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Project Title: Assessment of the U.S. Air Force's Astrodynamic Standards

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-10-05         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Air Force Studies Board DEPS
Board on Mathematical Sciences & Their Applications DEPS
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board DEPS

Day, Dwayne

Subject/Focus Area:
Math, Chemistry and Physics; National Security and Defense; Policy for Science and Technology; Space and Aeronautics

Assessment of the U.S. Air Force's Astrodynamic Standards: Meeting 2
December 12, 2011 - December 14, 2011
Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center
100 Academy Dr.
Irvine, California

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Andrea Rebholz
Phone: 202-334-2857
Fax: 202-334-2482


Note: The outline agenda for the Open Sessions posted below is tentative and subject to change. Please check this page for future updates. It was most recently updated on 11/29/2011.


Monday, December 12, 2011


7:30 am Room Opens (breakfast available in cafeteria)

8:30 am Meeting Convenes: Opening Remarks
Chair, Paul Nielsen
Vice-chair, Terry Alfriend

8:45 am Astrodynamics Requirements
Maj. Michael Morton
Peterson AFB

9:45 am TBD
Tom Walker
Deputy Director for Analysis, AF Space Command
Peterson AFB

10:45 am Break (15 minutes)

11:00 am The JMS
Col. Arnold Streland
Space and Missiles Command, Los Angeles

12:00 pm Working Lunch: Astrodynamics Standards Dining Room

1:00 pm JPL Perspectives
Charles Acton
Jet Propulsion Laboratory

2 :00 pm JSpOC Perspectives
Col. Michael Wasson
JSpOC, Vandenberg AFB

3:00 pm Break (15 minutes)

3:15 pm TBD

5:00 pm Break (1 hour)

6:00 pm Working Dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar
455 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Wednesday, December 14, 2011


The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.

Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inference about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Paul Nielsen
Terry Alfriend
Ryan Russell
Yanping Guo
James Miller
Bill Schonberg
Dan Scheeres
Don Saari
Sid Sridharayn
John Emmert
Aubrey Poore
Michael Bloomfield
Tim Maclay
Robert Morris

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Structure of the report, future speakers, ideas for findings and recommendations, remaining schedule, need for any site visits.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: December 19, 2011