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Robert Rovetto

Rovetto, Robert J.


Research Interests: 

Astronautics, Orbital Debris, Space Situational Awareness, Space/Astro Ontology, Formal Ontology, Astrodynamics, Orbit design, Orbital mechanics, Space Policy, Philosophy of Space Exploration, Philosophy (general)


Courses: Space Studies - American Military University/American Public University System

M.A.: The State University of New York at Buffalo - Philosophy with Ontology focus

B.A.: University of Maryland, College Park - Philosophy. Minor in Business & Management w/Business IT focus.


Introduction to Deductive Logic, PHI215, Fall 2010, SUNY Buffalo – Grader Teaching Assistant

Honors and Awards: 
  • Bob Richards Scholarship for Peace through Space — a Runner-up at SpaceVision 2014 conference
  • International School on Applied Ontology, Bolzano-Bozen, Italy, June 26-July 1(Grant)
  • FOIS conference 2016, and WoCoMOE workshop (at FOIS), Annecy, France, July 5-9, 2016 (Grant)
  • Misc. in maritime safety (available upon request)


Professional Memberships: 
  • American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) (Approx. 2015-present, 2012-2014, 2002)
  • Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), Buffalo chapter (Approx. 2009-2013)
  • The International Association for Ontology and its Applications (Approx. 2011, 2013-2016)
  • American Philosophical Association (Approx. 2011, 2013-2014)
Selected Publications: