975 Winter 2020 How Space Satellites Benefit the United States
Wednesday, 2:15–3:40, Feb. 19
Instructor: Grant Jacobsen
A non-technical overview of space satellites from all countries that now circle the globe, this presentation will focus on nine types of satellites: location, communications, earth observation, navigation, search and rescue, weather, astronomical, miniaturized, and national security. Launch procedures and earth orbits will be discussed.
Grant Jacobsen is a retired US Marine Corps colonel who has held numerous high-level positions in the field of communications, including command of a communications battalion. His final three-year assignment was as the head of the Command Centers Division in the J-6 Directorate of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.