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Wilfried Ley

Wilfried Ley, German space engineer, researcher. Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Luft-und Raumfahrt.

Background

  • Ley, Wilfried was born on June 21, 1944 in Neunkirchen, Germany. Son of Johann and Christina (Fuchs) Ley.

  • Education

    • Master of Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, 1968. Dipl-Ing, Technology University Aachen, Germany, 1969. Dr-Ing., Technology University Bochum, Germany, 1981.

      ProfDrIng, University Applied Engineering, Aachen, 1988.

    Career

    • Scientist DFVLR/Space Simulation, Cologne, Germany, 1969-1980, DFVLR/Program Planning, Cologne, 1980-1985. Head department space utilization DFVLR, 1985-1988. Lecturer University Applied Engineering, Aachen, 1983-1988, professor Institute Space Technology, since 1988, vice dean, since 1992, head aeronautical and astronautical technical, 1999.

      Consultant DARA, Godesberg, Germany, 1989-1992, CAE, Stolberg, Germany, 1989-1991, ESTEC, Noordwijk, Netherlands, 1995-1996. Member space system technical committee Institut für Angewandte Festkörperphysik, Paris, 1990-1995. Coordinator space station working group Legal Framework for the Commercial Use of Outer Space, 1998.

    Works

    • Handbook of Space Technology (Library of Flight)
    • Twenty years since the first edition was published in German, and just over fifty years since the launch of the Earth's first ever artificial satellite Sputnik 1, this third edition of the "Handbook of Space Technology" presents in full color a detailed insight into the fascinating world of space for the first time in English.
    • Author, editor: Handbook of Space Technology, 1988, European Utilization Aspects of Low Earth Orbit Space Station Elements, 1983.

    Membership

    Member American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Luft-und Raumfahrt.

    Connections

    • Married Marita Meis, November 22, 1969. Children: Ingo, Astrid.
    • father: Johann Ley
    • mother: Christina (Fuchs) Ley
    • spouse: Marita Meis
    • children: Ingo Ley
    • Astrid Ley
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    Born June 21, 1944
    (age 73)
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    • 1968
      Illinois Institute of Technology
    • 1969
      Technology University Aachen
    • 1981
      Technology University Bochum
    • 1988
      University Applied Engineering
    • 1969 - 1980
      Scientist, DFVLR/Space Simulation
      Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1980 - 1985
      Scientist, DFVLR/Space Simulation
      Cologne, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1983 - 1988
      lecturer, University Applied Engineering
      Aachen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
    • 1985 - 1988
      head, department space utilization DFVLR
    • 1992
      lecturer, University Applied Engineering
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