Miles Lifson

Miles is a PhD student in aeronautics and astronautics focusing on space traffic management, space situational awareness, and space sustainability. His research draws on a variety of methods and disciplines to ensure that we, and those who come after us, will be able to continue to enjoy benefits derived from space. His PhD research centers on the development of al ow Earth orbit slotting system using flower constellation theory to coordinate between large numbers of satellites controlled by different operators. MATLAB is helping to enable this work and serves as a “lingua franca”across a multidisciplinary team of collaborators with different backgrounds. He earned a BA in physics and government from Claremont McKenna College and an SM in technology and policy and an SM in aeronautics and astronautics from MIT.



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