Here is a brief summary of George
Ludwig’s major career accomplishments and positions:
Principal instrumentor for Explorers
I, II, III, IV, V, S-16, VII and S-46 while a student at the University of Iowa. Co-discoverer of the Van Allen Radiation Belts.
Served as Project Scientist for NASA’s Orbiting Geophysical Observatories
1, 3 and 5, which carried more than 60 instruments to conduct a wide
variety of space science investigations.
Directed the design, construction, and check-out of the TITOS-N/NOAA
polar-orbiting satellite system and of many of the evolutionary
improvements to the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite
Technical Director, NOAA’s National Environmental Satellite Service.
Director, NOAA’s Environmental Research Laboratories. Directed work of
nine major research laboratories and additional program offices and
Assistant Chief Scientist, NASA, Washington DC. Critical examination of
NASA space research data management.
California Institute of Technology Visiting Senior Scientist at NASA
Headquarters. Led effort to define the Data and Information Systems for
the Global Change Research Program and early-Earth Observing System