Mission Operation Assurance Manager U.S.
Mr. Adans Y. Ko currently is the Mission Operation Assurance Manager for U.S. Rosetta and Voyager Projects at JPL. He was the Multi- Mission Ground System and Services (MGSS) Software Architect for Advanced Multi- Mission Operation System (AMMOS), was responsible for Ground System software architecture for the current and future AMMOS. He has published numerous papers in the area of mission operation system and system architecture.
He was a development manager for the AMMOS Mission Planning and Sequencing Subsystem (MPS) over 10 years. He has in-depth knowledge of the Multi-mission Ground Data System uplink tools, which include mission planning, sequence generation, and sequence flight software. In the private sector, he was a project manager for credit card systems for the Navy at CitiBank Development Center, Los Angeles, CA and a Principle Engineer for e-Commerce Consulting at MarchFirst Consulting Firm, in Los Angeles, CA. He received a NASA “Turn a goal to reality” award for his work on technology infusion of AMES planning and scheduling technology to AMMOS planning and sequencing legacy system. He has also received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal for his work on Voyager’s Onboard Computer Command Subsystem for missions to Uranus and Neptune. He got his B.S.C.S. degree from Utah State University, Logan, Utah in 1982 and his M.B.A. degree from University of California, Los Angeles in 1993.