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Engineering Manager with EIRSAT-1, Assoc Prof UCD

Dr. David McKeown is an Assistant Professor/Lecturer in the School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, University College Dublin. His current research focuses on the modelling and control of large flexible aerospace structures and the testing and verification of attitude determination and control systems (ADCS) for Nanosatellites. He is the Engineering Manager for the EIRSAT-1, a project to build Irelands First Satellite. He is also the Principal Investigator on the European Space Agency funded DEAR project, building a robotic arm breadboard to test Lunar dust mitigation strategies. In Collaboration with the School of Physics, his team is building an ADCS testbed as part of the SFI funded NANO-SPACE project. He is a founding member of the UCD Centre for Space Research (C-Space) and the Lead academic for the Space Structure Dynamics and Control Theme.


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