
  • Master of Science, Applied Physics
    2003, Johns Hopkins University

Dipak has more than two decades of experience with spacecraft systems. At the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), he is the Civil Space Mission Area External Engagements Lead and the communications systems engineer for the Europa Clipper mission. He has served on missions all over our solar system, including the Sun, Mercury, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto, and recently Arrokath, and has received several awards for his work. He has two Master’s degrees in electrical engineering and physics from Cornell and Johns Hopkins Universities, regularly gives STEM talks to schools across the USA, chairs the Deep-Space and Near-Earth communications session at the International Astronautical Congress, and serves on the Advisory Board for The Planetary Society. Dipak is committed to helping everyone realize the importance of space exploration, how we all are a part of this exploration, and how this shared curiosity is a positive unifying force.

Notable Awards and Leadership

Year(s) Description
Multiple Multiple NASA Group Achievement Awards for several spacecraft missions and milestones
2009-present Chair, Near-Earth and Deep-Space Communications and Navigation track, International Astronautical Congress
2016-present Advisory Board, The Planetary Society
2015-present Principal Professional Staff, Applied Physics Laboratory