ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Peter Carlisle Hughes
Peter Carlisle Hughes has been a professional engineer (PEng) in the Province of Ontario since 1964. He is a Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics & Space Institute (CASI) [Chairman, Toronto Branch, 1977–1978], a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics (AIAA), 2008 [all American nominators], and a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Engineering. In addition, he has received the Casey Baldwin Award from CASI for the best paper published in the CASI Journal during 1983; the Cockburn Professorship, U of T Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, 1986–1991; the Alouette Award (CASI), “. . . for outstanding contributions to advancement in Canadian space technology, application, science and engineering,” 2006; and the John Chapman Award from the Canadian Space Agency, 2007, “. . . for tremendous impact on Canadian space technology.” Hughes’s previous books include Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics (1986; 2005), Satellites Harming Other Satellites (1991), Attitude Dynamics & Control of SmallSats (1995), Engineers Becoming Managers: From the Classroom to the Boardroom (2005), So You Want to Be a Professor? How to Succeed in Academia, with R.C. Tennyson, (2010).
Hughes lives in Aurora, Ontario, Canada, with his wife of 62 years. They have 4 children, 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.