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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Jul 9, 2012 5:29 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, July 9, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
, USAF, returns.
Col Carol P. Welsch is Acting Director, Space Development and Test Directorate, Kirtland AFB.  The Space Development and Test Directorate’s mission is to deliver small, responsive space capabilities to users across the National Security Space community. The Directorate consists of a combined team of 1,000+ military, government civilians and contractors responsible for the development, acquisition, launch, demonstration, test and operations of DoD and civil space systems  Col Welsch graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science in aeronautical engineering, and completed Rensselaer’s Air Force ROTC program as a distinguished graduate. 



Col Welsch’s career includes a diverse set of assignments as an engineer in the space acquisition, space operations, cruise missile flight test, and strategic intelligence fields. Col Welsch briefly left the engineering field to serve as an Air Force Legislative Fellow to the Office of Senator Wayne Allard. As a member of Senator Allard’s staff, she was responsible for all homeland security issues and assisted on military and space legislative issues. She followed this fellowship with assignments to the Air Staff Directorate of Space Operations and the Office of Legislative Liaison, where she served as the Secretary of the Air Force’s focal point for all Air Force space legislative issues.  Col Welsch graduated with Academic Distinction from the Air War College at Maxwell AFB, AL in 2008.  Her assignment prior to Kirtland AFB was Los Angeles AFB where she served as the Director of Engineering, Space Superiority Systems Wing (SYSW), Space and Missile Systems Center.  As the SYSW Director of Engineering, she was responsible for systems engineering, technology development and development planning of a $4B space control enterprise including space situational awareness and counterspace systems.

1988 Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
1991 Masters of Aeronautical Science in management, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
1993 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL
1999 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2001 Air Force Legislative’s Fellow Program, Washington, DC
2006 Air War College, by correspondence
2008 Master of Science in Strategic Studies and Air War College, Maxwell AFB, AL.

2. Tuesday, July 10, 2012, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 11, 2-3:30 GMT)
returns for new and different space perspectives, space news updates, and much more.
Dr. Jeff Bell has his B.S. (Physics + Astronomy) Univ. of Michigan 1977 M.S. (Astronomy) Univ. of Hawaii 1979 Ph.D. (Astronomy) Univ. of Hawaii 1984. From 1984-2000 he was Professor of Planetary Science, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics, Univ. of Hawaii, he conducted research on mineralogical composition of asteroids from visible and IR reflection spectroscopy, he was a Science Team Member, Comet Rendezvous / Asteroid Flyby spacecraft (1984-88), and the Principal Investigator on several space mission proposals. Since 2003 Dr. Bell has written a semi-regular opinion column on space policy and technology for web site SpaceDaily.com, attempting to bring a more skeptical and realistic perspective to the pro-space community.

3. Friday, July 13, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
of Utah State University & the Space Dynamics Lab returns  to tell us about this year’s Small Sat Conference in Logan, Utah.
Dr. Patterson is currently the Director of the Technology Innovation Division within Utah State University’s Space Dynamics Laboratory (USU/SDL), and is the Chairman of the annual AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites. He has also held positions as the Director of the Innovative Science and Engineering Division as well as the Director of Business Development at USU/SDL. In his 20 years of space experience he has been involved in the research, operations, and management associated with space based infrared sensors, small spacecraft and sounding rockets. His doctoral research was based on the rocket flights of the CODA I and II science missions, where he investigated the effects of disturbances caused by sounding rockets on the measurement of atomic oxygen using the resonant fluorescence technique in the mesosphere and lower thermosphere.

4. Sunday, July 15, 2012, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
of Microlaunchers returns for a full Space Show discussion on Microlaunchers.
Charles Pooley is self employed as a consultant and designer with 40 years experience in the fields of circuit design, servos, electrooptics. His background ranges from two years on an oceanographic research ship, involvement in startups, four patents, design of a sounding rocket. Believing that the pathway to access to space requires developing the means to get there, he has for 30 years been studying the relevant technologies, including rocket propulsion, thermodynamics, and other areas bearing on the engineering of launcher systems. For the past eight years he has been more narrowly focused on the strategy of small scale vehicles and spacecraft as the key to bypassing the problems encountered by startup ventures which hope to begin with “full size” vehicles. With the startup venture Microlaunchers, he is working to develop a small launcher system.

You can listen to the shows under www.TheSpaceShow.com
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