Frances Bagenal

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Frances Bagenal
Born November 4, 1954
Dorchester, England
Fields Planetary Science
Institutions NASA
Alma mater Lancaster University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Known for Work on NASA planetary exploration missions as a plasma scientist

Frances Bagenal is a Professor of Astrophysical and Planetary Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder and a researcher in the fields of space plasmas and planetary magnetospheres.


Bagenal has worked on a number of planetary science missions including the Voyager Plasma Science (PLS) experiment, Galileo, Deep Space 1, New Horizons mission to Pluto, and the Juno mission to Jupiter.[1] Usually in her work on different missions, she is a member of the science team as a plasma scientist.[2] Dr. Bagenal chairs NASA's Outer Planet Assessment Group that provides input from the scientific community on exploration of the outer solar system.[3] Her career research endeavors have earned 4412 citations and she has an h-index of 38.[4]

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