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Mr. Fred Slane is a leader in the development and proliferation of space standards in the U.S. and abroad. His current work is leading the development of a reference space technical architecture for the global space industry and NASA. He served as the Chair of the Committee on Standards for Space Plug and Play for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Internationally, he is the U.S. Head of Delegation to the Subcommittee for Space Systems and Operations. He was the Project Lead for standards on Spacecraft Initialization for Lunar Simulants and CubeSats. He was also an invited member and subsequently a subgroup lead for the National Research Office Launch Interaction Workshop.
Mr. Slane retired from the U.S. Air Force after a career that concluded with an assignment as the Chief Architect and Chief Engineer for the ORS Office of Air Force Space Command. In 2003, Mr. Slane founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Space Infrastructure Foundation. He has been the Project Lead on four ISO and AIAA space standards, has published over 15 papers and reports, and has presented numerous classes and presentations on space architecture and standardization. Mr. Slane is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
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