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NASA FISO Presentation: The SmallSat Revolution – Your World Now

By Marc Boucher
Status Report
November 3, 2016
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NASA FISO Presentation: The SmallSat Revolution – Your World Now
The SmallSat Revolution - Your World Now!
Spaceflight Industries/NASA

Now available is the October 26, 2016 NASA Future In-Space Operations (FISO) telecon material. The speaker was Peter Wegner (Spaceflight Industries) who discussed “The SmallSat Revolution: Your World Now!”
Dr. Peter Wegner is the Chief Technology Officer of Spaceflight Industries. Peter has 20+ years of experience in the research, development, design and operations of advanced spacecraft, rockets, and ground control systems. Prior to joining Spaceflight Industries Peter held a Director-level position with USU/Space Dynamics Lab where he led investments in new technologies and systems to solve some of the Nation’s most critical emerging space problems.

Dr Wegner was also a founding member and ultimately the Director the DoD’s Operationally Responsive Space Office at Kirtland AFB, NM where he directed a $120M+/year budget and 60+ person staff chartered with the responsibility for implementing a national strategy to develop new and innovative techniques to design, build, test, and operate space systems to support DoD missions. This included developing the ability to rapidly reconstitute and augment critical space capabilities in a time of crisis.

Dr. Wegner has also held positions as the Technical Advisor to Air Force Space Command Directorate of Requirements and a Research Engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory Space Vehicles Directorate where he developed many key innovations such as the EELV Secondary Payload Adapter (“ESPA Ring”) that has helped open the door for many small satellite programs to find a ride into space. Dr. Wegner has been a lead inventor and co-inventor on five US patents.

Listen to podcast of “The SmallSat Revolution – Your World Now” telecon:

Download the MP3 File.
Download the presentation (PDF).

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