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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:31 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, February 11, 2013, 2-3:30 PM PST (22-23:30 GMT)
DR. JIM WERTZ
returns regarding Reinventing Space — Methods for Dramatically Reducing Space Mission Cost and Schedule.   This includes a special USC graduate course, his AIAA course in May, and a new joint Microcosm/USC Reinventing Space Project.

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As President of Microcosm, Dr. Wertz has technical and management responsibility for work in Microcosm’s main business areas: space mission engineering, low cost space launch systems, autonomous navigation and orbit control, satellite orbit and attitude systems, space sensor design, and space software development. Under the direction of Dr. Wertz, Microcosm has become a principal creator of practical solutions to reduce both space mission cost and launch cost. In addition to his management functions, Dr. Wertz continues a technical leadership role and remains an internationally recognized authority in orbit and attitude determination and control systems, satellite autonomy and sensor measurement theory, and space mission cost reduction. His experience includes virtually all mission phases: concept exploration, hardware design and development (both at the system and component levels), integration and test, launch support, and mission operations. He is the editor and principal author of:
•           Spacecraft Attitude Determination and Control (D. Reidel, 1978, 858 pg.), the standard reference work in this field now in its 13th printing.
•           Space Mission Analysis and Design (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1st edition, 1990; 2nd edition, 1992; 3rd edition, 1999, 969 pg.), the most widely used astronautics text and reference in print.
•           Reducing Space Mission Cost (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1996, 617 pg.), volume aimed at changing the way business is done in space.
•           Mission Geometry; Orbit and Constellation Design and Management (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001, 934 pg.), first of a 3-volume series intended as the new standard reference in Spacecraft Orbit and Attitude Systems.

Dr. Wertz holds multiple patents in orbit and attitude systems. He has taught courses worldwide in “Space Mission Analysis and Design,” “Orbit and Attitude Systems,” “Design of Low-Cost Space Missions,” and “Constellation Design, Management and Economics.” He has provided professional systems and mission engineering training at JPL, JSC, GSFC, LaRC, ESA, ESTEC, CNES, CSA, AFRL, SMC, and numerous corporate venues in the U.S., Canada, and Europe. Dr. Wertz is an Adjunct Professor of Astronautics at USC, a Fellow of both the British Interplanetary Society and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics. Dr. Wertz received his Ph.D in physics at the University of Texas in Austin, his B.S. in physics at MIT, and his M.S. from George Washington University.

2. Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 7-8:30 PM PST (February 13, 3-4:30 GMT)
DR. SEAN CASEY
returns for updates and news with the Silicon Valley Space Center.
Dr. Casey is the co-founder of the Silicon Valley Space Center, a non- profit business accelerator focused on connecting entrepreneurs with the  NewSpace Industry.  For the last 15-years, Dr. Casey served as a senior  scientist with the Universities Space Research Association for NASA’s Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA). The SOFIA program is a joint mission between NASA and the DLR. On SOFIA, Dr. Casey’s responsibilities included coordination of the design and development of the first-light science instruments and leadership of science instrument integration for early SOFIA science. Dr. Casey did his undergraduate work at  Knox College in Galesburg, IL and his Ph.D. at the University of Chicago.  Dr. Casey’s personal research interests include the study of interstellar dust grain composition and their resultant optical absorption  and emission properties. As a research scientist, Dr. Casey has worked at both NASA Goddard, Ames, and the Dryden Flight Research Center. While at Chicago and Goddard, he did a considerable amount of observing aboard the Kuiper Airborne Observatory, a predecessor to SOFIA. Dr. Casey also holds dual MBAs from the Berkeley Haas and Columbia Schools of business and serves as an adviser and co-founder for several NewSpace start-ups in Silicon Valley.

3. Sunday, February 17, 2013, 12-1:30 PM PST (20-21:30 GMT)
DR. HAYM BENAROYA
returns who will show us what goes on behind the scenes in engineering space hardware and infrastructure. On Saturday before this webinar, Dr. Livingston will upload to the blog Dr. Benaroya’s presentation material. DR. JOHN JURIST is co-hosting this program with Dr. Livingston. You can hear the audio as you would any Space Show program. To view the webinar, use The Space Show private UStream channel, www.ustream.tv/channel/the-space-show.

Dr. Haym Benaroya is a professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Rutgers University. He is also a noted lecturer at national and international space conferences and a space advocate. He received both his Ph.D. and Masters in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Benaroya’s space interests include the modeling of space and lunar base structures, space business and technology transfer, as well as the economic and political factors affecting space commerce. Dr. Benaroya has published many space related articles in peer review publications, especially concerning lunar structures and engineering.

Dr. Jurist
was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He has degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine earned while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine. Dr. Jurist has held faculty positions at the University of Wisconsin (Madison) in the Medical School’s Division of Orthopedic Surgery and in the Space Science and Engineering Center. In the former, he studied human factors in space flight during Apollo and what was then called Apollo Applications and organized a metabolic bone disease laboratory for translational research. In the latter during the early 1970s, he was team leader of the group that transmitted the first medical imaging over communications satellite links in a precursor to telemedicine. In the business arena, he created and ran a biomedical engineering consulting firm, was president of a highly successful outpatient surgical center, and founded a nonprofit medical research institute and ran it for four years — it now has an eight figure annual research budget. Dr. Jurist is a proven expert on running a business and evaluating a business plan. He is now applying his experience to the developing NewSpace industry as an early investor in several small NewSpace corporations, supported R&D in others with corporate grants, and has partly funded academic propulsion and robotics research groups at multiple universities. Among other professional organizations, he is currently a Life Member of the International Association of Military Flight Surgeon Pilots, an Associate Fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, an Emeritus member of the Orthopaedic Research Society, and a Fellow of the Gerontological Society. His teaching and research activities revolve around his present positions of Adjunct Professor of Space Studies in the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences at UND and Adjunct Professor of Biophysics and Aviation at Rocky Mountain College.

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