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LLI: Space Satellites

Presented ByLifelong Learning Institute, Manassas
When/WhereWednesday, May 15, 2019 10:30amHylton Performing Arts Center, Gregory Family Theater, Science and Technology

What They Are and How They Benefit the U.S.

Instructor: Gary Jacobsen

This non-technical, unclassified overview of the American space program will focus on nine categories of satellites and the functions that are unique to each. Communications satellites are discussed in depth, along with satellites for position location, navigation, search and rescue, astronomy, weather, earth observation, and national defense. Miniature satellites are also illustrated and discussed. With the help of full-color PowerPoint slides and short video clips, the instructor will simplify an otherwise complex subject.

Grant G. Jacobsen was a communications officer during his Marine Corps career. He commanded the 7th Communications Battalion on Okinawa and held other senior staff positions. His last military assignment, as a colonel, was as head of the Military Command Centers Division of the Command, Control, Communications, and Computers Directorate (J6) of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon.

This event is open to the public. For more information about the Lifelong Learning Institute, Manassas, visit: lli-manassas.org

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