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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Aug 13, 2012 7:42 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston under www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Friday, August 17, 2012, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Recorded interviews
from the Small Sat Conference. When the program and archives are posted on the blog and the website, the program is ready for play.

2. Sunday, August 19, 2012, 1-3 PM PDT (20-22 GMT)
Webinar broadcast
regarding on orbit servicing and debris mitigation. BRIAN WEEDEN of the Secure World Foundation is with us along with Major General, USAF (Retired) James B. Armor, Jr., is Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for ATK Spacecraft Systems & Services, and Richard DalBello who is Vice President for Government Relations at Intelsat.



You can listen to the audio of this webinar as you would any Space Show program. To see the webinar, visit our private UStream channel, www.ustream.tv/channel/the-space-show. The audio archives will be posted promptly. Due to video processing, rendering, and editing, the video will be posted on our Vimeo channel within a few days. I will post a notice when it is posted on Vimeo.

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.

Richard DalBello is Vice President for Government Relations at Intelsat. He is responsible for leading Intelsat General’s government relations and public policy efforts at the federal and state level and representing Intelsat General before numerous U.S. and international policy bodies.  With more than 20 years of experience, Mr. DalBello is well known in satellite communications and government circles. He served previously as president of the Satellite Broadcasting and Communications Association, and for more than three years as the president of the Satellite Industry Association, the voice of the U.S. commercial satellite industry on policy, regulatory and legislative matters. Earlier, Mr. DalBello was general counsel for Spotcast Communications Inc., and vice president of government affairs, North America, for ICO Global Communications, a provider of mobile satellite communications services. He also served for four years as the Assistant Director for Aeronautics and Space in the White House’s Office of Science and Technology Policy.  Mr. DalBello earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Illinois, a doctorate in jurisprudence from the University of San Francisco, and a master’s in law from McGill University.

Major General, USAF (Retired) James B. Armor, Jr., is Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for ATK Spacecraft Systems & Services, Beltsville, MD. There he is responsible for producing and executing the market strategy for the small satellite, satellite thermal systems, and engineering services businesses for government and commercial space customers. Major General Armor retired from the U.S. Air Force in January 2008, where his last position was as director of the National Security Space Office (NSSO) in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force, Washington, D.C. There he was responsible for coordinating all defense and intelligence space activities, and testified on acquisition and operational issues to Congressional Committees and the UN. Prior to the NSSO, he was Director, Signals Intelligence Systems Acquisition and Operations at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), Vice Commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center at Robins AFB, GA, and Program Director of the NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (GPS) at Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA. He earlier served as a combat crew missile launch officer, a laser signal intelligence analyst and a satellite launch system integrator. He was selected and fully trained as a DoD Space Shuttle payload specialist, and was first to study information warfare while a research fellow at the National War College. He is an associate fellow of AIAA, and President & founder of The Armor Group, LLC, a space consultancy. He is currently on the Board of Directors of NAVSYS Corp, a small navigation and guidance research & development company in Colorado Springs, CO; and on the Board of Advisors of Ubiquitech Ventures, a space and cyber capital fund; and of the Secure World Foundation, a not for profit advocacy and think tank for sustainable space. He has been a member of several National Research Council Studies including the NASA Technology Roadmap Review; Rationale & Goals for US Civil Space Program; and AF Scientific, Technical, Engineering and Math (STEM) Workforce Needs; and a reader for Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies.

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