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CSSI's Sal Alfano named AAS Fellow; earns patent for way to assess conjunction risk between rocket body and orbiting and non-orbiting platforms

By: sclaypoole
Congratulations are due to Dr. Salvatore Alfano, senior research astrodynamicist for the Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI) in Colorado Springs, CO. Sal added two new accomplishments to his existing long list: he was recognized as a Fellow by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) for his outstanding contributions to astronautics, and he earned a new patent. Being named a Fellow of the AAS means Sal has joined the prestigious ranks of astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Alan Bean, engineers such as Bradford Parkinson, the “father of the Global Positioning System" and last but certainly not least, his CSSI colleague Dr. David Finkleman. Read the full press release here. Sal's recent patent, "System and Method for Assessing the Risk of Conjunction of a Rocket Body with Orbiting and Non-Orbiting Platforms,"explains how to create and depict a vulnerability volume (a.k.a. kill basket) for a ground-, sea- or air-launched interceptor. Learn more about all AGI and CSSI patents here.
Posted: 10/9/2012 1:57:31 PM