Volume 20 Issue 2
A European Look



Fernand Alby coordinates all space debris studies at CNES.
Contact:: fernand.alby@cnes.fr

Carlos I. Calle, Ph.D. is Lead Scientist of the Electrostatics and Surface Physics Laboratory at NASA's Kennedy Space Center. He is the author of the book Superstrings and Other Things: A Guide to Physics, Institute of Physics Publishing, Bristol and Philadelphia, 2001.

David Croenne works at the Columbus Control Center, and he is part of the Flight Control Team.
Contact:: david.croenne@sess.de

Bèatrice Deguine obtained her Ph.D. in applied mathematics in 1995 and leads the Orbitography Department at CNES.
Contact:: beatrice.deguine@cnes.fr

Nick Devereux, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor for the Physics and Astronomy Department at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ.

David Fuller is a 25 year veteran of air traffic control, Space Shuttle, Spacelab, and commercial satellite operations. Contact:: david_fuller@sbcglobal.net

William O. Glascoe III, PMP is a contractor at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's Nuclear Technology Division and a Major in the USAF Reserves augmenting the Space Safety Division at HQ Air Force Space Command. He graduated from the USAF Academy and the University of Colorado at Boulder and is an alumnus of the International Space University. Contact:: wglascoe@csc.com

Cristina Guidi - NASA Kennedy Space Center
Ms. Cristina Guidi has 16 years of experience in aerospace operations and technology development, and she is currently the NASA spaceport technologies program formulation manager for the Future Interagency Spaceport and Range Technology Program, the NASA Chair for the Advanced Spaceport Technologies Working Group, as well as the Acquisition Strategy Manager for Exploration Launch Vehicles. She was also the Lead Orbiter Project Engineer for the Space Shuttle Endeavour (OV-105). Ms. Guidi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Florida International University, and a Masters of Science degree in Space Systems from the Florida Institute of Technology.

Shelia Helton-Ingram - FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Mrs. Shelia Helton-Ingram has over 20 years of experience in various facets of aviation development, training, testing and operations. She is currently working for the FAA, in the Office of Commercial Space Transportation as a Transportation Analyst. Her responsibilities include the safe integration of space vehicles operating within the National Airspace System.

Tom Hill works in the aerospace industry on weather satellites, but his passion is getting humans into space to stay. He's working on a book detailing the past, present and possible futures for humankind beyond the atmosphere titled "Space: What Now?"

Stewart Jackson - FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Mr. Stewart Jackson has over 26 years experience as an aerospace engineer, with 16 years experience in private industry before joining the FAA in 1994. Mr. Jackson is currently the Deputy Division Manager of System Engineering and Training in the Office of Commercial Space Transportation, and he has led teams that have granted the first FAA reentry operator's license and first launch site operator's license, and has developed the Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) regulations. Mr. Jackson holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering (BEME) from the City University of New York, a Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA) from Strayer University, and he is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Jeremy Jacobsohn, Ph.D. studied Operations Research and then Electrical Engineering, and now develops fleet operations software at Intelsat in Washington DC. Current challenge is to integrate the legacy Intelsat and legacy Panamsat fleet operations into a single system with efficient use of shared resources.
Contact:: jeremy.jacobsohn@intelsat.com

Jeff Krukin is an international speaker, writer, and analyst concerned with The Human-Space ConnectionTM and commercial space development.
Contact:: www.jeffkrukin.com

David B. LaVallee works in the Space Department of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. He is currently the Operations Team Lead for a JHU/APL science instrument onboard the Cassini spacecraft. His interests include autonomous systems to support spacecraft operations.
Contact:: david.lavallee@jhuapl.edu

Laurence Lorda is part of the operational flight dynamics team at CNES, with primary responsibilities on Telecom 2 stationkeeping.
Contact:: laurence.lorda@cnes.fr

Zeina Mounzer has been working for Vega since 2000 as a Simulations Officer at the European Space Operations Centre. In this capacity she has worked on Envisat, Smart-1 and Mars Express missions, and is currently working as a Spacecraft Operations Engineer on Mars Express. She has an M.Sc. degree in Aerospace Engineering.
Contact:: zeina.mounzer@esa.int

Daniel P. Murray is the Principle Engineer for Space and Air Traffic Management in the Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Commercial Space Transportation in Washington, DC.
Contact:: Daniel.Murray@faa.gov

Matthew Nichols, Ph.D. is an Arms Control Treaty Advisor with the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command.

Franz Newland, Ph.D., is Mission Analysis manager in COM DEV’s Mission Development Group, based in Cambridge, Ontario, where he is responsible for mission design, flight dynamics and operations concept activities for COM DEV’s microsatellite missions. He has previously worked as a contractor in the European Space Operations Centre supporting operations simulation activities, and in the French Space Agency, CNES, as a postdoctoral researcher and subsequently as a contractor looking after simulation and training activities for the ESA ATV mission. He holds a degree in Aerospace Systems Engineering from the University of Southampton, UK and a PhD in satellite image processing from the same institution, and is a UK chartered engineer and member of the Royal Aeronautical Society.
Contact:: franz.newland@comdev.ca

Carrie D. Olsen, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Aerospace Engineering at Mississippi State University. Prior to joining the MSU faculty, she spent eighteen years as an orbital analyst, mission planner and operations director for NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center. In addition to various topics in orbital mechanics, Dr. Olsen has a keen interest in the advancement of space mission operations processes and techniques, especially as they relate to long-duration human spaceflight.
Contact:: colsen@ae.msstate.edu

Jackie Reilly works in the product development area of a.i. solutions, Inc in Lanham, MD. A.i. solutions is responsible for creating the COTS software FreeFlyer and Jackie helped to redesign the user interface, teaches training, and conducts product demonstrations. Prior to working in the product group, she worked on the EOS satellites AQUA and AURA as well as the GPS satellites using FreeFlyer to conduct all of her mission analysis.
Contact:: Jackie.Reilly@ai-solutions.com

Etienne Rolet works at the Columbus Control Center on Ground Operations.
Contact:: etienne.rolet@sess.de

Darin M. Skelly - NASA Kennedy Space Center
Mr. Darin Skelly has more than 10 years of experience in the aerospace industry, mostly in the areas of flight system safety, mechanical engineering, integration engineering, and launch processing. Mr. Skelly is currently the NASA range program formulation manager for the Future Interagency Spaceport and Range Technology Program, and he is the NASA Chair for the Advanced Range Technologies Working Group. Mr. Skelly was the Mission Manager the 2001 Mars Odyssey Launch, and has served on the Kennedy Space Center (KSC) executive staff, where he was involved with strategic planning and vision development for KSC. Mr. Skelly holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Florida, and a Master of Science in Engineering Management from the University of Central Florida.

Trevor C. Sorensen, Ph.D was born in Brisbane, Australia. Dr. Sorensen received his BS. (1973), M.S. (1976) and Doctor of Engineering (1979) degrees in Aerospace Engineering from University of Kansas (KU). He did his doctoral project on Pioneer Venus at NASA Ames. He then was a Space Shuttle guidance and control engineer, worked in Mission Control as assistant Flight Director, and finally was a software engineering manager supporting Shuttle missions. In 1990 he joined Bendix Field Engineering (now Honeywell, Inc.) in Alexandria, Virginia, as Observations Manager of the Department of Defense’s LACE satellite. In 1994, Dr. Sorensen was the Lunar Mission Manager for the DoD/NASA Clementine lunar mission for which he received the NASA Medal for Exceptional Scientific Achievement and nominated Engineer of the Year by Design News magazine. Dr. Sorensen was the program manager for the $23 million Space Systems R&D contract with the Naval Research Laboratory under which the USAF MSTI-3 satellite was operated. He was then technical director for Honeywell’s global satellite tracking and control system, DataLynx. From 2000-2007 Dr. Sorensen was an associate professor in the KU Department of Aerospace Engineering. In 2007 he joined the University of Hawaii as a professor and project manager in the Hawaii Space Flight Laboratory. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), and is on the AIAA Board of Directors as the Director of the Space and Missiles Group, which consists of 14 technical committees. He is also a member of the International Space Operations Organization’s Committee-at-Large and chair of their Awards Group.

Carole Thiebaut obtained her Ph.D. in astronomy and image processing in 2003 and is currently performing post-doctoral research at CNES related to space debris observations.
Contact:: carole.thiebaut@stage.cnes.fr

Richard VanSuetendael, Ph.D. - FAA William J. Hughes Technical Center
Dr. VanSuetendael is a licensed engineer with twenty-five years experience, primarily in the development of National Airspace System subsystems and air traffic management tools. Supporting the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, he is currently the FAA R&D liaison at Kennedy Space Center, where he is a member of the Advanced Range and Advanced Spaceport Technologies Working Groups and the Future Interagency Range and Spaceport Technologies Program formulation team. Dr. VanSuetendael holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hartford, Master of Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and a Ph.D. in Operations Research from the Florida Institute of Technology.
Contact:: Richard.VanSuetendael-1@ksc.nasa.gov

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