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Jerry Haber Recognized as 2019 IAASS Jerome Lederer Space Safety Pioneer

Torrance, CA, June 05, 2019 –(– ACTA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advanced Core Concepts (ACC), is pleased to announce the recognition of Jerry Haber as the 2019 IAASS Jerome Lederer Space Safety Pioneer in honor of his outstanding contributions to the field of space safety. As Vice President of ACTA, Mr. Haber has served as an industry pioneer in risk analysis for space operations, while fostering the development of a space safety culture that has left a lasting mark not only on his company but the international space community as well.

Since 1968, Mr. Haber has been engaged in launch and reentry safety modeling and safety criteria development & analysis – such modeling approaches for launch vehicle hazards have enabled higher-fidelity risk evaluations that offer significant flexibility in launch planning. He began his career at the Systems Technology Center of Lear Siegler developing flight safety models and software for Vandenberg Air Force Base and the Navy at Point Mugu. After joining the J. H. Wiggins Company in 1972, he became a key member of the modeling and analysis team that created the modern approach for flight safety analysis. His projects included the first third party risk analysis for the STS, various missiles, and evaluation of the environmental impacts of range operations. Since joining ACTA in 1989, he has led the development of common risk acceptability and risk analysis standards across the US and promoted their international adoption. As Vice President of ACTA, Mr. Haber’s work remains focused on providing government agencies with the guidance and tools needed to assure public safety within domestic and international launch communities.

Mr. Haber offers: “I’m greatly appreciative of the honor that has been provided to me with this award. My commitment to our space safety community is to continue building processes and trainings in support of the growing space industry so the next generation can continue to reach for the stars with confidence in the protection of our safety practices.”

Trase Travers, CEO of ACC, adds: “ACC-ACTA is honored by Mr. Haber’s commitment to the field of space safety and our organization’s culture of excellence. His leadership and technical disciplines continue to serve as a benchmark to his colleagues and industry professionals alike.”

About ACTA:
ACTA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Advanced Core Concepts, is a market-leading risk management company that evaluates safety hazards and risks from space launch vehicle debris, blast, fire, and toxic gases for the Department of Defense, the FAA, NASA, and international companies and agencies. ACTA’s capabilities include explosives safety, fire and toxic risk analyses, petrochemical risk management, anti-terrorist risk management, reliability and logistics, aircraft impact and noise analysis, structural mechanics research, and the development of specialized engineering software.

About Advanced Core Concepts:
Advanced Core Concepts (ACC) is a solutions provider of research & development, technical services, and products to the space, defense, and intelligence markets. ACC has competence and capabilities in the areas of engineering & programmatic services, software engineering, logistics & sustainment services, space operations & launch support services, risk management & hazard analysis, advanced materials & additive manufacturing, and international program support.

About the Jerome Lederer Space Safety Pioneer Award:
The Jerome Lederer Space Safety Pioneer Award is assigned bi-annually by the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) to an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the field of space safety. The nominee is an individual who is or has been working, for a large part of his career, full time in space safety or in a closely related engineering and/or operational field. He has shown outstanding support and dedication to space safety and achieved national and/or international recognition.

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