(June 26, 2021) AIAA LA-LV Planetary Defense Workshop (including Hands-on Team Exercises) with Asteroid Exploration Updates

Event Information: https://conta.cc/3hvTlNs

YouTube AIAA LA-LV Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCCJrx_vB7oxnU6T1yinEapg

Video Recording on YouTube:
(Part 1) https://youtu.be/yBG5nbGgNbs

(Part 2) https://youtu.be/JHtXwvIdEns

(Part 3) https://youtu.be/Xd-rL17eNVo

(Team Exercises Session Snapshot Part 1)
https://youtu.be/_bKHMrAz1Fc

(Team Exercises Session Snapshot Part 2)
https://youtu.be/Po7qTOmfF9w

(Team Exercises Session Snapshot Part 3)
https://youtu.be/_TqEDqLMKX4

(Team Exercises Session Snapshot Part 4)
https://youtu.be/CoQPJqQPohg

(Team Exercises Session Snapshot Part 5)
https://youtu.be/5f3KpSvH_80

(Also see the upload on this site below):

AIAA / LA-LV will continue to hold Planetary Defense and Asteroid Exploration events and post related articles / news. If you have any articles, stories, etc., please let us know. (events.aiaalalv@gmail.com)

AIAA LA-LV Podcasts (audio): (also see the audio recording upload below)
https://rss.com/podcasts/aiaa-losangeles-lasvegas/228045/ (Part 1)

https://rss.com/podcasts/aiaa-losangeles-lasvegas/228063/ (Part 2)

https://rss.com/podcasts/aiaa-losangeles-lasvegas/228085/ (Part 3)
https://rss.com/podcasts/aiaa-losangeles-lasvegas/
https://open.spotify.com/show/4Uvslv07JHgBDUa3HkxmbO
https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9tZWRpYS5yc3MuY29tL2FpYWEtbG9zYW5nZWxlcy1sYXN2ZWdhcy9mZWVkLnhtbA
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AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop and Asteroid Exploration Part 1
AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop and Asteroid Exploration Part 2
AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop and Asteroid Exploration Part 3
AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop and Asteroid Exploration Part 1.mp3
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AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop Hands on Team Exercises Sessions Part 1
AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop Hands on Team Exercises Sessions Part 2
AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop Hands on Team Exercises Sessions Part 3
AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop Hands on Team Exercises Sessions Part 4
AIAA LA LV June 26 2021 Planetary Defense Workshop Hands on Team Exercises Sessions Part 5

(2021 May 22) Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion by Joseph A. Sholtis, Jr., LtCol, USAF (Ret)

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Video Recording for this event on YouTube:
https://youtu.be/FrMQlN3JQE4
(Also see the upload on this site below)
Presentation Slides (PDF): (Please see the upload on this site below)

Space Nuclear Propulsion for Human Mars Exploration (National Academies of Engineering)

https://www.nap.edu/catalog/25977/space-nuclear-propulsion-for-human-mars-exploration

Naval Reactors annual reports, August 25, 2017

https://www.energy.gov/nnsa/downloads/naval-reactors-annual-reports

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AIAA LA-LV 2021 May 22 Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion by Joseph A Sholtis Jr., LtCol, USAF (Ret)

Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion by Joseph A Sholtis Jr, LtCol,USAF(Ret)

May 22, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:50 am PDT

(May 22, 2021) Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion by Joseph A Sholtis Jr, LtCol,USAF(Ret)

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“Space Nuclear Power & Propulsion”

by

Joseph A Sholtis Jr, LtCol,USAF(Ret)

Sholtis Engineering & Safety Consulting

AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting

May 22, 2021, 10 AM PDT (Pacific Daylight Time)(US & Canada)

This presentation will address, using figures, photos & videos, the notable 60-year history of the development & use of nuclear systems for power, heating, and propulsion in space — principally by the U.S., but also briefly by the former Soviet Union & Russia. U.S. space nuclear systems, as well as nuclear-powered/heated space missions flown, will be illustrated & described, along with major discoveries gleened; and future nuclear systems, along with their potential space applications, will be briefly depicted and addressed.

Joseph A. Sholtis, Jr., LtCol, USAF (Ret)

Colonel Sholtis is the Owner & Chief Engineer of Sholtis Engineering & Safety Consulting, providing expert nuclear, aerospace & systems engineering consulting services to government, national laboratories, academia, and private industry since 1993, He founded his company immediately upon retiring from the Air Force after a distinguished 23-year military career. Colonel Sholtis has broad technical & programmatic experience in all life-cycle aspects of advanced nuclear energy technologies & systems for space, missile & unique terrestrial applications. Forty years of his 50-year career to date have involved space nuclear power & propulsion technologies, systems, programs & missions. He is internationally recognized as an expert in space nuclear systems, their safety & reliability, and assessment of the risks associated with their validation testing, launch & in-space use. He also has extensive experience in program & technical project management, to include serving as Program Manager of the $700M joint DoD/DOE/NASA SP-100 space reactor power system development effort at DOE HQ for the Strategic Defense Initiative, as well as leading, conducting & assessing numerous studies, analyses, evaluations & reports, and presenting the results to middle & top management within DoD, NASA, DOE, NRC, EPA, the National Academies, the Administration (White House), Congress & the United Nations. He has been Involved in every U.S. space nuclear system development since 1974, and every U.S. nuclear-powered or heated space mission launched since 1975 — a total of 15 missions: Viking I & II, Lincoln Experimental Satellites 8 & 9, Voyager I & II, Galileo, Ulysses, Mars Pathfinder “Sojourner” rover, Cassini, Mars Exploration Rovers A & B “Spirit” & “Opportunity” rovers, New Horizons-Pluto, Mars Science Laboratory “Curiosity” rover & the Mars 2020 “Perseverance” rover. Currently, he is supporting the advancement of radioisotope and fission power systems for future space use; including conceptual design options for a new radioisotope heat source using Pu-238 oxide microsphere particle fuel, for a Jet Propulsion Laboratory cryobot concept (to penetrate the ice sheets of Europa or Enceladus, and explore their liquid oceans beneath in the future). He recently completed participation in a 1-year National Academies’ Committee study of ‘Space Nuclear Propulsion Technologies’ for NASA cargo missions and a first crewed mission to Mars in the 2030s. He is a former NRC-licensed Senior Reactor Operator; Reactor Facility Director; Director of the USAF Nuclear Regulatory Authority; and an inventor, who conceived of and advanced Pu-238 oxide coated particle fuel & fuel forms, to improve the design, integration, performance & safety of future radioisotope heat sources & power systems for space and remote terrestrial applications. He received a BS in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State in 1970, an MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of New Mexico (UNM) in 1977, and completed PhD coursework in Nuclear Engineering, also from UNM, in 1980. He also holds Graduate Certificates in Systems Safety, System Safety Management, Systems Engineering, and Program Management from various institutions. He has received numerous awards from the White House, USAF, DOE, NASA, Sandia National Laboratories, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is a biographee in several Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA, a member of the AIAA Aerospace Power Systems Technical Committee & the Albuquerque Section of AIAA. For more info, including his Resumé & List of 120+ Publications, go to: https://www.sites.google.com/site/SholtisEngineering

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Dr. Ken Lui, Events/Program Chair, LA

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e-Town Hall Meeting with Mr. Jim Cavera, Mr. Michael Staab, and Dr. Timothy Crain

February 13, 2021 @ 10:00 am 1:50 pm PST

(Feb. 13, 2021) (Part 1) Future Propulsion: Nuclear fission, fusion, and beyond by Jim Cavera; (Part 2) Mars 2020: Perseverance and the Search for Life on Mars by Michael Staab | (Part 3) Intuitive Machines Lunar Program Overview by Dr. Timothy Crain

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(Part I)
Future Propulsion: Nuclear fission, fusion, and beyond
by
Mr. Jim Cavera
Distinguished Lecturer, AIAA
Senior Engineer, Blue Origin
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(Part II)
Mars 2020: Perseverance and the Search for Life on Mars
by
Mr. Michael Staab
(The Mars 2020 Guy/Guru)
Fault Management and Autonomous Systems Principal Engineer,
Northrop Grumman Corporation
(Former JPL Mars 2020 Engineer)
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(Part III)
Intuitive Machines
Lunar Program Overview
by
Dr. Timothy P. Crain
Vice President of Research and Development
Intuitive Machines
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Tentative Agenda (All Time PST) (Pacific Standard Time, US and Canada)

10:05 am: Welcome
10:10 am: Mr. Jim Cavera (Blue Origin)
11:40 am: Mr. Michael Staab (Northrop Grumman Corporation)
01:10 pm: Dr. Tim P. Crain (Intuitive Machines)
01:50 pm: Adjourn

(https://youtu.be/VI7yFA_4BW4 contains the video teaser specially made for AIAA/LA-LV viewers/attendees by Intuitive Machines about the 3rd talk by Dr. Tim Crain. Enjoy it!)
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“Future Propulsion: Nuclear fission, fusion, and beyond.”
Nuclear propulsion promises performance many orders of magnitude better than chemical propulsion. Chemical propulsion can give us the moon, but nuclear propulsion can give us the solar system and even the stars. In this talk, I will discuss the theoretical underpinnings of nuclear propulsion, the historical experiments, and the prospects for the future. At the discretion of the organizers, I can focus on fission, fusion, or other future concepts.

Jim Cavera is a senior engineer with Blue Origin. He has undergraduate degrees in optical engineering and physics, and his graduate work was in nuclear engineering and aerospace engineering, during which he explored the use of dense plasma focus devices for interstellar travel. He has served for many years on AIAA’s Nuclear and Future Flight technical committee and is currently its publication director. His current research is in neutronics and MHD codes for fusion device simulation.

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“Mars 2020: Perseverance and the Search for Life on Mars”

Michael Staab is a Fault Management and Autonomous Systems Principal Engineer at Northrop Grumman Corporation, supporting fault management and system autonomy design for the Blue Origin, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Draper Laboratories Human Lander System entry and the NASA Gateway program. In his time with NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, he was a Flight System Systems Engineer for the NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar Mission, a Spacecraft Systems Engineer and Flight Director for the Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, a flight controller, or ACE, for the Cassini spacecraft, and a Mission Systems’ Systems Engineer for the Mars 2020 rover. Michael is a PhD student in the Department of Astronautical Engineering at the University of Southern California, with research interests in autonomy, system resiliency, and fault management. Additionally, Michael is an Aerospace Engineering Duty Officer in the United States Navy Reserves, supporting the NAVAIR and Navy Space Cadre communities. Michael holds a Bachelors of Science in Aerospace Engineering from Wichita State University and a Masters of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
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“Intuitive Machines Lunar Program Overview”
IM provides cradle-to-grave services in rapid and adaptive technology development, integration and testing, and operations for autonomous and resilient robotic space systems.NASA selected IM to support its new era of Lunar exploration by delivering five payloads to the Moon on its Nova-C lander by Q42021, and to deliver the Polar Resources Ice Mining Experiment(PRIME-1) drill, combined with a mass spectrometer, to the Moon by Q4 2022. IM is developing a commercial LPDS program that provides transit to lunar orbit, intact payload delivery to the lunar surface, and data communications and power services to assets both in lunar orbit and on the surface.

IM’s Systems Engineering approach brings a healthy balance between traditional aerospace rigor and NextGen agility to decrease development time and cost while increasing the probability of success.

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Dr. Timothy P. Crain
Vice President of Research and Development

Tim received his PhD in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Texas where he was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow and Assistant Instructor. He began his professional career in 2000 at the NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX where he was a lead engineer in the Engineering Directorate’s Aeroscience and Flight Mechanics Division. During his tenure at JSC he worked on the navigation design for Mars Science Lander and was the Orbit Guidance, Navigation, and Control (GNC) System Manager for the Orion spacecraft. In 2009, Dr. Crain became the Flight Dynamics lead for NASA’s Project Morpheus that followed a low cost, lean project development model to build and flight test a terrestrial version of a lunar lander incorporating advanced liquid methane propulsion, precision landing, and autonomous hazard detection and avoidance. The experience on Morpheus demonstrated how small teams of motivated engineers can rapidly innovate and apply available and emerging technologies to effectively solve tough technical problems. This was a primary motivation for Dr. Crain co-founding Intuitive Machines with partners Dr. Kam Ghaffarian and Steve Altemus in 2013.

Dr. Crain is a recipient of the NASA JSC Center Director’s Commendation Award, the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award, UT Outstanding Young Engineering Graduate Award, Orion Flight Dynamics Leadership Award, and a finalist for the NASA Rotary Mid-Career Stellar Award.

He is a member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Astronautical Society (AAS) where he is an annual national chair and planning board member at the AAS Rocky Mountain section’s Guidance, Navigation, and Control Conference.

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