United States Loses First Global Space War to Russians (Mr. Paul Szymanski)

November 6, 2021 @ 10:00 am 11:50 am PDT

(November 6) United States Loses First Global Space War to Russians, by Mr. Paul Szymanski

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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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(1) Deep Space Communications, by Dr. Jon Hamkins (2) Aerospace Robotics and Autonomy Research at Caltech (how to combine Machine Learning / Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) with GNC), by Prof. Soon-Jo Chung

August 28, 2021 @ 10:00 am 1:10 pm PDT

(August 28, 2021) Deep Space Communications by Dr. Jon Hamkins

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(Part I: 10:10 AM – 11:40 AM PDT) an AIAA LA-LV Zoom webinar
Deep Space Communications

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Dr. Jon Hamkins
Chief Technologist of the Communications, Tracking, and Radar Division
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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(Part II: 11:40 AM – 1:10 PM PDT) an AIAA LA-LV Zoom webinar
Aerospace Robotics and Autonomy Research at CalTech
(How to combine Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence (ML/AI) with GNC)

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Prof. Soon-Jo Chung
Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems
Department of Computing + Mathematical Sciences (CMS)
Department of Aerospace/ Graduate Aerospace Laboratories (GALCIT)
California Institute of Technology

JPL Research Scientist
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
California Institute of Technology

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Dr. Jon Hamkins is the Chief Technologist of the Communications, Tracking, and Radar division at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In this role he provides strategic leadership for JPL’s developments in the areas of next generation radio frequency and optical communications, radar, frequency/timing, and quantum technologies. A graduate of Caltech and the University of Illinois, he has performed research in RF and optical communications, information theory, channel coding, synchronization, and ranging. He is currently the editor-in-chief of a JPL technical journal, the Interplanetary Network Progress Reports.
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Prof. Soon-Jo Chung is Bren Professor of Aerospace and Control and Dynamical Systems in the California Institute of Technology. Prof. Chung is also a Research Scientist of the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Prof. Chung received the S.M. degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Sc.D. degree in Estimation and Control with a minor in Optics from MIT in 2002 and 2007, respectively. He received the B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from KAIST in 1998 (school class rank 1/120). From 2009 to 2016, Prof. Chung was an associate professor and an assistant professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Prof. Chung was a Member of the Guidance & Control Analysis Group in the Jet Propulsion Laboratory as a JPL Summer Faculty Research Fellow and Faculty Affiliate working on distributed small satellites during the summers of 2010-2014.

Professor Chung’s research focuses on distributed spacecraft systems, space autonomous systems, and aerospace robotics, and in particular, on the theory and application of complex nonlinear dynamics, control, estimation, guidance, and navigation of autonomous space and air vehicles.

He is the recipient of the UIUC Engineering Dean’s Award for Excellence in Research, the Arnold Beckman Faculty Fellowship of the U of Illinois Center for Advanced Study, the AFOSR Young Investigator Program (YIP) award, the NSF CAREER award, a 2020 Honorable Mention for the IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters Best Paper Award, three best conference paper awards (2015 AIAA GNC, 2009 AIAA Infotech, 2008 IEEE EIT), and five best student paper or finalist awards. He also received multiple teaching awards including the UIUC List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent and the instructor/advisor for the 1st place national winning team of the AIAA Undergraduate Team Space Design Competition. The work and robots of Prof. Chung’s and his colleagues have received extensive media coverage. The robotic bat, called Bat Bot, was placed in a special exhibit at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg along with the work of virtuosos like Albrecht Dürer and Alexander von Humboldt.

Prof. Chung is an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control and AIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Robotics, and the Guest Editor of a Special Section on Aerial Swarm Robotics published in the IEEE Transactions on Robotics. He is an Associate Fellow of AIAA.
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(1) Countering Objections to Space Settlement (2) Urban-focused satellite CO2 observations from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3: A first look at the Los Angeles megacity

August 7, 2021 @ 10:00 am 12:30 pm PDT

(Saturday, August 7, 2021) (1) Countering Objections to Space Settlement (2) Urban-focused satellite CO2 observations from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3: A first look at the Los Angeles megacity

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AIAA LA-LV e-Town Hall Meeting 8/7

Saturday, August 7, 2021, 10 AM PDT

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(Part I) (10:10 AM – 11:20 AM PDT (GMT -0700))
Countering Objections to Space Settlement
by
Mr. Al Globus

Contract software engineer, NASA Ames Research Center – Retired
AIAA Space Colonization Technical Committee
NSS Board of Directors
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(Part II)(11:20 AM – 12:30 PM PDT (GMT -0700))
Urban-focused satellite CO2 observations from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3:
A first look at the Los Angeles megacity
by
Dr. Matthäus Kiel

Research Scientist
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
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(Part I)
Countering Objections to Space Settlement
Space settlement is moving from the fringe of space conversations towards the center. As this happens some will object to one or more aspects of space settlement. Most of these objections have been heard before. Indeed, since space settlement became part of the discussion with Gerard O’Neill’s work on free space settlements in the 1970s, many of the same objections have surfaced again and again. The space settlement movement, including this author, has some experience responding to these attacks. This presentation is intended to be a place to find rebuttals to objections to space settlement. For each objection there are talking points and a brief discussion.

Mr. Al Globus worked at NASA Ames for 39 years as a contract software engineer on space settlement, asteroid mining, Hubble, space stations, X37, shuttle, Earth observation, TDRSS, cubesats, lunar teleoperation, spaceflight effects on bone, molecular nanotechnology, scientific visualization, and space solar power publishing dozens of papers on these and other topics. He founded and has run the annual NSS Space Settlement Contest for 7-12 grade students for over 25 years. The contest attracted 14,000 kids in 2020. Most recently, he found a way to build O’Neill-style space settlements with multiple orders of magnitude less mass and place them close to Earth, making launch from Earth practical.

Al is a member of the NSS Board of Directors, chairman of the Space Settlement Advocacy Committee, member of the Policy committee, and sits on the board of the Alliance for Space Development.
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(Part II)
Urban-focused satellite CO2 observations from the Orbiting Carbon Observatory-3:
A first look at the Los Angeles megacity
The NASA Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 and -3 (OCO-2 and OCO-3) are the first NASA space-based sensors designed to measure carbon dioxide (CO2) from space with the precision and coverage needed to identify the sources emitting it into the atmosphere and the natural processes that absorb it at the surface.

Whereas OCO-2 (launched in 2014) provides global maps of column-averaged dry-air mole fractions of carbon dioxide (XCO2) with a 16-day repeat cycle, OCO-3 is specifically designed to support the identification and quantification of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on regional scales (<100km). OCO-3 was launched on May 4, 2019 from Kennedy Space Center via a Space-X Falcon 9 rocket. The instrument was installed two days later as an external payload on the International Space Station (ISS). OCO-3’s new Snapshot Area Map (SAM) and target mode observations provide an innovative dataset for carbon studies on sub-city scales. Unlike any other current space-based instrument, OCO-3 has the ability to scan large contiguous areas (up to 80km x 80km) of emission hot spots like cities, power plants, and volcanoes. These measurements result in dense, fine-scale spatial maps of XCO2.

Here we present XCO2 distributions over the Los Angeles megacity (LA) derived from the very first OCO-3 SAM and target mode observations taken in October 2019 and early 2020. Urban XCO2 enhancements range from 0 − 6 parts per million (ppm) relative to a clean background. OCO-3’s SAM observations reveal intra-urban variations of XCO2 over the city that have never been observed from space before. The spatial variations are mainly driven by the complex fossil fuel emission patterns and meteorological conditions in the LA Basin. In the future, OCO-3’s frequent target and SAM mode observations will play a major role in quantifying anthropogenic emissions over urban areas world wide. These measurements can help to monitor the effectiveness and progress of localized CO2 emission reduction policies.

Dr. Matthäus Kiel is a Research Scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Since obtaining his Ph.D. in Physics at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Germany), his research has focused primarily on the retrieval of atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations from multiple remote sensing platforms (satellite, airborne, ground-based). Dr. Kiel conducted his postdoctoral studies at the California Institute of Technology with focus on the terrestrial carbon cycle, addressing cross-cutting challenges in the anthropogenic footprint of carbon and its relationship to air quality. Presently, Dr. Kiel is a member of the OCO-2 and OCO-3 science and validation teams at JPL. He provides science support for the development of retrieval algorithms and has extensive experience in validating satellite products against independent measurements. Further, Dr. Kiel is part of the MAIA science team at JPL and works on the quality assessment of aerosol and particular matter measurements from space. He works closely with all project teams including calibration, algorithm, validation, and mission planning.
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