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Colorado Springs, CO, United States, 2012/10/04 - Dr. Salvatore Alfano, senior research astrodynamicist for the Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI) in Colorado Springs, has been recognized as a Fellow by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) for his outstanding contributions to astronautics.
Through this honor, he joins the ranks of astronauts such as Buzz Aldrin, Neil Armstrong and Alan Bean, as well as engineers such as Bradford Parkinson, the “father of the Global Positioning System.”
Alfano has been a major contributor to the space operations community for more than 30 years at both the policy and technical development levels. As senior research astrodynamicist for CSSI—the research and educational outreach element of Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)—his current work deals with determining accuracy requirements for meaningful conjunction assessments and improving satellite conjunction assessment algorithms. Alfano is well-versed in astronautical, electrical and computer engineering. He pioneered work in kinetic energy guidance, satellite visibility and close-approach prediction, high-accuracy orbit determination, continuous-thrust orbit transfers and collision probability. He is also an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
CSSI (centerforspace.com) is the research and educational outreach element of AGI. It fosters mutually acceptable astrodynamic standards, enables data exchange, and creates innovative technical solutions that serve public interests in civil, commercial, academic, national and international space communities.
Analytical Graphics, Inc. (agi.com) delivers software applications and development tools for timely and cost-effective development and deployment of space, defense and intelligence missions. AGI products are used for modeling, engineering and operations in the areas of space, cyberspace, aircraft, missile defense, C4ISR and electronic systems.