Summer 2009

The Crosslink Crossword, Summer 2009

The Crosslink Crossword, Summer 2009 First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine       Across Down 1. Tall hat 1. Stash 4. Meals for a fee 2. Sydnew greeting, “Gday, ____” 6. Leash 3. Good quality 8. User-friendly toy spec 4. Allocate 9. U.K. cell 5. Runway walker 11. Stadium section 6. Bane of L.A. […]  More »

The Back Page

The Back Page The Aerospace Ground Systems Laboratory First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine Thomas Sullivan and Kenneth Austin   The Aerospace Ground Systems Laboratory (GSL) in Chantilly, Virginia, has provided numerous government customers with invaluable, hands-on expertise for all aspects of ground system software and computing architecting, design, development, testing, and operations since 2003. […]  More »

Contributors

Contributors First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine   Creating an Agile, All -Space Architecture Thomas C. Adang, Systems Director, Operationally Responsive Space Office (ORS), joined Aerospace in 2000 after a 27-year military career with broad experience in aircraft and space vehicle development and operations. Since joining Aerospace, he has supported the National Reconnaissance Office, the […]  More »

Bookmarks

Bookmarks Recent Publications, Papers, and Patents by the Technical Staff First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine Publications and Papers W. Ailor, “Moving Forward on Space Traffic Control,” 3rd IAASS Conference “Building a Safer Space Together,” p. 5 (Rome, Italy, 2008). W. Ailor et al., “Requirements for Warning Aircraft of Reentering Debris,” 3rd IAASS Conference “Building […]  More »

Research Horizons

Research Horizons Low-Power Electric Propulsion First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine   The concept of operationally responsive access to space is leading to an increased interest in small, low-power spacecraft. Research scientist Kevin Diamant of The Aerospace Corporation’s Propulsion Science department said that these spacecraft—severely limited in mass and power—could benefit from the use of […]  More »

Building Miniature Spacecraft at The Aerospace Corporation

Building Miniature Spacecraft at The Aerospace Corporation Imagine flying a satellite with a technology freeze date that was only six months ago. Aerospace has completed 11 miniature satellites for technology demonstrations, with an average design, build, assemble, test, and deliver cycle of about a year. First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine David Hinkley and Siegfried […]  More »

Developing a Responsive Ground System Enterprise

Developing a Responsive Ground System Enterprise Responsive space requires responsive ground systems. Aerospace is helping to establish a comprehensive ground system enterprise that can meet the anticipated tactical demands. First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine Rico Espindola and Gayla Walden   The Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office was established by Congress in May 2007 to […]  More »

A Flexible Satellite Command and Control Framework

A Flexible Satellite Command and Control Framework A standard communications infrastructure and shared services allow for rapid receiving and publishing of mission information using common message and data standards, thus enabling situational awareness along with reduced operation and maintenance costs. First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine Thomas Sullivan, Donald Sather, and Ronald Nishinaga   The […]  More »

Agile Space Launch

Agile Space Launch Aerospace has been providing systems engineering support to the Space Test Program, the Operationally Responsive Space Office, and the Air Force Research Laboratory, in an effort to rapidly launch and deploy satellites in the evolving agile space environment. First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine Steven Weis and Lisa Berenberg Agile launch is […]  More »

Open Architectures and Standards for Agile Space

Open Architectures and Standards for Agile Space Aerospace is helping to establish open standards for space, which can contribute to a more robust and rapid response to urgent warfighter needs. First published Summer 2009, Crosslink® magazine Douglas Harris Imagine having only a few months to transform a fully operational unmanned aerial vehicle from its passive […]  More »

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