Sang-Young Park


Professional societies


  • America Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Senior Member
  • America Astroanutical Science (ASS), Member
  • International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), Member
  • Korean Space Science Society, Board of Directors (since 2006)
  • Editor-in-Chief (2010-2011) of Journal of Astronomy and Space Sciences
  • The Korean Society for Aeronautical and Space Sciences, Member
  • The Korean Astronomical Society, Member
  • Chairman of Dept. of Astronomy, Yonsei Univ. (2007.3-2009.2)
  • Director, Younsei Observatory, Seoul, Korea, 2015.3—

Professional experiences


  • Associate Professor and Professor, Yonsei University, Dept. of Astronomy, Seoul, Korea, 2003- present
  • Visiting Research Scholar, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD, USA, 2012.8- 2015.7
  • Senior Spacecraft Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center (as employee of Swales), Hampton, VA, 2001- 2003
  • Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Final Analysis Inc., Lanham, MD, 2000- 2001
  • Research Assistant Professor, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 1998- 2000
  • Postdoctoral Associate, Dept. of Aeronautics and Astronautics, The National Academies (Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA), 1996-1998
  • Research Assistant, Dept. of Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 1991-1996
  • Research Assistant, Korea Astronomy Observatory & Yonsei University, Korea, 1989-1991
  • Second Lieutenant, Korea Army, 1988-1989

Research interests

Satellite Orbit Maneuvers and Control
Spacecraft Attitude Dynamics and Control
Space Mission Design and Analysis
Trajectory Optimization
Optimal Control Theory
Spacecraft Formation Flying
Satellite Systems Design
Guidance and Navigation


B.S., Astronomy, Yonsei University
M.S., Astronomy, Yonsei University
Ph.D., Aerospace Engineering, Texas A&M University