• UA Team Part of International Space Surveillance Conference

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    Friday, September 16, 2016
    University of Arizona researchers will be well represented at the upcoming Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference by presenting at more than a half-dozen panels, highlighting their expertise in everything from the imaging of satellites to data management.The AMOS Conference, which begins Tuesday in Maui, Hawaii, is the largest international civil-military conference dedicated to space surveillance, bringing in hundreds of researchers from around the globe. The UA's prominence in the conference reinforces its lead in the emerging space surveillance industry."Our Sp... Read More
  • Commercial SSA and the Case for Collaboration

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    Monday, September 12, 2016
    Thomas Kubancik is vice president of advanced systems at Applied Defense Solutions. He wrote this commentary with Christopher Roscoe, an aerospace engineer at ADS, and Moriba Jah, director of Space Object Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. When we heard about the July 18 debris-generating event involving DigitalGlobe’s WorldView-2 commercial imaging satellite, we immediately launched our own investigation. Over the past year, Applied Defense Solutions — the aerospace engineering firm where I work — has assembled a multi-disciplinary team of commercial and academic sensor operato... Read More
  • Statement by Senator John McCain on Launch of OSIRIS-REx Spacecraft

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    Thursday, September 8, 2016
    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) entered the following statement, which referenced the UA SOBS initiative, in the Congressional Record on the September 8 launch of the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is being led by the University of Arizona in collaboration with Arizona State University and NASA: “Mr. President, I am proud to come to the Senate floor to call attention and to honor the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft, which is scheduled to launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, tonight at 7 p.m. “In the finest traditions of space exploration, this spacecraft will journey on a seven-year ro... Read More
  • Moriba Jah Leads NATO’s International Lecture Tour on Space Domain Awareness

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    Friday, July 15, 2016
    Moriba Jah, director of the Space Object Behavioral Sciences program at the University of Arizona, recently led a NATO lecture tour on space domain awareness. Following lectures in Turkey, Italy and Germany, the final talk in the series was delivered July 7 at the headquarters of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics in Reston, Virginia. The NATO Science and Technology Organization sponsored the lecture series to inform NATO members about the importance of space domain awareness to threat warning and assessment in terms of NATO’s dependence on space services and capabilities.... Read More
  • AIAA Congratulates Moriba Jah

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    Thursday, June 30, 2016
    Momentum Member Spotlight – June 2016: AIAA Congratulates Dr. Moriba Jah By Duane Hyland, AIAA Communications Backtracking from its May excursion to California, the spotlight beam turned back east, taking a short jaunt to fall on Cedar Crest, New Mexico, illuminating Dr. Moriba Jah, director of Space Object Behavioral Sciences at the University of Arizona. Dr. Jah, an AIAA Associate Fellow and an astrodynamicist, started his career as an orbital analyst at Microcosm, Inc. from 1997 to 1999 before moving to NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. While at JPL from 1999 t... Read More