Dr. Marshall Kaplan

Marshall H. Kaplan, Ph.D., is a recognized expert in satellite and launch vehicle systems design and Engineering. He has participated in many new launch vehicle and satellite developments and has served as Chief Engineer on two launch vehicle programs. Dr. Kaplan was a member of the National Research Council’s Committee on Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology and Test Program. He has trained organizations that have won large space systems contracts for military and commercial applications. In his 40+ years of academic and industrial experience, he has served as Professor of Aerospace Engineering at the Pennsylvania State University, was the executive Director of a Space Research Institute and has presented space technology and systems courses in the U.S., Europe, Asia and South America. In addition to publishing over 100 papers, reports, and articles on space technologies, he is the author of several books, including the internationally used text, Modern Spacecraft Dynamics and Control. Dr. Kaplan is an AIAA Fellow and member of the Technical Committee on Space Transportation. He holds advanced degrees from MIT and Stanford University and is a Professor of the Practice in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Maryland.

Broadcast 2922 Dr. Marshall Kaplan

Guest:  Dr. Marshall Kaplan;  Topics:  Debris sweeper for small LEO space debris removal, rocket reusability, PPP, commercial space & more.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program.

Broadcast 1270 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Marshall Kaplan. Topics: Augustine, space shuttle, ISS, commercial space, orbital debris, Launchspace classes. Dr. Marshall Kaplan was our guest on The Space Show for this program which covered launch vehicles, the commercial space industry, space policy, debris removal, and Launchspace.com classes. In our first segment, we discussed some of the finding by the Augustine Commission and talked about the likely flight profile for Ares 1 and Ares 5 and inquired about heavy lift.

Broadcast 1036 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Marshall Kaplan was our guest for today's show. We started our discussion with an introduction to his teaching, training, and education company, Launchspace (Please see http//www.launchspace.com/ ). We talked about his upcoming classes, Space Principles and Space Vehicle Mechanisms, plus other courses offered. Dr. Kaplan told us about the market for these courses, who teaches them, and many of the topics taught. In addition to talking about Launchspace, we talked about U.S. space policy, its importance, the risks it faces, and more.

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