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TESS Team Member Biography

Kristin ClarkTony Smith
TESS Deputy Program Manager

MIT Lincoln Laboratory (LL)

Tony Smith is the Deputy Program Manager for the Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) mission. For the past 30 years, Tony has been involved in the conceptualization, design, assembly and operation of ground, airborne, and space-based technologies. His primary focus has been the development of opto-mechanical systems such as the Space Based Visible (SBV) satellite telescope and the Space Surveillance Telescope (SST).

Tony was a recipient of the R&D 100 award in 2012 for being part of the Lincoln Laboratory team that developed a curved CCD focal plane array.

Tony holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and a Masters degree in Engineering Management from Tufts University.

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