Speaker Night – Alfred Ng (CSA)
September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Understanding Lunar Gateway Orbit
The Lunar Gateway will be placed in Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO). This presentation will explain to the audience why this is a fascinating choice. The presenter will walk through the audience first in the basics of Keplerian orbits. He will introduce concepts of halo orbit, Lagrangian points, delta-V and station keeping. To make the presentation accessible to all, no mathematical formulas will be used.
Short Biography of Alfred Ng
Alfred Ng obtained his Ph.D. from the University of British Columbia in 1992. He joined the Canadian Space Agency as the Research Scientist the same year and he is currently Deputy Director in the Engineering & Capability Demonstration Directorate. He served for 6 years as the Chair of International Astronautical Federation Astrodynamics Committee. He is also a member of International Academy of Astronautics. Currently, he is managing Stratospheric Balloon program and he is also the Technical Lead on Canadian CubeSat Project. He has authored and co-authored 14 journal publications and over 45 conference papers.