The IASL SSA Legal Tak Force is committed to elaborate a concept and eventually implement an internationally supported regulatory framework of a United Nations information platform serving common needs in collecting and sharing information on near-Earth space monitoring in the interests of the safety of space operations.
Dr. Moriba Kemessia Jah is a famous American space scientist and aerospace engineer known for his contributions to orbit determination and prediction especially as related to space situational awareness and space traffic monitoring. He is currently an associate professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at the University of Texas at Austin. Jah previously worked as a spacecraft navigator at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was a navigator for the Mars Global Surveyor, Mars Odyssey, Mars Express, Mars Exploration Rover, and his last mission was the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. He is a Fellow of the American Astronautical Society, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety and, the Royal Astronomical Society. Jah was also selected into the 10th anniversary class of TED Fellows. He also was selected into the AIAA class of Fellows and Honorary Fellows in the year of the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. The AIAA "confers the distinction of Fellow upon individuals in recognition of their notable and valuable contributions to the arts, sciences, or technology of aeronautics and astronautics.
Head of Space Situational Awareness and space innovation section at Italian General Secretariat of Defence and National Armament Directorate
Ferdinando DOLCE has been Project Officer Space of the European Defence Agency since 2017. He is an Aerospace Engineer who was Head of the Aero-Space System Engineering Group of Flight Test Center of Italian Air Force and Head of the Italian SST Operational Centre. He got a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a Master by research at the University of Bath (UK) and a Master’s Degree in Advanced Communication and Navigation Satellite Systems at the University of Rome Tor Vergata (IT). He supported from 2009 to 2016 the NATO Science and Technology Organization. He attended the 19th Joint Service Staff College in Rome before starting his mandate at EDA and he published several technical papers for national and international journals and conferences. Ferdinando is a target-oriented professional. He has outstanding knowledge in aerospace structures as well as a great command of Finite Element Analysis software. As a supervisor, he is very scrupulous paying attention to every important detail, without being pedantic. He is a also nice colleague and he is able to make serene the work environment.