Scarlin Hernández, the Dominican engineer who is part of the James Webb space telescope mission team

The Dominican space engineer Scarlin Hernández is part of the team of professionals that has been working on the James Webb Space Telescope mission from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), launched on December 25.

As a spacecraft engineer, an important part of your job is testing the ground systems that command and control the James Webb space telescope.

My job has been to write and test codes for different systems that will be used to command the James Webb telescope. in space, that is, the deployment system, the system that controls the mirrors and the propulsion system that helps maintain the orientation and position of the telescope in space so that it does not get out of control and remains in orbit “, he narrates the engineer in a video shared through the social network Twitter by the US Embassy in the country.

The ship, which will transport the telescope into space, was successfully launched and will have the purpose of exploring the origins of galaxies, as well as detecting new planets beyond the solar system.

“Explore the frontiers of the universe”Scarlin says.

Scarlin Hernández’s family and studies

The young Scarlin Hernández is 27 years old, a native of Santiago and moved to Brooklyn, New York, at the age of 4, with her mother.

A literature review from the St. Clair County Community College notes that the National Science Foundation awarded him a full college scholarship to Capitol Technology University (CTU) in Laurel, Maryland in 2013.

In that same year he had just obtained a degree in Computer Engineering, but he found his true niche in astronautical engineering.

Scarlin completed an internship at NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center and, At the age of 20, he was part of the team of the satellite ground control system of the Tropical Rainfall Measurement Mission (TRMM).

After graduation, Scarlin was the planning leader for the TRMM mission before transferring to work on the James Webb Space Telescope mission.