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1035 Delaware Ave. Unit D
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: 303-678-8143
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Mark Kelley celebrates 35 Years with DFM Engineering


Mr. Mark Kelley, Vice President of Engineering of Longmont based DFM Engineering, Inc., celebrates his 35th Anniversary on January 1, 2017.

Mark Kelley is responsible for designing telescope control system software. His expertise is extensive.

He works closely with customers in determining control room specifications, computer requirements and implementation and installation of DFM's Telescope Control System (TCSGalil™).

He specializes in mechanical and software design and testing, instrument performance with detailed documentation, electronic fabrication supervision, and installation administration.

Mr. Kelley is instrumental in designing, building, testing, and retrofitting telescopes at DFM Engineering. The Computer Control System (TCSGalil™) developed and perfected by Mr. Kelley is incorporated into many electro-optical mechanical instruments manufactured and installed by DFM Engineering, Inc.

Mr. Kelley's first project with DFM Engineering was to provide Mechanical Engineering services for a very large telescope project: the 2.4 Meter Hiltner telescope located at Kitt Peak, AZ. He also assisted in the installation.

In June 2015, he led the DFM team of technicians in the installation of the 1.3m MCAT telescope designed by DFM for NASA on the remote Ascension Island in the Atlantic.

kryonerion retrofit prime focus instrument

In June 2016, Mark Kelley and Dr. Frank Melsheimer completed the retrofit of the 1.2m Kryonerion telescope in the National Observatory of Athens, Greece. The retrofit included a Prime Focus Dual Imaging Instrument designed by Dr. Frank Melsheimer.

Mr. Kelley is instrumental in the success of DFM Engineering and is very much appreciated.


DFM Engineering Team Credentials