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dan-oltrogge

Dan Oltrogge

(He/Him)


Chief Scientist & CSSI Director


Dan is the Director of the Center for Space Standards & Innovation (CSSI), Chief Scientist, and space policy expert at COMSPOC. He is also the Program Manager of the Space Data Center, providing space situational awareness and analysis support to 30 government, civil, and commercial space operators in the Space Data Association.



“When I'm not working, you can find me bicycling, kayaking, fishing, camping, hiking, singing, or woodworking.”




BACKGROUND


EXPERTISE

Aerospace Engineering
Systems Engineering
Astrophysics
Space Situational Awareness
Space Operations R&D Standards
System of Systems Optimization
Astrodynamics & Space Missions
Orbital Debris Mitigation
Orbit Lifetime
Space Track


THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Papers
Presentations
Articles
Videos

2023 Updated Space Safety Coalition Best Practices for the Sustainability of Space Operations

Sustainable Coexistence in Space: How CubeSats and Small Satellites Fit in our Current Space Governance Framework

Actionability and Persistence of Conjunction Data

DEEP OPERATOR AND SSA COLLABORATION FOR SPACE SUSTAINABILITY

Threat Analysis of Unreported Satellites in Geostationary Orbit

Achieving Space Sustainability through Intense Operator and SSA Collaboration

Spacecraft Safety Made Stronger: Taking the Space Data Center to the Next Level

Operators’ Requirements for SSA Services

Comparison of predicted and observed spacecraft encounters from Russian ASAT test

Assessing passive radar for LEO SSA

Space Traffic Management: On the topics of Data Fusion and Shared Catalogs

SPACE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TERMINOLOGY

Russian ASAT Debris Cloud Evolution and Risk

Evaluation of LEO conjunction rates using historical flight safety systems and analytical algorithms

Innovative LCOLA tool prioritizing accuracy, launch access and efficiency

Recommendations of the IAF Space Traffic Management Terminology Working Group

SSA positional and dimensional accuracy requirements for Space Traffic Coordination and Management

Risk Assessment of Recent High-Interest Conjunctions

Results of comprehensive STCM data fusion experiment

Risk Assessment of Recent High-Interest Conjunctions

The contributions of commercial best practices to the global space governance continuum

Space Governance in the New Space Era

Book Chapter for A Closer Look at Space Debris: “Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management”

LEO constellation encounter and collision rate estimation: an update

The cost of not doing debris remediation

Characterizing the India ASAT Debris Evolution Using Diverse, Complementary Tools

The technical challenges of better Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management

Debris Risk Evolution And Dispersal (DREAD) for post-fragmentation modeling

Practical considerations and a realistic framework for a Space Traffic Management system

The Need for Comparative SSA

Volumetric assessment of satellite encounter rates

The evolution of the CCSS Orbit Data Messages

The “We” Approach to Space Traffic Management

A comprehensive assessment of collision likelihood in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit

Fragmentation event debris field evolution using 3d volumetric risk assessment

Probability of Collision: Valuation, variability, visualization, and validity

Full characterization of satellite conjunction walk-ins

Sample evaluation criteria for space traffic management systems

A comprehensive assessment of collision likelihood in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit

Application of New Debris Risk Evolution And Dissipation (DREAD) Tool to Characterize Post-Fragmentation Risk

Status of the ISO space debris mitigation standards (2017)

Collision risk in low earth orbit

Probability of Collision: Valuation, Variability, Visualization, and Validity

Using space population models to generate representative space object catalogs

Efficient solutions of kepler’s equation via hybrid and digital approaches

Volumetric encounter analysis enhancements

Multi-Phenomenology Observation Network Evaluation Tool (MONET)

Parametric Characterization of SGP4 Theory and TLE Positional Accuracy

Volumetric Assessment of Encounter Probability

Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC): A Commercial Alternative for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

Efficient Solutions of Kepler’s Equation Via Hybrid and Digital Approaches

Standardization by ISO to ensure the sustainability of space activities

Effective Strategies for Satellite Communications RFI Mitigation

Space Standards Establish Norms for Space Operations

Maneuver event detection and reconstruction using body-centric acceleration/jerk optimization

An Evaluation of CubeSat Orbital Decay

Determination of orbit cross-tag events and maneuvers with Orbit Detective

Ephemeris Requirements for Space Situational Awareness

AstroHD™: Astrodynamics Modeling With a Distinctly Digital Flavor

Analysis of the response of a space surveillance network to orbital debris events

Standardized Approaches for Estimating Orbit Lifetime after End-of-Life

International standards development activities supporting UN COPUOS LTS guidelines

2023 Updated Space Safety Coalition Best Practices for the Sustainability of Space Operations

Protecting the Operational Environment for SmallSats in the presence of Space Debris and ASAT Testing

Sustainable Coexistence in Space: How CubeSats and Small Satellites Fit in our Current Space Governance Framework

Actionability and Persistence of Conjunction Data

DEEP OPERATOR AND SSA COLLABORATION FOR SPACE SUSTAINABILITY

Threat Analysis of Unreported Satellites in Geostationary Orbit

Awareness-raising and capacity building related to implementation of LTS Guidelines, §II.B: Safety of Space Operations

Achieving Space Sustainability through Intense Operator and SSA Collaboration

Spacecraft Safety Made Stronger: Taking the Space Data Center to the Next Level

ISO and CCSDS standards for Space

Developing Space Standards to Foster International Collaboration

Essential elements of the STCM enterprise

Standards considerations for a space domain where humans will travel to, live in, and work.

Comparison of predicted and observed spacecraft encounters from Russian ASAT test

Space Situational Awareness from the Commercial Perspective: COMSPOC, SDA, and SSC

Identifying Critical LEO Kinetic Space Safety Activities

Keeping Space Sustainable for current and future generations

Space Traffic Management: On the topics of Data Fusion and Shared Catalogs

Maintaining safe and efficient use of space in the New Space era

ASATS and Conjunction Squalls and New Space - - Oh My!

ASAT tests: Adverse implications to operators and the space environment

Spacecraft brightness: Best practices, guidelines and impact on Space Situational Awareness

Examining the risk posed by debris from ASAT tests in space

Space debris as a backdrop for Space Domain Awareness

Data Integrity Aspects of Flight Safety

Considerations for Space Traffic Management

Russian ASAT Test: Implications to Operators and the Space Environment

Efficient assessment of long-term encounter rates with CSSI’s volumetric encounter method

International, Inter-Agency and space industrial leadership roles impacting space operations

Russian ASAT Debris Cloud Evolution and Risk

Evaluation of LEO conjunction rates using historical flight safety systems and analytical algorithms

Innovative LCOLA tool prioritizing accuracy, launch access and efficiency

Recommendations of the IAF Space Traffic Management Terminology Working Group

SSA positional and dimensional accuracy requirements for Space Traffic Coordination and Management

Results of comprehensive STCM data fusion experiment

Space Traffic Coordination and Management Special Session

Risk Assessment of Recent High-Interest Conjunctions

The contributions of commercial best practices to the global space governance continuum

The Space Data Center’s decade of Safety of Flight Services: Contributions to Space Traffic Management

LEO constellation encounter and collision rate estimation: an update

The cost of not doing debris remediation

Characterizing the India ASAT Debris Evolution Using Diverse, Complementary Tools

Debris Risk Evolution And Dispersal (DREAD) for post-fragmentation modeling

Practical considerations and a realistic framework for a Space Traffic Management system

The Need for Comparative SSA

Regulatory evaluation of a large constellation: The SpaceX case study

The evolution of the CCSS Orbit Data Messages

The “We” Approach to Space Traffic Management

Fragmentation event debris field evolution using 3d volumetric risk assessment

Full characterization of satellite conjunction walk-ins

Sample evaluation criteria for space traffic management systems

A comprehensive assessment of collision likelihood in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit

Application of New Debris Risk Evolution And Dissipation (DREAD) Tool to Characterize Post-Fragmentation Risk

Collision risk in low earth orbit

Probability of Collision: Valuation, Variability, Visualization, and Validity

The myths and realities of CubeSat collision risk

Using space population models to generate representative space object catalogs

Space Monitoring Presentation: Improved SSA & RFI Mitigation via COMSPOC

Volumetric encounter analysis enhancements

Improving SSA With COMSPOC, Data Fusion and Best Practices

Multi-Phenomenology Observation Network Evaluation Tool (MONET)

Parametric Characterization of SGP4 Theory and TLE Positional Accuracy

Volumetric Assessment of Encounter Probability

Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC): A Commercial Alternative for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

QB50 Proposed Deployment ConOps

Efficient Solutions of Kepler’s Equation Via Hybrid and Digital Approaches

Standardization by ISO to ensure the sustainability of space activities

Framework for Informed and Actionable SSA

Effective Strategies for Satellite Communications RFI Mitigation

Space debris observation needs for actionable SSA

Maneuver event detection and reconstruction using body-centric acceleration/jerk optimization

An Evaluation of CubeSat Orbital Decay

Determination of orbit cross-tag events and maneuvers with Orbit Detective

Space Data Actionability Metrics for SSA

Ephemeris Requirements for Space Situational Awareness

RF Interference Inferences Using Antenna Patterns

AstroHD™: Astrodynamics Modeling With a Distinctly Digital Flavor

Analysis of the response of a space surveillance network to orbital debris events

Standardized Approaches for Estimating Orbit Lifetime after End-of-Life

2023 Updated Space Safety Coalition Best Practices for the Sustainability of Space Operations

Sustainable Coexistence in Space: How CubeSats and Small Satellites Fit in our Current Space Governance Framework

Actionability and Persistence of Conjunction Data

DEEP OPERATOR AND SSA COLLABORATION FOR SPACE SUSTAINABILITY

Threat Analysis of Unreported Satellites in Geostationary Orbit

Achieving Space Sustainability through Intense Operator and SSA Collaboration

Spacecraft Safety Made Stronger: Taking the Space Data Center to the Next Level

Operators’ Requirements for SSA Services

Comparison of predicted and observed spacecraft encounters from Russian ASAT test

Assessing passive radar for LEO SSA

Space Traffic Management: On the topics of Data Fusion and Shared Catalogs

SPACE TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT TERMINOLOGY

Russian ASAT Debris Cloud Evolution and Risk

Evaluation of LEO conjunction rates using historical flight safety systems and analytical algorithms

Innovative LCOLA tool prioritizing accuracy, launch access and efficiency

Recommendations of the IAF Space Traffic Management Terminology Working Group

SSA positional and dimensional accuracy requirements for Space Traffic Coordination and Management

Risk Assessment of Recent High-Interest Conjunctions

Results of comprehensive STCM data fusion experiment

Risk Assessment of Recent High-Interest Conjunctions

The contributions of commercial best practices to the global space governance continuum

Space Governance in the New Space Era

Book Chapter for A Closer Look at Space Debris: “Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management”

LEO constellation encounter and collision rate estimation: an update

The cost of not doing debris remediation

Characterizing the India ASAT Debris Evolution Using Diverse, Complementary Tools

The technical challenges of better Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management

Debris Risk Evolution And Dispersal (DREAD) for post-fragmentation modeling

Practical considerations and a realistic framework for a Space Traffic Management system

The Need for Comparative SSA

Volumetric assessment of satellite encounter rates

The evolution of the CCSS Orbit Data Messages

The “We” Approach to Space Traffic Management

A comprehensive assessment of collision likelihood in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit

Fragmentation event debris field evolution using 3d volumetric risk assessment

Probability of Collision: Valuation, variability, visualization, and validity

Full characterization of satellite conjunction walk-ins

Sample evaluation criteria for space traffic management systems

A comprehensive assessment of collision likelihood in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit

Application of New Debris Risk Evolution And Dissipation (DREAD) Tool to Characterize Post-Fragmentation Risk

Status of the ISO space debris mitigation standards (2017)

Collision risk in low earth orbit

Probability of Collision: Valuation, Variability, Visualization, and Validity

Using space population models to generate representative space object catalogs

Efficient solutions of kepler’s equation via hybrid and digital approaches

Volumetric encounter analysis enhancements

Multi-Phenomenology Observation Network Evaluation Tool (MONET)

Parametric Characterization of SGP4 Theory and TLE Positional Accuracy

Volumetric Assessment of Encounter Probability

Commercial Space Operations Center (ComSpOC): A Commercial Alternative for Space Situational Awareness (SSA)

Efficient Solutions of Kepler’s Equation Via Hybrid and Digital Approaches

Standardization by ISO to ensure the sustainability of space activities

Effective Strategies for Satellite Communications RFI Mitigation

Space Standards Establish Norms for Space Operations

Maneuver event detection and reconstruction using body-centric acceleration/jerk optimization

An Evaluation of CubeSat Orbital Decay

Determination of orbit cross-tag events and maneuvers with Orbit Detective

Ephemeris Requirements for Space Situational Awareness

AstroHD™: Astrodynamics Modeling With a Distinctly Digital Flavor

Analysis of the response of a space surveillance network to orbital debris events

Standardized Approaches for Estimating Orbit Lifetime after End-of-Life



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