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  • Moriba Jah Moderates Panel at AIAA SCITECH, Jan. 11, 2017

    Monday, January 16, 2017
    Space Traffic Management Panel, AIAA SciTech 2017 Forum SOBS director Moriba Jah moderated a panel on space traffic management on Wednesday, January 11, at the AIAA 2017 SciTech Forum in Grapevine, Texas. Panelists: Moriba Jah (moderator), director of space object behavioral sciences, University of Arizona; Travis Blake, senior manager, Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Center; P.J. Blount, adjunct professor, University of Mississippi; Mike Gazarik, vice president of engineering, Ball Aerospace; Don Greiman, vice president and general manager of commercial space situational awareness, Schafe... Read More
  • ISPCS 2016 Space Traffic Management [video]

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • ISPCS 2016 Moriba Jah: Space Traffic Management and Avoiding the Tragedy of the Commons [video]

    Tuesday, November 29, 2016
  • SOBS joins ADS team to catalog space objects

    Tuesday, November 8, 2016
    Applied Defense Solutions and teammates University of Arizona, Lockheed Martin and Pacific Defense Solutions will spend a year cataloging human-made objects in geostationary orbit using data solely derived from commercial space-surveillance sources, such as passive radio-frequency receivers, radar, and ground-based optical telescopes, to populate a database of orbital objects. “We know what we launch, we know when things explode, sometimes we know when things collide,” said Moriba Jah, director of Space Object Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. “But some of this debris might be... Read More
  • Charting Space Junk

    Moriba Jah
    Tuesday, October 4, 2016
    Astrodynamicist to lead debris-tracking initiative It’s no secret that planet Earth has a trash problem. What’s less well-known is the man-made debris orbiting our planet — discarded rocket parts, satellite antennas and other metal scraps hurtling through space at 17,500 mph. These objects are missiles in the making, and a collision could jeopardize everything from GPS satellites to the International Space Station.  The problem isn’t new. Twenty years ago a French satellite was mangled by debris from a French rocket that had exploded 10 years before that. Yet we still have surprisingly lit... Read More

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