Brown University School of Engineering

Re-Architecting Space Systems: Infrastructure Changes Everything

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Friday, July 12, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm

Dr. Rick Fleeter is Adjunct Associate Professor of Engineering at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, and Visiting Professor in the faculty of aerospace engineering at La Sapienza Rome, Italy, where he is also a consultant to the Italian Space Agency. In 1988 he founded and was for 21 years President of the small satellite company AeroAstro (USA), during which time he also co-founded Encounter 2001 and created the International Small Satellite Organization (ISSO) and Space Horizons. He has been responsible for the development of over 25 miniature satellites ranging from 1 to 110 kg. He created and produces the annual one day Space Horizons emerging technologies Workshop at Brown University. Rick is a founder and partner in Space.Point, a space systems database company based in Rome. Rick has written the only two books dedicated to small satellite technology and management, Micro Space Craft and The Logic of Microspace, and coauthored Space Program Management (all with Springer). He has contributed microspace chapters to encyclopedias and textbooks including Space Mission Engineering, Space Mission Analysis and Design and The Wiley Encyclopedia of Aerospace Engineering. Rick holds PhD and AB degrees in Engineering and Economics from Brown University and MSc in aerospace engineering from Stanford University.