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Benjamin Kevin Malphrus

Benjamin Kevin Malphrus

Executive Director of Space Science Center / Professor of Space Science
Morehead State University
USA

Biography

Dr. Benjamin K. Malphrus is Professor of Space Science at Morehead State University where he also directs the University’s Space Science Center and serves as the Director of Space Operations for the Kentucky Space program. He has served as Principal Investigator on several nanosatellite missions including KySat-1, CXBN 1 and 2, and TechSat-1. He and his team recently received an $8M contract from NASA to design a small space probe to fly to the Moon to prospect for water ice. In the late 1990s, he developed a theory of galaxy formation that has gained wide acceptance among the astronomical community.

Research Interest

Microsatellite and Picosatellite systems engineering, Satellite Ground Operations, The Physics of Interacting Galaxies and The Cosmic X-Ray Background