Maureen 'Mo' Madden
Center for Satellite Applications and Research
Education: B.S. in Physics from Lewis University in 1986
and a M.S. in Applied Physics from Northern Illinois in 1991.
Experience: Ms. Madden started at NASA/Goddard Space Flight
Center in 1991 in the High Energy Astrophysics Lab developing
high energy particle detectors and as an Instrument Manager
for the WIND and ACE missions. She next served as an Optical
lead Engineer for the GLAS instrument on the ICESAT mission.
After ICESAT, she moved into operations as the SMEX Mission
Director where she led operations for six missions at three
distinct operations centers. At the same time she led new
mission proposals that included both EPOXI and Astro-H.
She was the Transition Director on the Space Segment Ground Sustainment
project. She served as the Deputy Mission Operation Manager
for the J1 spacecraft on the JPSS project and as the Assistant
Deputy Project Manager for GOES-R Ground Segment.
Ms. Madden joined NOAA/NESDIS in October 2014 as the Deputy
Director of the Office of Satellite Ground Services (OSGS) and
helped create that program. She is currently the Acting Director
for the NESDIS Center for Satellite Applications and Research
where she has been working to enable the power of Satellite
remote sensing science to advance all of NOAA's missions by
focusing on improving processes and supporting the people of STAR.