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William H Ailor

age ~76

from Palos Verdes Estates, CA

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  • William Rd Ailor
  • William Henry Ailor
  • Bill Ailor
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1052 Via Palestra, Palos Verdes Estates, CA 90274310-541-6440

William Ailor Phones & Addresses

  • 1052 Via Palestra, Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274 • 310-541-6440
  • Palos Verdes Estates, CA
  • Elkins Park, PA
  • Rch Palos Vrd, CA

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Defense & Space

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Director, Center For Orbital And Reentry Debris Studies At The Aerospace Corporation

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Location:
Greater Los Angeles Area
Industry:
Defense & Space

Us Patents

  • Spacecraft Reentry Breakup Recorder

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  • US Patent:
    20040254697, Dec 16, 2004
  • Filed:
    Jun 11, 2003
  • Appl. No.:
    10/460485
  • Inventors:
    William Ailor - Palos Verdes Estates CA,
    Ronald Bywater - Foothill Ranch VA,
    Leon Gurevich - Rancho Palos Verdes CA,
  • International Classification:
    G06F019/00
  • US Classification:
    701/035000, 701/013000
  • Abstract:
    One or more small self-contained reentry breakup recorders are disposed within a spacecraft and each includes a sensor suite for collecting and recording collected and recorded sensory data during reentry breakup of the spacecraft, and includes a communications system for broadcasting the collected and recorded sensory data after breakup and before impact with the surface of the earth to a remote communication system for preserving the sensory data of the breakup as well as data relating to critical events occurring prior to breakup. An internal GPS receiver provides sensory positional data of the reentry and breakup positions.
  • Spacecraft Hardware Tracker

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  • US Patent:
    20080266173, Oct 30, 2008
  • Filed:
    Apr 30, 2007
  • Appl. No.:
    11/796753
  • Inventors:
    William H. Ailor - Palos Verdes Estates CA,
  • International Classification:
    B64G 3/00
    G01S 5/00
  • US Classification:
    34235707, 2441589
  • Abstract:
    A GPS tracker is disposed on launch hardware that separates from a spacecraft launch vehicle during ascent to orbit with the launch hardware having a suborbital trajectory from launch to impact while being tracked so as to track the launch hardware during suborbital flight, such as for tracking separated fuel stages, external tanks, external boosters, and payload fairings that return to earth.

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Space Station Cargo Ship Gives Its All For Science

Space station cargo ship gives its all for science

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  • "Basically, we have a number of large object re-entries, these objects come in randomly every year," William Ailor, a REBR investigator at the Aerospace Corp., said in an earlier discussion on NASA television. "And these objects can be large enough to cause hazards on the ground. One reason we want
  • Date: Jun 22, 2016
  • Category: Sci/Tech
  • Source: Google
Russian Meteor Fallout: What To Do Next Time?

Russian Meteor Fallout: What to Do Next Time?

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  • The Russian fireball explosion and close flyby of asteroid 2012 DA14 "should be wake-up calls that we need to get moving both on finding these smaller objects and on developing effective strategies for mitigating real threats," said William Ailor, principal engineer for the Center for Orbital
  • Date: Feb 26, 2013
  • Source: Google

European space station cargo ship falls into atmosphere

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  • William Ailor, the device's principal investigator from the Aerospace Corp., said the re-entry breakup recorder logged data and transmitted the information back to scientists through the Iridium satellite phone network.
  • Date: Oct 04, 2012
  • Category: Sci/Tech
  • Source: Google

Russia races to rescue Mars probe from Earth orbit

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  • "We've had much larger objects than this come down and not have a problem," said William Ailor of the Aerospace Corp.'s Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies. "Most likely it'll be like the ones we've seen recently. It'll come down in the ocean and we'll never hear about it."
  • Date: Nov 09, 2011
  • Source: Google
Japanese Spaceship Loaded With Garbage Burns Up In Earth's Atmosphere

Japanese Spaceship Loaded With Garbage Burns Up in Earth's Atmosphere

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  • REBR collected data during the breakup of the Kounotori 2 vehicle and successfully 'phoned home' that data prior to final impact, said William Ailor, Director of the Center for Orbital and Reentry Debris Studies at The Aerospace Corporation in El Segundo, Calif. In fact, it is still transmitting
  • Date: Mar 30, 2011
  • Category: Sci/Tech
  • Source: Google

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