Dr. Peter M. Wegner

Dr. Peter M. Wegner is the Director of the Operationally Responsive Space Office, Kirtland AFB, NM. In this role, Dr. Wegner oversees the development, demonstration, and fielding of space capabilities focused on timely satisfaction of Joint Force Commanders’ needs. This joint-office is manned with personnel from across the Department of Defense and Intelligence Community. The ORS Office Director reports directly to the DoD Executive Agent for Space. Prior to this position, Dr. Wegner served as the Technical Advisor to Air Force Space Command, Directorate of Requirements. In this position, Dr. Wegner helped guide development of Air Force future space concepts based on science discovery and technology trends. Dr. Wegner was responsible for ensuring the alignment of the Air Force’s space science and technology portfolio with the Air Force’s future capability requirements. Dr. Wegner also served as a Senior Aerospace Engineer with the Air Force Research Laboratory, Space Vehicles Directorate. He developed AFRL’s Operationally Responsive Space Program; overseeing the development of technologies for responsive spacecraft and launch vehicles. Dr. Wegner also led the DoD TacSat Joint Experiments IPT. Dr. Wegner also served as the Branch Chief for AFRL’s Spacecraft Component Technology Branch. Dr. Wegner was awarded the Air Force Harold Brown Award in 2003 for his work in developing spacecraft technologies and transitioning them into operations; one example is the EELV Secondary Payload Adapter (ESPA).

Broadcast 1835 (Special Edition)

Guests: Robert (Bob) Meurer of ATK; Dr. Peter Wegner of ORS; Fred Slane of Space Infrastructure, Inc. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.

Broadcast 1147 (Special Edition)

Guests: Amitsur Rosenfeld; Dr. Peter Wegner. Topics: Responsive Space in Israel, Air Force Office of Responsive Space. The first interview of this program is with Amitsur Rosenfeld, Managing Director of MicroSat Israel. Amitsur has attended the past four Responsive Space Conferences and provides us with his perspective on how responsive space is progressing. In addition, he details what the Israeli space development programs do regarding responsive space, their responsive small satellites and more.

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