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Hugh Chesser

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, P.Eng




Almost 20 years experience in the space engineering profession in Canada. Work experience includes both technical engineering roles as well as supervisory positions.

Specific missions include: Intelsat 7, Radarsat-1, Cold Plasma Analyzer, MOPITT (Measurements of Pollution in the Troposphere), Scisat-1, CFZF (Shuttle Experiment), MOST (Microvariability and Oscillations of STars), Canada-led Mars Mission (study only), Argus Sensor Operations Team.

Research Interests

  • Using design, development, launch and operations of nanosatellites to increase student engagement with engineering curriculum.
  • Low cost spacecraft development, launch and operations.
  • Use of industrial and open source software tools in engineering curriculum.