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e-Happy Hour on AIAA LA-LV Virtual Starship Enterprise

Online event

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e-Happy Hour on
AIAA LA-LV Virtual Starship Enterprise
(Online Meeting Room designed by Max Trest, a middle school student)
Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 6:30 PM PDT

Exciting Development in Space Exploration / Space Tourism in August-October! And in aerospace in general as well. Join us, have fun, and network!

AIAA LA-LV Virtual Starship Enterprise
(Online Meeting Room designed by Max Trest, a middle school student)
Please RSVP / register. And join us online on October 27, 2021. The web link, password, and simple instructions will be emailed to the registrants after Monday, October 25, 2021, a few days before the event. Please check the email Spam or Junk folder at that time if you don't see it in your email Inbox.
Ticket prices:
AIAA Professional member: $2, Non-AIAA member Professionals: $3
AIAA University Student member $1, non-member student: $1.5
High School (HS) students: $0 (free) (AIAA HS member and non-AIAA HS Students. other K-12 Students)
AIAA Educator members: $1.5, non-AIAA member Educator: $2.5
You will be able to meet, chat, networking, and socialize with a computer web browser, camera, microphone / speaker, and a high-speed internet, similar to join a Zoom meeting with a link/URL and password to be provided a few days before the event. A keyboard (a real keyboard of a virtual keyboard) is needed to move around in the virtual meeting facility, to have the mixed-reality simulated in-person presence and experiences. If your computer is ok for a Zoom video / audio meeting (or similar), it will be ok for this as well.
Please join us and give it a try. And help us to try out for a different new way of networking, socializing, and meeting. It will be fun. Thank you very much ! Look forward to meeting you there in this e-Happy Hour! Enjoy!

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The Little Things that go Bump in the Night: Space Debris from the Bottom Up...

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The Little Things that go Bump in the Night:
Space Debris from the Bottom Up…
by
Dr. Henry B. Garrett
AIAA Fellow
Principal Scientist
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory
California Institute of Technology

While now days we tend to think of “space debris” as collisions between large spacecraft, the truth is that the distribution of space debris ranges from the micrometer size particles to objects the size of the ISS or even a derelict rocket booster. Indeed, a 1 m2 surface in LEO can experience 100 impacts visible to the eye in a typical 5 year mission (e.g., the Hubble WFPC). To understand the true range of threats and take steps to mitigate their effects we need to consider the whole mass/velocity range of “debris” and, in addition, include the meteoroid environment in any potential impact studies — the so called MMOD (micrometeoroid and orbital debris) environment. In this short talk, I will first describe the Earth debris and meteoroid environments that currently threaten spacecraft operations. I will then describe simple methods for estimating collision probabilities with emphasis on particles of 1 g or smaller as these can in principle be protected against (that is, larger masses are very difficult to shield and maneuvering is currently the only known mitigation). The physics of hypervelocity impacts will be covered and methods for shielding a spacecraft from the effects of those impacts will then be briefly discussed. To conclude, the overall objective of the talk will be to provide an overview of the range of hypervelocity impact threats posed by the space debris and meteoroids, describe the physics of those impacts, estimate probabilities for an impact, and discuss possible methods of shielding and damage mitigation.

Dr. Garrett has a doctorate in Space Physics and Astronomy. He has over 150 publications on the space environment and its effects with specific emphasis in the areas of atmospheric physics, the low earth ionosphere, radiation, micrometeoroids, space plasma environments, and effects on materials and systems in space. While on active duty in the Air Force he served as Project Scientist for the highly successful SCATHA program which studied the effects of charging on spacecraft. For this he was awarded the Harold Brown Award, the Air Force’s highest scientific award. In 1992, he was selected for a joint DoD/NASA assignment at the Pentagon as part of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization where he acted as the Deputy Program Manager for the Clementine Lunar Mission and Program Manager for the Clementine InterStage Adapter Satellite (ISAS). For contributions to these missions, he was awarded NASA’s Medal for Exceptional Engineering Achievement. After a 30 years career in the USAF Reserves, he retired in 2002 as a full Colonel and was awarded the AF Legion of Merit. During his 40 year career at JPL, he has been responsible for defining the space environment and its effects on reliability for many NASA missions. He has also published several textbooks on the space environment and its impact on spacecraft design and reliability. Dr. Garrett is an international consultant on the terrestrial and interplanetary space environments and spacecraft reliability having worked for INTELSAT, L’Garde, NASDA, LORAL, CNES, and other organizations. In 2006 Dr. Garrett received NASA’s Exceptional Service Medal for “his achievements in advancing the understanding of space environments and effects.” Recently, Dr. Garrett co-authored with Mr. Albert Whittlesey the primary NASA standard on spacecraft surface and internal charging for earth missions. Dr. Garrett retired from full time duties at JPL in 2017 but continues in an emeritus position. He was made a Fellow of the AIAA in 2019.

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Gary Powers Jr. Spyplane Presentation at the Atomic Testing Museum (Las Vegas)

National Atomic Testing Museum

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AIAA LA-LV Section Las Vegas Chapter Meeting

(in Las Vegas)

Monday, November 1, 2021, 4:30 PM PDT (US/Canada)

Gary Powers Jr. Spyplane Presentation at the Atomic Testing Museum

by

Mr. Francis Gary Powers, Jr.

Hear the inside stories as told to his son
Book availability and Signing will follow
NOTE: This is a FREE EVENT, and Seating is limited, so please reserve early.

This is an excellent link for your background prior to attending:

https://www.nbc12.com/2020/08/03/son-famous-u-pilot-francis-gary-powers-works-set-record-straight-about-his-father/

Bring your questions!

Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the founder and chairman emeritus of The Cold War Museum, a 501(c) (3) charity in Vint Hill, Virginia, near Washington, DC. As chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee for the Cold War Theme Study, he works with the National Park Service and leading Cold War experts to identify historic Cold War sites for commemorating, interpreting, and preservation. He served as a consultant to Steven Spielberg's Cold War thriller, Bridge of Spies. He lectures internationally and appears regularly on the History, Discovery, and A&E Channels.

Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

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AIAA Las Vegas Chapter

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Location
National Atomic Testing Museum
755 East Flamingo Road
Las Vegas, NV 89119

United States Loses First Global Space War to Russians, by Mr. Paul Szymanski

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AIAA LA-LV 11/6 Section (Town Hall) e-Meeting (on Zoom)

Saturday, November 6, 2021, 10 AM PDT (US/Canada)

United States Loses First Global Space War to Russians

What is Space War? How to Fight and Win the Next Space War?

by

Mr. Paul Szymanski

Outer Space Warfare Noted Author and Speaker, Space Strategies Center;

Space Control Consultant

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The importance of outer space satellites and their supporting systems cannot be overstated. Their use in the military, civil and commercial world to provide communications, weather, navigation, timing, imagery and Earth resources monitoring provides major advantages to those who employ the information generated by these systems. However, due to the global reach of these space systems, advantages are provided to both friendly and adversary militaries. Beginning with the use of space systems to support military operations during the Arab-Israeli conflicts, and in Desert Storm, both major and minor players are considering how denial of space capabilities of their adversaries will be a force multiplier on terrestrial battlefields.

Based on mathematical/geometric analysis, it is now possible to verify United States attacks on 8 different Russian satellites. It appears that the United States and Russia have been at war in outer space in 2014, due to the Ukrainian conflict. It is my current assessment that the United States has lost this first-ever space war between major countries, due to Russian asymmetrical economic attacks on the US banking system.

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Mr. Paul Szymanski

Mr. PaulSzymanski has 47 years’ experience in missile and space warfare policy, strategy, simulations, surveillance, resilience, threat assessment, long-range strategic planning, and command and control. In addition, he has a comprehensive experience base, having worked with multiple services (Air Force, Army, Navy, Marines), civilian agencies (NASA, DARPA, FEMA), and from the Pentagon (Secretary of the Air Force) to systems development (Space and Missile Systems Center – SMC, now Space Systems Command), technology development (Air Force Research Lab) to operational field test (China Lake Naval Test Center). This gives him a unique perspective in understanding divergent issues associated with each step of DOD procurement processes.

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Tickets: (No Refund within 7 days before the event. No Refund on or after the day of the event.)

$2.95: AIAA Professional Member
$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Professional
$1.95: AIAA Educator Member
$4.95: Non-AIAA Member – Educator
$1.45: AIAA University Student Member
$4.45: Non-AIAA Member – University Student
$0 (No Charge): AIAA High School (HS) Student Member, Non AIAA Member HS Student, and other K-12 Student
(Those K-12 student registrants will be required to type in a statement during registration to confirm with honesty they are indeed High School or K-12 Students.)
$2.95: AIAA Member – Other Categories
$5.95: Non-AIAA Member – Other Categories
$0 (No Charge): AIAA Life-Time Member
$0 (No Charge): AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership

Disclaimer: The views of the speakers do not represent the views of AIAA or the AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section

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