Dr. Sonia Hernandez​


Sonia is a specialist in Mission Design and Navigation – Maneuver Design – Formation flying and constellations.

Prior to joining Continuum, Sonia was an essential part of the Mission Design and Navigation section at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.  During her time at JPL she has worked on the Cassini navigation team, ensuring that the spacecraft stayed on its planned trajectory course. 

More recently, she focused on navigation for the Europa Clipper mission, the Europa Lander concept, and Dragonfly. She was also involved in small-satellite formation design missions, including SunRISE, a six spacecraft constellation mission set to be the first space-based interferometer.

Sonia earned her Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin.