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Harris Scientist Wins NRO Pioneer Award

A senior scientist for Harris Corp.’s space systems business has won the National Reconnaissance Office‘s Pioneer Award.

Harris said the award recognized Dr. John Shipley for his concept development, architectural approach and system definition that led to the development of a NRO collection asset.

Shipley also was credited with developing a beam-forming design.

Shipley first joined the company in 1979 and holds ten patents. He was named a Harris Fellow in 2000 and is also a licensed professional engineer in Florida.

Kent Buchanan, Harris’ chief technology officer, said Shipley’s work contributed to the company’s standing in the reconnaissance market.

Shipley received the award Feb. 3 during a ceremony at NRO’s headquarters in Chantilly, Va.

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