About the FISO Telecon Series


The FISO (Future In-Space Operations) Telecon Series was begun in 2006, by the then-active FISO Working Group, as an innovative outreach effort to bring space technology, engineering, and science to the widespread space community with presentations from leaders in their field. Although the telecon can host a limited number of invited participants, the slides and audio are archived for the general public.


This effort has been described in some detail by Co-Chairs Harley Thronson (NASA GSFC) and Dan Lester (U. Texas) in an article in The Space Review.


Co-I Thronson was awarded a Goddard Space Flight Center Astrophysics Science Division “Peer Award” for this effort in 2012. This award recognized the FISO Telecon Series as an innovative and thus far unique forum, providing researchers, industry leaders, and policy makers information on “hot topics” of strategic importance.