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Moriba Jah

Moriba Jah

Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
The University of Texas at Austin

  • ASCENDx Summit 21 October: Roadmap, Governance and Operational Demonstration of Space Traffic Coordination and Management     Session Recording
  • ASCENDx Summit 21 October: Space Traffic Management Diverse Dozen     Session Recording

Moriba Jah is an Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin, where is the holder of the Mrs. Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering. Prior to this, Moriba worked for the Air Force Research Laboratory and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where he was a Spacecraft Navigator on a handful of Mars missions. Moriba is a Fellow of multiple organizations: TED, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), American Astronautical Society (AAS), International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), Royal Astronomical Society (RAS), and the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He has served on the US delegation to the United Nations Committee On Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UN-COPUOS), is an elected Academician of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA), and has testified to congress on his work as related to Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management. He’s an Associate Editor of the Elsevier Advances in Space Research journal, and serves on multiple committees: IAA Space Debris, AIAA Astrodynamics, IAF Astrodynamics, and IAF Space Security. Moriba has his own monthly op-ed column, “Jahniverse,” in AIAA’s Aerospace America and webcast series, “Space Café: Moriba’s Vox Populi” with SpaceWatch.Global.

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