The advent of interplanetary small spacecraft, by Dr. Andy Klesh

April 9 @ 11:00 am 12:40 pm PDT

(April 9) The advent of interplanetary small spacecraft (and the enabling of COTS-based robotic explorers), by Dr. Andrew Klesh

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AIAA LA-LV 4/9 Section (Town Hall) Meeting

(An hybrid event: in-person and online on Zoom)

Saturday, April 9, 2022, 11 AM PDT

 

Location (Also it’s online on Zoom) 

Manhattan Beach Library

1320 Highland Avenue

Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

(South of 105 Hwy and West of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))

(also online on Zoom for an hybrid event)

(If you are sick or don’t feel well, please stay home and attend online on Zoom.)

(This event is not sponsored by the Manhattan Beach Library)

 

The Advent of Interplanetary Small Spacecraft (and the Enabling of COTS-based Robotic Explorers)

(plus a general comment on the civilian astronaut application process)

 

by

Dr. Andrew Klesh

Lunar Trailblazer Project Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

(The speaker will present in person.)

 

Recent years have seen an explosion in low-cost exploration as small spacecraft become a regular contributors to science missions. While these craft have made an impact in Earth science for over a decade, including the introduction of high-temporal-resolution imaging, until recently, none have ventured beyond low-Earth orbit. In 2018, MarCO paved the way for interplanetary SmallSat exploration with the successful support of the InSight mission at Mars and the completion of an over 480 million kilometer, 6.5 month independent journey. Now, similar vehicles are heading to asteroids, orbiting the moon, and serving critical roles for novel science opportunities.

 

While these craft explore further from Earth, the same technology is enabling their brethren to dive deep into our oceans or crawl under Antarctic ice shelves. The miniaturization and availability of commercial-off-the-shelf electronics provides new opportunities to explore extreme environments with a renewed look at cost-risk-objective trades.

 

In this seminar, we’ll tell the story of MarCO, and how two small spacecraft changed the perception of the possible. We’ll also look at what upcoming interplanetary small spacecraft are aiming to do, and how lessons learned from interplanetary explorers are making an impact with extreme exploration robotics here on Earth.

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Dr. Andrew Klesh

Lunar Trailblazer Project Systems Engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

 

Dr. Andrew Klesh is a mission architect and the Lunar Trailblazer Project Systems Engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Previously, he served as the chief engineer for MarCO, the first two interplanetary CubeSats, which successfully flew by Mars in 2018. He is also technical lead of several teams which use extreme environment robots and instruments to explore the deep ocean and ice-water interfaces in arctic, Antarctic, and glacial terrains. Prior to JPL, he served as a postdoctoral fellow at JAXA. He has multiple degrees from the University of Michigan (BSE EE, BSE Aero, MSE Aero, MEng Space Systems, PhD Aero), is working on a masters in geology/geophysics, and served as postdoc and chief engineer of Michigan’s Radio Aurora Explorer mission. He was awarded the 2020 AIAA Engineer of the Year and NASA’s Exceptional Engineering Medal for his work on MarCO.

 

Andy is an active EMT and a captain of JPL’s Urban Search and Rescue team. He is an instrument rated private pilot, and previously volunteered on the California Science Center’s scuba dive team. Currently, he volunteers at the USC/Wrigley Hyperbaric Chamber and with the Pasadena Fire Department as an emergency responder. As a lecturer at Caltech and adjunct professor at Arizona State University, he teaches Space Systems, Electronics for Space Applications, and Macgyver Engineering. In his spare time he enjoys tinkering, mountaineering, backpacking, and adventure racing.

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Tentative Agenda: (All Time PDT)

10:30 am – 11:00 am: Check-in, Networking

11:00 am – 11:10 am :Welcome and Introduction

11:10 am – 12:40 pm: Presentations and Q&A

12:40 pm – 01:30 pm: Networking

02:00 pm: Adjourn (Need to leave the meeting room completely by 2 pm)

 

Tickets: (No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards)

 

In-Person tickets: (Online access included)

$5 Presentation Only -No Lunch

$16 AIAA Student / Educator Member Price (w/ Lunch)

$21 Non-AIAA Member -Student / Educator (w/ Lunch)

$20 AIAA Professional Member Price (w/ Lunch)

$25 Non-AIAA Member -Professional Price (w/ Lunch)

$17: AIAA Life-Time Member (w/ Lunch)

$17: AIAA Member with 20 or more years of membership (w/ Lunch)

 

COVID-19 Pre-cautions:

 

(This rule could be changed anytime before the event. Further update will be provided if any changes.)

 

Currently, this meeting room still has the indoor masking and social distancing mandates. The seats are limited, but the online-only tickets are available (See below). Please only RSVP the in-person tickets if you are sure you will show up in-person. If you booked with in-person tickets, but realized you can’t make it in-person, please inform us ASAP. However, No Refund Within 7 Days of the Event Date or Afterwards. Each in-person ticket will include the online access as well.

 

No food or water consumption is allowed in this meeting room. Therefore, the lunchbox will be picked up at the end of the presentation/Q&A and to be taken home or enjoyed outside the building. There is a patio right next to the meeting room, however, only 1 table and several chairs in this public patio area.

 

Online-Only tickets:

$2.95: (Online Only) AIAA Professional Member

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Professional

$1.95: (Online Only) AIAA Educator Member

$4.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Educator

$1.45: (Online Only) AIAA University Student Member

$4.45: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – University Student

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) 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: (Online Only) AIAA Member – Other Categories

$5.95: (Online Only) Non-AIAA Member – Other Categories

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) AIAA Life-Time Member

$0 (No Charge): (Online Only) 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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April 9
Time:
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Phone:
(949)426-8175
Email:
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Website:
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Manhattan Beach Library

1320 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266 US
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Aquarius, a Reusable Water-Based Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Transport w/ Dan Adamo | ModelCenter: Performing Multidisciplinary Analysis & Optimization (MDAO) and enabling Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) w/ Tony Davenport

September 26, 2020 @ 10:00 am 1:30 pm PDT

Aquarius, a Reusable Water-Based Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Transport w/ Dan Adamo | ModelCenter: Performing Multidisciplinary Analysis & Optimization (MDAO) and enabling Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) w/ Tony Davenport

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Saturday, September 26, 2020, 10 AM
Tentative Agenda:
10:05 am: Dr. Chandrashekhar Sonwane (Welcome, AIAA LA LV)
10:10 am: Dr. Brian Brady (Welcome, SCALACS)
10:15 am: Daniel R. Adamo
12:15 pm: Tony Davenport
02:15 pm: Adjourn

Aquarius, a Reusable Water-Based Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Transport
by
Daniel R. Adamo
AIAA Distinguished Lecturer
AIAA Associate Fellow
Independent Astrodynamics Consultant
NASA JSC – Retired

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ModelCenter: Performing Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) and enabling Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
by
Tony Davenport
Regional Manager,
Phoenix Integration

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Aquarius, a Reusable Water-Based Interplanetary Human Spaceflight Transport
This 1.5-hour lecture reviews major challenges to interplanetary human spaceflight and suggests strategies by which they may be addressed. These strategies include pre-emplaced Earth return consumables at the interplanetary destination, water used as a high-efficiency/high-thrust propellant also serving as crew radiation shielding, and transport servicing in a distant retrograde orbit about the Moon. Applied to a hypothetical transport christened Aquarius, the strategies are shown to enable routine and sustainable roundtrips between Earth and Deimos, the outer moon of Mars. Knowledge gaps pertaining to Aquarius are identified with the intent of motivating changes in current technology roadmaps. After listening to this lecture, anyone with interplanetary human spaceflight interests will be conversant with associated technology issues and plausible means by which they might be resolved.

Mr. Dan Adamo is an astrodynamics consultant focused on space mission trajectory design, operations, and architecture. He works with clients primarily at NASA and in academia.
Until retirement in 2008, Mr. Adamo was employed by United Space Alliance as a trajectory expert, serving as a “front room” flight controller for 60 Space Shuttle missions. Along with console duties during simulations and missions, this job entailed development of trajectory designs, software tools, flight rules, console procedures, and operations concepts. Mr. Adamo began his career at the Perkin-Elmer Corporation where he developed and operated proof-of-concept software for computer-controlled polishing of optical elements. He has degrees in Physical Sciences and Optical Engineering from the University of Houston and the University of Rochester, respectively.

Mr. Adamo is an AIAA Associate Fellow and the author of many publications (ref. http://www.aiaahouston.org/adamo_astrodynamics/). He has received numerous awards, including 14 NASA Group Achievement Awards.

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ModelCenter: Performing Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization (MDAO) and enabling Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE)
This presentation will introduce and expand on concepts in Multi-Disciplinary Design, Analysis and Optimization (MDAO). Over the last 25 years, major aerospace companies utilized ModelCenter to make decisions and exceed their customer’s requirements. By automating and integrating discipline based mission, system, analytical, and cost solutions together to create a workflow, ModelCenter allows engineers to create tremendous improvements in price per performance while reducing risk on a project. Once the workflow is created, anyone in the organization’s digital thread can use sensitivity, design of experiments, optimization and risk/reliability algorithms to digitally test and improve all aspects of the design. Workflows can be created across the organizations desktops, HPC, cloud, and in a hybrid environment. By attending this 1.5 presentation, you will learn MDAO concepts and how many aerospace companies are utilizing this capability today.

Tony Davenport, Regional Manager, Phoenix Integration

After performing analytical engineering for 10 years at various engineering firms including EDS, Westinghouse, and Northrop Grumman, Tony spent the next 15 years helping many aerospace and defense companies optimize their CAE processes as an engineering business consultant. Tony joined Phoenix in 2016 to manage our sales activity for the US East Region, bringing significant knowledge and experience of engineering simulation tools gathered over his many years with MSC and ESI Group. He was appointed US Regional Manager in 2018 and overseas the sales organization to build positive and mutually beneficial relationships with our customers. Tony holds a Master of Business Administration, and a Bachelor’s of Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.

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https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthonydavenport

 

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Details

Date:
September 26, 2020
Time:
10:00 am – 1:30 pm PDT
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://conta.cc/2BwZaaJ

Organizer

AIAA Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
Phone:
(949)426-8175
Email:
events.aiaalalv@gmail.om
Website:
aiaa-lalv.org