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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics


    Space Standards and Architecture


    Mr. Frederick A. Slane

    Academia: Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics, Physics and Aerospace Enigineering. Master’s Degrees in Physics and International Business
    Military: 28 years, primarily on military space operations (SST Vandernberg, US Space Command Space Operations Center), development (EHF Comm, Space Based Radar, ORS, Coalition space operations), test (EELV), and acquisition.
    Standards developemnt: AIAA SEC, SPA COS Chair, Space Launch COS (inlcuding NRO studies), ISO TC20/SC14 (former WG chair, current US TAG Chair)
    Work: USAF, Ball Aerospace, Technology Service Corporation, SIF
    AIAA Associate Fellow

    Mr. Mike Kearney

    1978 - University of Kentucky, B.S. in Electrical Engineering
    1979-80 - Contractor at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, on control systems for the Space Shuttle
    launch complex.
    1980-93 – NASA MOD at JSC, working first in data and communications systems and eventually
    becoming the Chief Data Systems Architect in Mission Control Houston
    1994-98 – NASA ISS Program Office at JSC, negotiating the development of international
    interfaces between all of the ISS international agencies’ mission control centers.
    1998-2015 – NASA MSFC, serving as the Mission Operations Laboratory’s Lead Technology
    Manager. During the last 8 years, he served as Chairman and General Secretary of CCSDS,
    managed the CCSDS Secretariat and served on other committees such as the Interagency
    Operations Advisory Group and the SpaceOps Committee.

    Mr. Ramon Krosley

    Academia: Bachelor’s Degrees in Mathematics, Computer Science
    Consultant to DoD and NASA
    Standards developemnt: AIAA Spacecraft Plug and Play Architecture, CCSDS Spacecraft OnBoard Information Systems/Electronic Data Sheets.