Saturday, January 9, 2021 – Monthly Meeting – 2 PM US Central – ONLINE – Featured Speaker: Gary Stephenson – Space suits and Space walks

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Connect with others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

The meeting will be on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 2PM (CDT) ONLINE Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

Tentative Agenda:
2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:30 PM – ISS EVA Operations & the EMU – Gary V. Stephenson
3:30 PM – Q&A
3:45 PM -Share your personal space experiences since the last meeting. Rocket Launches, Other Meetings, Research, etc.
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Space Walks and Space Suits (ISS EVA Operations & the EMU) – Gary V. Stephenson

Gary Stephenson knows space suits. He was the United Technologies / Collins EVA engineer of record for dozens of spacewalks between May 2015 and May 2019. He knows the systems that keep astronauts safe and make spacewalks possible. In this talk, he will give an overview of the space suit technology, how astronauts get into and out of the space station, and talk about the technology that will let people walk on the moon.

About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.

Website:  http://NorthHoustonSpace.org
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Houston-National-Space-Society-Chapter/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/

North Houston Space Society – General Business Meeting and Elections – Monday, Dec. 21 at 2PM

The North Houston Space Society will be holding a General Business Meeting with the Election of a board of directors and officers on Monday, December 21, 2020 at 2PM. This meeting is opened to the public and anyone is welcome to attend. It will be held virtually via ZOOM. To ensure that the meeting is not disrupted, the ZOOM link information will be distributed via email. Please email nathan.price@gmail.com if you are interested in attending.

Business to be discussed and acted on:
1) Review of the NSS Vision, Mission, Rationale, Principles, Beliefs
And the visions for the North Houston Space Society
2) Election of the 2021 Board of Director and Officers.
If you are interested in a position please complete this form.
Current nominations:
a) President/Director:
Nathan Price

Nathan Price works in the software industry but has had a life-long passion for space exploration and development. In 2017, he thought it would be good to start a local chapter of the National Space Society. The chapter began meeting monthly at his home in January 2018, and moved to the Barbara Bush Library in 2019 and then in March 2020 meetings had to move online. He is also involved in other space related projects such as his personal project Countdown to the Moon that will capture a wide variety of views of our return to the moon and our future in space through daily interviews, and he is a Space Hero Insider which will be a global, reality show contest to send an extraordinary, non-astronaut citizen to the International Space Society (ISS) for 10 days. Space exploration and development will benefit humanity, and the North Houston Space Society will work to spread this vision and connected to the daily lives of our community.

b) VP/Director:
Greg Stanley

Dr. Greg Stanley, mostly retired,  creates, develops, and manages innovative technology, especially based on artificial intelligence. Greg has a PhD in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University. He has published over 25 peer-reviewed technical papers.  He worked at Exxon in technical and management roles in process control, engineering, IT, artificial intelligence, and dynamic simulation. He built software products and managed product development as a VP at Gensym, the leading provider of real-time expert systems, where he also consulted on projects for the Iridium satellite communications network, AT&T internet service, Intelsat, Biosphere 2, a Japanese nuclear industry/government consortium, and BMC.  He worked as a VP of software development and QA at Meridium.  As an independent consultant, he helped product design at SAT and SmartSignal.  His role as a VP at Integration Objects supported their product design as well as projects for the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company, Saudi Aramco, and a joint project with Honeywell for an LNG plant in Angola.  Technical specialties include artificial intelligence, fault diagnosis, process control, dynamic simulation, chemical engineering, network management, and estimation theory such as data reconciliation and Kalman filtering, as well as product architecture and software development to implement these applications. 


c) Secretary/Director:
Mahsa Esfand


Mahsa Moghimi Esfandabadi is designing habitats and greenhouses for Mars, Moon, and the zero-gravity through consultations with several companies.  She has over ten years experience working as a professional architect, project manager, and assistant professor.  She has studied the past, present, and future of architecture at the graduate level: M.A. in The Middle Eastern-Iranian Architecture Studies, M.S. Architectural Engineering, and M.S. Aerospace Architecture. She is the first Middle Eastern graduate of the AeroSpace Architecture program at the University of Houston, and the first person from the Middle East to serve on the Space Architecture Technical Committee (SATC). 
d) Treasure/Director:
Keith Dauzat

Keith Dauzat serves as the treasurer of the Clear Lake Space Society and for his local MUD. He has been involved in the North Houston Space Society since its first meeting in January 2018. He has professional training in accounting.
e) 3 non/officer Director Positions:
Dr. Heather Domjan

Dr. Heather Domjan has a long history of promoting STEM in the Houston area. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction (CUIN) of the University of Houston (UH). She is also the Executive Director of the  Science and Engineering Fair of Houston (SEFH). In this role she engages over 800 volunteers and oversee all committees.  Other responsibilities will include: conducting marketing and fundraising events, furthering program development and accounting management, and hosting and attending public relation events.  Domjan will also cultivate long-term strategic partnerships to increase the organization’s effectiveness within the community.


C. Stuart Hardwick

C Stuart Hardwick is a winner of the prestigious Writers of the Future contest and the Jim Baen Memorial Short Story Award. His work regularly appears in Analog Science Fiction & Fact, as well as Galaxy’s Edge, Forbes.com and Mental Floss, among others. A southerner from South Dakota, Stuart grew up creating radio dramas and animated shorts before moving on to robots and ill-conceived flying machines. He’s worked with the creators of the video game Doom, married an aquanaut, and trained his dog to pull a sled.

Stuart studied writing at U.C. Berkeley, lives in Houston, and has been known to wear a cape. For more information and a free signed e-sampler, visit www.cStuartHardwick.com.


awaiting additional nominations
3) Review of the 2020 Report to NSS
4) Review monthly meeting dates – suggestions on speakers
5) Determine time of next General Business Meeting

If there is additional items that should be placed on the agenda, please email nathan.price@gmail.com.

Saturday, December 12, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – 2 PM US Central – ONLINE

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Come join others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

The meeting will be on Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 2PM (CDT) ONLINE Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

Tentative Agenda:
2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Space Communicator SpeechAdam Hawkins
2:20 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Our Future in Space – Guided Discussion lead by Eagle Sarmont
3:30 PM – Q&A
3:45 PM -Share your personal space experiences since the last meeting. Rocket Launches, Other Meetings, Research, etc.
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

Our Future in Space

Eagle Sarmont will lead a discussion about our future in space around the following videos. Eagle has produced and collected much information about opening the High Frontier on his website: http://www.high-frontier.org/

Eagle is a retired aerospace engineer and ship’s officer who likes to design and build things.  He especially likes to design and build things that have never been thought of or built before.  He has designed, built, and test flown hang gliders, ultralight aircraft, homebuilt aircraft, and ground accelerators for launching rockets, and has helped design and build high-performance aircraft such as the F-5, F-18, F-20, F-22, F-35, U-2, SR-71, and the F-117. Some of his work is in orbit around the Earth and a satellite that is headed out of the solar system with his name on it.  He has done original research and have invented wondrous things including the non-rotating Skyhook.  

About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.

Website:  http://NorthHoustonSpace.org
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Houston-National-Space-Society-Chapter/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/

Summary of Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – Featured Speaker: Elliot Roth – Growing Edible Algae on the Moon

Recording:

Attendees:

Space News

Starlink Daily Coverage Estimates: https://sebsebmc.github.io/starlink-coverage/index.html
Dart: https://www.nasa.gov/planetarydefense/dart

Featured Speaker: Elliot Roth – Growing Edible Algae on the Moon

Space Communicator Speech

Brynlee is the first person to complete all three speeches and receive the 2020 Space Communicator trophy!

Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – 2 PM US Central – ONLINE – Featured Speaker: Elliot Roth – Growing Edible Algae on the Moon

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Come join others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

The meeting will be on Saturday, November 7, 2020 at 2PM (CDT) ONLINE Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

Tentative Agenda:
2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Space Communicator Speech
2:20 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – Growing Edible Algae on the Moon – Elliot Roth
3:30 PM – Q&A
3:45 PM -Share your personal space experiences since the last meeting. Rocket Launches, Other Meetings, Research, etc.
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

About the Speaker Elliot Roth

Elliot is the founder of Spira, a company that creates better-tasting spirulina as an ingredient for food companies. Spira has received awards from RebelBioLighthouse Labs, the World Food ProgrammeHalcyon IncubatorBeGreenCommBeBiz, and the National Science Foundation, and has presented at SXSWSynbiobeta and Thought for Food. Elliot is a Kairos Fellow, a Seasteading Ambassador, and Future Founders Fellow. Before Spira, Elliot graduated with a degree in biomedical engineering; he trained at the Stanford d.School as a University Innovation Fellow, and has 10 years of synthetic biology experience and worked for 5 years as a product consultant. He previously founded 6 failed startups and 2 successful nonprofits including an open community science lab. He is incredibly motivated to solve physiological needs using simple biological design.

About This Project

One of the biggest challenges for off-world life is the production of food. Astronauts need nutritionally dense, fast-growing and resource-efficient food that can be grown in a tiny amount of space. This experiment aims to grow spirulina algae to supply a nutritional supplement to the crew. Previous NASA experiments only tested dried spirulina algae. This experiment will test growing conditions and sentiments around fresh spirulina algae to enable nutrition for life in space.

What is the context of this research?

I was selected as a NASA analog astronaut at HI-SEAS to simulate living on the moon. These missions range from a few weeks to months, and test how people might live off-planet in a socially-isolated environment. The enclosed isolated space at HI-SEAS on the side of a volcano in Hawaii, provides a fertile test-bed to run experiments that enable life on other planets and give researchers a sense of what is required to make humanity thrive in those extreme environments.

I’m a giant space geek. Ever since I was a kid I launched rockets and dreamed of finding ways to explore the solar system. I started researching algae as a means of creating access to nutrition anywhere effortlessly, and was selected for this mission due to my experience.

What is the significance of this project?

Algae has the ability to grow quickly on just sunlight, CO2, water and salt while treating wastewater, bioremediating CO2, providing nutrition, and absorbing harmful radiation. This is essential in space when astronauts are resource limited. Previous research has been done by NASA and ESA to investigate the use of algae for closed life-support systems. That research has proceeded slowly as many astronauts did not like the taste of dried algae as a food source.

Fresh algae has no taste and can be grown quickly on-site. This experiment is meant to compare dried algae to fresh and measure the sentiments of fellow astronauts to this new food source while tracking metrics that relate to the growing, harvesting and consuming of freshly grown algae.

About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.

Website:  http://NorthHoustonSpace.org
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Houston-National-Space-Society-Chapter/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/

Summary of Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – Featured Speaker: Richard D. Easton – GPS Declassified

Nathan’s Meeting Overview

BrynLee’s Space Communicator Speech on Space Suit

Greg’s News Update

Richard’s presentation on GPS

Saturday, October 3, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – 2 PM US Central – ONLINE – Featured Speaker: Richard D. Easton – GPS Declassified

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Come join others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

The meeting will be on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 2PM (CDT) ONLINE Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

Tentative Agenda:
2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:10 PM – Space Communicator Speech
2:20 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – “GPS Declassified” – Richard D. Easton
3:30 PM – Q&A
3:45 PM -Share your personal space experiences since the last meeting. Rocket Launches, Other Meetings, Research, etc.
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

About GPS Declassified – Richard D. Easton

Richard Easton is a Fellow of the Casualty Actuarial Society and works for an insurance operation in Irving, Tx. He has degrees from Brown University and the University of Chicago.

He has written and spoken widely on the history of GPS. He is the co-author of GPS Declassified: From Smart Bombs to Smartphones. It was selected for the 2016 Professional Recommended Reading List by the National Security Space Institute and was used in 2019 as a textbook by the Air Power School.

He gave a plenary address in 2009 to the Guidance, Navigation and Control Conference of the AIAA. He spoke in 2012 to the British Interplanetary Society and the National Maritime Museum. He has also talked at the Explorers Club and Air Force Space Command where Gen John Hyten, then its commander and now Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, introduced the talk. He has been on the John Batchelor Show and the Milt Rosenberg Show where he appeared with Paul Spudis.

Richard grew up with the space program. His father Roger Easton co-wrote the proposal for Project Vanguard and designed Vanguard 1 which is the oldest satellite still in orbit. He later played a major role in inventing GPS. In 2006, he received the National Medal of Technology from President Bush.

About GPS Declassified

GPS Declassified examines the development of GPS from its secret, Cold War military roots to its emergence as a worldwide consumer industry. Drawing on previously unexplored documents, the authors examine how military rivalries influenced the creation of GPS and shaped public perceptions about its origin. Since the United States’ first program to launch a satellite in the late 1950s, the nation has pursued dual paths into space—one military and secret, the other scientific and public. Among the many commercial spinoffs this approach has produced, GPS arguably boasts the greatest impact on our daily lives.

Told by the son of a navy insider—whose work helped lay the foundations for the system—and a science and technology journalist, the story chronicles the research and technological advances required for the development of GPS. The authors peek behind the scenes at pivotal events in GPS history. They note how the technology moved from the laboratory to the battlefield to the dashboard and the smartphone, and they raise the specter of how this technology and its surrounding industry affect public policy. Insights into how the system works and how it fits into a long history of advances in navigation tie into discussions of the myriad applications for GPS.

About the Meeting

Meetings are open to all age groups and interest levels. Come explore with us the potential that developing and exploring space has to better life here on earth and to open up new frontiers creating new perspectives that can help enrich the human experience.

The Vision of NSS is people living and working in thriving communities beyond the Earth, and the use of the vast resources of space for the dramatic betterment of humanity.

The Mission of NSS is to promote social, economic, technological, and political change in order to expand civilization beyond Earth, to settle space and to use the resulting resources to build a hopeful and prosperous future for humanity. Accordingly, we support steps toward this goal, including human spaceflight, commercial space development, space exploration, space applications, space resource utilization, robotic precursors, defense against asteroids, relevant science, and space settlement oriented education.

Website:  http://NorthHoustonSpace.org
MeetUp: https://www.meetup.com/Future-North-Houston-National-Space-Society-Chapter/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/NssNorthHoustonSpaceSociety/Posted on

SUMMARY of Saturday, September 5, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – Dr. Moriba Jah (University Texas at Austin)

Opening Comments – Nathan Price

Nathan Price, NSS North Houston Space Society President, opened with a few remarks to set the stage of why we have these meetings and what the point of it is. Our future can be an amazing thing. We can address all resource issues, have unlimited opportunity and adventure for all. This is the promise of space exploration. There is more off of the earth than on it.

Imagine a future where energy is limitless, all metals and resources are cheap, and we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what we know and what we can do.

The alternative is that we need to stick with what we have. And we need to get as much of it for ourselves as possible. Because in order for us to have something, some believe, we must take it from others.

But this is a false choice. What is more limited than land? “Invest in land, because they are not making any more of it.” was investment advice I once heard. But yet, the crops produced from land has change radically overtime. Because we learned better ways to grow crops. And the amount of labor to grow those crops have plummeted overtime.

Every brain that we put towards solving the actual physical problems of humanity, the better it is for everyone. And sometimes that person with the key insight that opens doors for all of us, comes from the most unexpected place.

High School Aerospace Scholars – Sashreek Bhagavatula

Sashreek Bhagavatula had participated in the High School Aerospace Scholars program. This program is available to Texas high school juniors that are US Citizen. It is a year long virtual relationship with NASA includes Interactive lessons on NASA activities related to space exploration, earth science, technology and aeronautics, Design challenges such as 3D drawing, video creation and interactive poster design, and Virtual chats with NASA engineers and scientists.

The highest achieving students get to go to an one week workshop at the Johnson Space Center. There they get to participate on Team projects and briefings directed by NASA engineers and scientists. And perform a Hands-on design challenge and engineering activities planning an Artemis-themed mission. And get tours of NASA facilities.

If you are interested in applying, then check out their website:
https://nas.okstate.edu/has/index.html

Important dates:

Application OpensTuesday, September 8, 2020
Information SessionWednesday, September 23, 2020 from 6 to 7 p.m. CDT Click Here for info session.
Information SessionTuesday, October 6, 2020 from 5 to 6 p.m. CDT Click Here for info session.
Information SessionWednesday, October 14, 2020 from 4 to 5 p.m. CDT Click Here for info session.
Application ClosesWednesday, October 21, 2020, 2 p.m. CDT
Online SessionNovember 2020 – February 2021
Student SelectionsApril 2021
Onsite WorkshopsTBD

Recent Space News – Greg Stanley

There is an increasing amount of space exploration and development activity between each of the meetings that we could easily devote the entire meeting just reviewing what has happened in the past month. Greg Stanley did a wonderful job of sifting through all the bits of news and bringing out some of the key points.

“Monitoring, Quantifying, and Assessing the Near-Earth Anthropogenic Space Object Population: The Foundation to Space Traffic Management” – Moriba Jah – Astrodynamicist – UT Austin

Dr. Moriba Jah described the challenges with observing, tracking, and predicting orbital debris in the near earth environment. He has been working with colleagues and students to create a set of tools that help to combine information from multiple sources and to create a common way of sharing the data and communicating about it.

http://astria.tacc.utexas.edu/AstriaGraph/

Saturday, September 5, 2020 – Monthly Meeting – 2 PM US Central – ONLINE – Featured Speaker: Moriba Jah – Astrodynamicist – UT Austin

Join us for our Monthly NSS North Houston Space Society (http://NorthHoustonSpace.org) meeting. Come join others who are excited about exploring the cosmos, learning how to use the resources of space to improve human life, and who want to go and spread humanity to the rest of the universe.

The meeting will be on Saturday, September 5, 2020 at 2PM (CDT) ONLINE Via ZOOM:  https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85216600533

Tentative Agenda:
2:00 PM – Opening Remarks – Nathan Price
2:05 PM – High School Aerospace Scholars Program – Sashreek Bhagavatula
2:25 PM – Recent Space News – Greg Stanley
2:45 PM – “Monitoring, Quantifying, and Assessing the Near-Earth Anthropogenic Space Object Population: The Foundation to Space Traffic Management” – Moriba Jah – Astrodynamicist – UT Austin
3:15 PM – Q&A
3:30 PM – Space Communicator Speech
3:45 PM -Share your personal space experiences since the last meeting. Rocket Launches, Other Meetings, Research, etc.
4:00 PM – End of Meeting

About Sashreek Bhagavatula

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Sashreek will be talking about his experience in the High School Aerospace Scholars Program. He participated in this program the summer before his senior year of high school. It is a great experience for those interested in the STEM career field and gives you great insight into the various project NASA works on.

Sashreek is a senior at Texas A&M University studying Computer Engineering. His interests lie in Software Engineering, Data Science, and Entrepreneurship. Sashreek previously worked at State Street Corporation as a Software Engineer and Chevron as a Data Engineer. Sashreek also serves as the Director of Technology for the non-profit organization PEAC (Promoting Education Across the Country). Outside of his academic life, Sashreek plays tennis, loves learning about space and innovative technologies, and enjoys reading comics.

About Moriba Jah

Dr. Moriba Jah joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics in 2017. His research interests are in non-gravitational astrodynamics and advanced/non-linear multi-sensor/object tracking, prediction, and information fusion. His expertise is in space object detection, tracking, identification, and characterization, as well as spacecraft navigation.

He received his B.S. in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, Arizona, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder specializing in astrodynamics and statistical orbit determination.

Prior to being at UT Austin, Dr. Jah was the Director of the University of Arizona’s Space Object Behavioral Sciences with applications to Space Domain Awareness, Space Protection, Space Traffic Monitoring, and Space Debris research to name a few. Preceding that, Dr. Jah was the lead for the Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Advanced Sciences and Technology Research Institute for Astronautics (ASTRIA) and a Principal Investigator for Detect/Track/Id/Characterize Program at AFRL’s Space Vehicles Directorate.

Before joining AFRL in 2007, he was a spacecraft navigator for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, CA, serving on Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express (joint mission with ESA), Mars Exploration Rovers, Hayabusa (joint mission with JAXA), and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Dr. Jah is a member of the Astrodynamics Technical Committee of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and a permanent member of the Space Debris Technical Committee of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). He is a Fellow of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), the AFRL, the AAS and the Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), as well as an AIAA Associate Fellow, IEEE Senior Member, Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Aerospace and Electronics Systems, IEEE Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, and Elsevier Information Fusion Journal.

Dr. Jah is a world-recognized subject matter expert in astrodynamics-based Space Domain Awareness sciences and technologies with 75+ publications in peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and symposia. He’s been an invited lecturer and keynote speaker at 20+ national and international space events, workshops and fora.