Asif is a member of NASA’s Minnesota Space Grant High-Altitude Ballooning Team. He works on the University of Minnesota MURI Project where his main focus is developing a payload that aims to characterize the particulate content of the stratosphere. The particle data is accompanied by atmospheric data and GPS data collected from a full custom sensor suite.
Asif is a junior and plans to graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Astrophysics with a minor in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. In addition to the MURI Project, Asif works on the UMN Small Satellite project where he assists the Attitude Determination and Control Systems team. Also, he is looking to get involved with the rocket team this coming semester.