Francisco Delgado

Francisco Delgado

Manager, Earth Sciences Group

Email:  FDelgado at usra.edu

Mr. Delgado received his B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of El Salvador in 1995, and was awarded a scholarship from the Carolina Foundation in Spain, competed amongst over 2000 candidates throughout Latin America to purse an MSc on Knowledge Management at the International School of Industrial Organization (EOI, Spain), completed in 2006.

In El Salvador working for the Ministry of the Environment, Mr. Delgado directed the design and implementation of two national geospatial decision support systems linking several government institutions for Environmental Management and Disaster Monitoring & Prevention, which became successful models for similar systems implemented across Central America later on. In 2006, Mr. Delgado joined the SERVIR team at the Water Center for the Humid Tropics of Latin America and The Caribbean in Panama, as IT and Knowledge Management Director and lead the implementation of regional geospatial information systems in collaboration with NASA and USAID. As the SERVIR project expanded into Africa and Asia, Mr. Delgado joined USRA in 2003 to become the Geospatial IT Lead for the project at the Science Coordination Office, operating out of NASA/MSFC.

In the News

December 22, 2021
USRA Scientists and Engineers Contribute to NASA's Xray Polarimetry Explorer

NASA’s Imaging X-ray Polarimetry Explorer (IXPE) launched successfully on December 9, 2021 from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. It was a “picture perfect” launch, according to Principal Investigator Dr. Martin Weisskopf of the NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center, with the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket performing nominally and nature providing ideal weather conditions.

USRA Scientists and Engineers Contribute to NASA's Xray Polarimetry Explorer
August 17, 2021
Bringing Earth Data to Life

Ms. Tondapu's work featured in an article on the NASA Applied Sciences website.

Bringing Earth Data to Life
April 13, 2021
Pollution Studies during COVID-19 Lockdown

View the WIRED article discussing Dr. Gupta's year-long study for pollution in India during the COVID-19 lock down.

Pollution Studies during COVID-19 Lockdown
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