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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 6, 2012 8:11 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, August 6, 2012, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
returns to the program to discuss lunar economics. Please see http://denniswingo.wordpress.com/2012/07/16/changing-the-conversation-about-the-economic-development-of-the-moon.
Dennis Wingo is the author of the recently published book, “Moonrush: Improving Life on Earth with the Moon’s Resources.” He is also the CTO of Orbital Recovery Corporation and president of Skycorp, Inc. He is a 22-year veteran of the computer, academic, and space communities and was an integral force in the use of commercial systems for use in space and flew the first MacIntosh on the Space Shuttle as experiment controller.



Orbital Recovery Corporation is developing a way to extend the life of satellites by up to ten years or more and SkyCorp Inc. has developed a patented approach to the development of highly capable spacecraft manufactured on orbit on the Space Shuttle or International Space Station. SkyCorp has also qualified payloads for flight to the station via the Russian Soyuz vehicle, one of which was used in the filming of a commercial last year for the American retailer Radio Shack. Mr. Wingo received his degree in Engineering Physics at the University of Alabama in Huntsville where he won honors for his academic publications and for his unique approach to small satellite development.

2. Thursday, August 9, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
AIAA Space 2012 program
with DR. TREVOR SORENSEN and JEFFREY LAUB. Our program is a one hour program. Space 2012 is in Pasadena, CA. For more information, visit https://www.aiaa.org/SPACE2012.

Born in Brisbane, Australia, Dr. Trevor Sorensen received his BS. (1973), M.S. (1976) and Doctor of Engineering (1979) degrees in Aerospace Engineering from University of Kansas (KU). He did his doctoral project on Pioneer Venus at NASA Ames. He then was a Space Shuttle guidance and control engineer for STS-1 and STS-2, worked in Mission Control as assistant Flight Director, and finally was a software engineering manager supporting Shuttle missions until 1987. He was CEO of a computer game publishing company, Interstel Corporation, which was an affiliated label of Electronic Arts. Interstel had published Empire, which was Computer Gaming World’s Game of the Year in 1988, and Dr. Sorensen authored three hit computer games, Star Fleet I, Star Fleet II, and Star Legions. In 1990 he joined Bendix Field Engineering (now Honeywell, Inc.) in Alexandria, Virginia, as Observations Manager of the Department of Defense’s LACE satellite. In 1994, Dr. Sorensen was the Lunar Mission Manager for the DoD/NASA Clementine lunar mission for which he received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement. Dr. Sorensen was the program manager for the $23 million Space Systems R&D contract with the Naval Research Laboratory under which the USAF MSTI-3 satellite was operated. He was then the architect and technical director for Honeywell’s global satellite tracking and control system, DataLynx. Dr. Sorensen joined the KU Aerospace Engineering Department as associate professor 2000-2007. In 2007 he joined the University of Hawaii as a specialist professor and project manager in the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and is on the AIAA Board of Directors as the Director of the Space and Missiles Group, which consists of 13 technical committees.

Jeff Laube is a senior project engineer with the Launch Systems Division, which is part of Civil and Commercial Launch Projects at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, California. In his 30-plus years in the aerospace industry, Jeff has worked a variety of space launch and spacecraft development programs. At McDonnell Douglas, he was a mission designer for the Delta Launch Vehicle and PAM programs and a system engineering lead for the Delta Clipper Programs. At Lockheed Martin, Jeff was a Systems Operations Team Lead for the X-33/VentureStar Reusable Launch Vehicle Program. With Northrop Grumman, he was an element manager for the Project Prometheus/Jupiter Icy Moon Orbiter program and supported their Eagle satellite development program as system engineering lead and program manager. For AIAA, Jeff has served in a variety roles including Chair for the Orange County, California, section and recently has completed his term as Chair for the Space Operations and Support Technical Committee. Besides being recently honored as an Associate Fellow for the society, he is the Technical Program Chair for the upcoming AIAA SPACE 2012 Conference to be held Sept. 11-13 in Pasadena, California. He received his BS in Aerospace Engineering from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in 1981 and his MS in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California in 1986.

3. Friday, August 3, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
of Secure World Foundation returns to talk with us about space economics and his recent Space Review articles on the subject. For example, see http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2093/1.
Brian Weeden is Technical Advisor for Secure World Foundation, and has fourteen years of professional experience in the national and international space security arena. His wealth of technical knowledge and expertise has established him as a thought leader for providing critical analysis that supports development of space policy on a global scale. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mr. Weeden served nine years on active duty as an officer in the United States Air Force working in space and ICBM operations. As part of U.S. Strategic Command’s Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC), Captain Weeden directed the orbital analyst training program and developed tactics, techniques and procedures for improving space situational awareness. In his current role as Technical Advisor, Mr. Weeden conducts research on space debris, global space situational awareness, space traffic management, protection of space assets, and space governance. He also organizes national and international workshops to increase awareness of and facilitate dialogue on space security and sustainability topics. Respected and recognized as an expert, Mr. Weeden’s research and analysis have been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, the BBC, Fox News, China Radio International, the Economist, academic journals, presentations to the United Nations, and testimony before the U.S. Congress. He is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Space Security. View Mr. Weeden’s publications Education.  Mr. Weeden holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, a Masters of Science (M.S) degree in Space Studies from the University of North Dakota, and is also a graduate of the International Space University Space Studies Program (2007, Beijing). He is currently a PhD student in Science and Technology Public Policy at George Washington University.

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