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This Week On The Space Show

Published by Klaus Schmidt on Mon Oct 31, 2016 4:12 am
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The Space Show, hosted by David Livingston at www.TheSpaceShow.com, will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, October 31, 2016, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Orbital ATK updates with General James B. Armor.



Maj. Gen. Jim Armor, USAF (Ret) is the Staff Vice President, Washington Operations for Orbital ATK, Inc. in Arlington, VA. Preceding this position he was the VP for Strategy and Business Development at ATK, Space Systems Division, Beltsville, MD, where he was responsible for market development of small, responsive satellites, satellite components and related engineering services.There he helped to establish an entirely new commercial space market in on-orbit satellite servicing, as well as engineering systems supporting NASA and DARPA space robotics.

Prior to joining ATK, he was the Founder and CEO of The Armor Group, LLC, which provided consulting support to strategy, development, and operations of government and commercial space systems. He is currently on the Board of Advisors to the Secure World Foundation advocating international sustainable space policies, and on the Board of Directors of NAVSYS Corp, a small, woman owned navigation & guidance R&D company in Colorado Springs, CO. He served 34 years in the Air Force in a variety of space command and staff positions including Director of the NAVSTAR GPS Joint Program Office, Director of Acquisition and Operations for Signals Intelligence at the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and as a military payload specialist for the Space Shuttle.

He served as the Director of the National Security Space Office in the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force at the Pentagon, where he was responsible for coordinating all defense and intelligence space activities, before retiring in January 2008. 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. He is an associate fellow of AIAA, and is the winner of the Satellite Industry Association 2007 Satellite Leadership in Government Award, the National Space Society 2008 Space Pioneer Award for Space Development, and the AIAA 2012 Von Braun Award for Space Program Leadership.

2. Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:30-11 AM PDT (16:30-18 GMT)
Space debris and more with Susanne Peters.

Susanne Peters is a researcher at the Institute of Space Technology and Space Applications of the Universität der Bundeswehr München (University of Federal Armed Forces). Ms. Peters concluded her studies of Aerospace engineering in 2012 from the University of Stuttgart and was allowed to write her thesis at the Baylor University Texas. Before that she travelled Australia for a year.

3. Sunday, November 6, 2016, 12-1:30 PM PDT (19-20:30 GMT)
Space radiation issues, acoustic signatures for large rockets discussed with Dr. John Jurist.

Dr. Jurist was simultaneously a physicist and a medical researcher before becoming involved in business. He earned degrees in biophysics and nuclear medicine while he was at the UCLA School of Medicine with his dissertation work performed in the Division of Orthopedic Surgery. 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 successful outpatient surgical center, and founded a nonprofit medical research institute and ran it for four years. Dr. Jurist is experienced in evaluating a business plan and in running a business. He has applied his experience to the developing NewSpace industry as an investor in several small NewSpace corporations, supported R&D in others with corporate grants, and has partly funded academic propulsion, robotics, and biodynamics 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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