Side Meetings

Sunday, August 4

Next-Gen Night Out: Network with Industry Leaders

Time
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location
Logan Country Club
710 North 1500 East Logan, UT 84321

Are you looking to make strategic industry connections? The Space Dynamics Laboratory is hosting a pre-conference networking session, with complimentary hors d’oeuvres and a no-host bar, for early professionals (post-degree, up to 35). This networking event will include 200 early professional, representatives from sponsoring aerospace and defense organizations, and guest panelists representing a broad demographic of space experience. Our featured panelists will provide career industry insights during a brief discussion before mingling with attendees.

Pre-registration required.
www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/next-gen


Contact
Stephanie Halton
(435) 713-3058
Stephanie.halton@sdl.usu.edu

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Monday, August 5

Workforce Development Leadership Exchange

Time
8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Location
Huntsman Hall Perry Pavilion (4th floor)

Join us for a valuable leadership exchange with senior executives in the industry and a dynamic discussion on workforce development. Attendees will get the opportunity to partcip ate in a "speed mentoring" session to hear some of the challenges and triumphs that our current leaders have faced along their career journey. Light breakfast will be provided.

Pre-registration required.
https://31056.blackbaudhosting.com/31056/Fuel-Your-Future--Small-Satellite-Conference


Contact
Bernadette Maisel
(719) 351-7500
bernadette@spacefoundation.org

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Development of a CubeSat Reference Model as an OMG Specification

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 201

The International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Space Systems Working Group (SSWG) in conjunction with the Object Management Group (OMG) Space Domain Task Force (SDTF) is developing a CubeSat Systems Reference Model (CSRM). The CSRM is implemented in Systems Modeling Language (SysML) using graphical modeling tools. It can be used by a University team as a starting point for development of their mission-specific CubeSat. This session will include a demonstration of the model.


Contact
David Kaslow
(610) 405-6685
David.kaslow@gmail.com

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Mitigating Risk with the Right Team, Upfront Analysis, Simulations, and Testing

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 311

Having a mishap with flight hardware is not an option. Therefore, we take steps to mitigate risk upfront. Number 1: Have the right expertise on the team. Know when to outsource; know where your engineering gaps are. Number 2: Engage SMEs to review your requirements. Even the most illustrious authors have editors.


Contact
Genah Burditt
(303) 902-3196
gburditt@eyassat.com

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Introduction to Vacuum Science and System Design

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 303/305

This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in vacuum technology and their impact on vacuum system design. Subjects covered include the decision tree required for a comprehensive and compact design approach and the impact of design decisions and operating practices on vacuum system performance. It is intended for people who are new to vacuum or may not have any formal training. The student should achieve a general understanding of vacuum system design as a foundation for further training in vacuum system modeling and manufacturing.


Contact
Bill Zinn
(412) 387-9007
billz@lesker.com

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SmallSat Capabilities and Sustainability Workshop

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 205/207

SmallSats are opening opportunities across the space enterprise and new entrants are emerging with innovative technologies, methods, and services. But can these new entrants clear the strategic, regulatory, development, manufacturing, and operational hurdles that stand in their way? This event, hosted by The Aerospace Corporation, focuses on:
Sharing the regulatory realities facing SmallSat operators
Introducing and discussing methods for assessing risk in SmallSat systems development and manufacturing, including Aerospace’s Performance, Evaluation, Test, Risk Assessment (PETRA) Service


Contact
Kelly Hart
(571) 304-7842
Kelly.a.hart@aero.org

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Introduction of Radiation Effects: Enabling Longer and Harsher Environment SmallSat Missions

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 203

Radiation Test Solutions, Inc. will be providing an introductory training module for radiation effects on space systems. This training course will cover space radiation environments and their effects on spacecraft materials and electronics. We will discuss the various natural radiation sources, and the temporal and spatial variations in these environments. The basic interactions of radiation in materials, and how that manifests in mechanical, optical, and electrical degradation. Discussion of mitigation techniques will also be covered with approaches for analysis and testing to verify the radiation resilience of the design.


Contact
Todd Mears
(719) 749-8004
tmears@radiationtestsolutions.com

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SmallSats at Scale

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ESLC 046

The commercial smallsat industry is rapidly maturing from a field dominated by one-off experiments and demos to a new era of large scale smallsat constellations. This era of “smallsats at scale” has many implications for launch, ground command and control and big data analytics, space traffic management, national security, and business and consumer applications. This panel will explore these implications with participants representing the companies and government agencies that are on the forefront of making “smallsats at scale” a reality.

Moderator: Chuck Beames, Chairman, SmallSat Alliance

Panelists:

  • Col Dennis Bythewood, USAF: Program Executive Officer for Space Development, Space and Missile Systems Center
  • Jim Pruneski: Director of Space and Strategic Systems, Space and Missile Defense Command
  • Ben Randolph: Senior Director of SmallSat Production, Maxar
  • Jimi Crawford: CEO/Founder, Orbital Insight

Presented by Maxar and the SmallSat Alliance


Contact
Omar Mahmoud
(650) 852-5388
Omar.Mahmoud@maxar.com

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Prospects and Challenges for the SmallSat Industry

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 307/309

Please join us to preview the newly released “prospects for the Small Satellite Market” report from Euroconsult. We will present an overview on Small Satellite demand, manufacturing, and launch, as well as discuss trends and strategic issues associated with small satellite market development. While discussion will center around an economic snapshot of the current small satellite ecosystem, there will also be an opportunity to explore trends that are driving the future outlook.


Contact
Sima Fishman
(703) 520-6415
Sima.fishman@euroconsult-na.com

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NASA Town Hall

Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location
ESLC 130

In its 8th year, the Annual NASA Town Hall meeting is a forum for scientists and technologists to hear about NASA's current and future plans for small satellite missions and related technologies in the Space Technology (STMD), Science (SMD), and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorates (HEOMD). This forum is designed to inform participants on upcoming funding opportunities for various types of projects across NASA. A status of 2019 Small Spacecraft Technology Program missions and solicitations is a focal point of the meeting.


Contact
Julianna Fishman
(650) 604-0637
Julianna.L.Fishman@nasa.gov

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GEOpardy

Round 1

Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Location
Fieldhouse Stage

Round 2

Time
4:15 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
Fieldhouse Stage

Have some fun and challenge your knowledge of Small Satellites. Do you know the smallest class of a launched satellite? Showcase your knowledge of satellite trivia, compete against your colleagues for a small prize, and play SmallSat GEOpardy!

Contact Rafael Spears to sign up.


Contact
Rafael Spears
Rafael.Spears1@aero.org

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Satellite Ground Segment and the Intelligent Edge

Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
ECC 303/305

Small Satellites are ushering in a new, data intensive era of space. New data-centric architectures are needed in the ground segment to realize the full potential of small satellites. We’ll discuss trends and challenges in ground segment architecture to address the coming flood of small satellite data, including antennas, software defined radios (SDR), compute and storage at the edge, and public cloud integration.


Contact
Sean McClinton
(425) 922-1886
sean@rbcsignals.com

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Driving the CubeSat Revolution by Employing Free Standards for Space and Model-based System Engineering (MBSE)

Time
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location
ECC 203

The Object Management Group® (OMG®) Space Domain Task Force (SDTF) in conjunction with International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) Space Systems Working Group (SSWG) is developing a CubeSat Systems Reference Model (CSRM). OMG has a number of free Space Standards and is now implementing the CSRM in Systems Modeling Language™ (SysML™) using graphical modeling tools. The standards and CSRM It can be used by a university and industry teams as a starting or insertion point for development of their mission-specific CubeSat speeding up time to launch at reduced risk.


Contact
Steve MacLaird
(703) 231-6335
MacLaird@omg.org

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GK Launch Services: Smart Access to Space for Small Satellites on Soyuz-2 LV

Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
ECC 201

GK will discuss launching of multiple payloads into any type of orbits via cluster missions on Soyuz-2 with the Fregat Upper Stage. Fregat can deliver numerous SmallSats to different orbits within one mission by having the multiple restart capability of its main thruster up to 7 ignitions. To further increase access to space for SmallSats and CubeSats of mass up to 120kg, we introduced an online price calculator.


Contact
Mila Savelveva
(495) 150-4472
savelyeva@gklaunch.ru

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Small Satellites and Sustainable Development

Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
ECC 205/207

This event will explore how small satellites can be used by a wide variety of actors from national governments to international development organizations to local community networks focused on activities that contribute to the SDGs. Small satellites can be a cost-effective way of collecting information about large, relatively unpopulated or difficult to access areas and have already been integrated successfully in many programs on agriculture, water, land use planning, disaster management, and climate change. Panelists will examine implemented and proposed case studies from non-profit, academic, and industry actors and analyze barriers to expanding the use of small satellite technology for humanitarian and development purposes. It will also look at how the small satellite community can better connect and work with development organizations to improve the effectiveness of projects.


Contact
Krystal Wilson
(202) 506-0906
kwilson@swfound.org

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Elevating Small Satellite Customer Experience

Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
ECC 203

As dedicated launch vehicles for small satellites come to market what are the benefits for your business or program? Find out how Virgin is bringing it’s legendary customer service to the launch industry. What that means for you as a customer and what to expect once you procure a launch and join the Virgin family. We’ll explain how we are transforming the launch experience all the way from contract signature to post launch support.


Contact
Connie LaPorte
(562) 706-3623
connie.laporte@virginorbit.com

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Panel Discussion: Is the SmallSat Bubble About to Pop?

Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
ECC 303/305

The relative simplicity, and the low-cost architecture of smallsats are enabling easier access to space. While new business models are creating additional revenue streams and opportunities, the smallsat industry does present highly challenging business cases. From LEO constellations to dedicated launchers to new manufacturing techniques, the long-term sustainability remains one of the biggest concerns. This panel will discuss the challenges and strategic outlook of the ever dynamic smallsat economy.


Contact
Shagun Sachdeva
ssachdeva@nsr.com

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NASA Requirements for Orbital Debris and for Entry Safety

Time
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location
ECC 205/207

An overview of the requirements and the rationales for them for any satellite sponsored by or hosted by NASA. NASA free tools to prove compliance are commonly used to validate the comparable requirements enforced by FAA & FCC. Come understand your obligations & the painless ways that you can prove you’ve met them.


Contact
Jack Bacon
(281) 814-8665
John.bacon-1@nasa.gov

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Tuesday, August 6

Spectrolab is Building Tomorrow’s Space Solar Cell Today with 32% Efficient XTE

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 205/207

Come hear about XTE first in it’s class! The highest triple junction solar cell in production.


Contact
Silvestra Alexander
(805) 217-9803
Silvestra.alexander@boeing.com

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Phase Four Maxwell: Plug and Play Delta-V for Small Satellites

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 203

Please join Phase Four to see the unveiling of our first commercial product, Maxwell. Maxwell brings the performance and efficiency of traditional plasma propulsion systems to new small satellite constellations. We will discuss the system architecture, spacecraft interface, operations, and regulatory considerations for using Maxwell in your mission. Key members of the Phase Four team will be available after the presentation to continue one-on-one discussions and to answer questions.


Contact
Jim Behmer
(310) 648-8454
info@phasefour.io

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Accessing and Working with DESIS Hyperspectral Data from the International Space Station

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 201

Reliable VNIR hyperspectral data is being collected onboard the International Space Station (ISS) via the DESIS sensor and MUSES platform. This session will talk through DESIS (DLR Earth Sensing Imaging Spectrometer) data access and use as well as the MUSES (Multiple User System for Earth Sensing) mounting and data storage/analytics system for the ISS. MUSES can be used to to test small sat sensors, return the sensor and ensure space worthiness at a cost effective price point. QA with a hyperspectral expert will conclude the session.


Contact
Amanda O'Connor
(256) 361-8183
Amanda.oconnor@teledyne.com

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On-Orbit Manufacturing and Assembly for SmallSat Missions Workshop

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 307/309

Join the Made In Space team to discuss the current state-of-the-art for in-space manufacturing and robotics assembly, brainstorm potential small satellite missions and applications, and explore opportunities to collaborate. This workshop is facilitated by MIS staff and will be on a non-attribution basis. One-on-one discussions are available.


Contact
Justin Kugler
(713) 855-3333
justin@madeinspace.us

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SEOPS Launch Systems and Development Solutions

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 303/305

SEOPS provides deployment solutions and services leveraging existing investments and capabilities to create new, cost effective solutions. Our first launch system products were built using the International Space Station and visiting vehicle infrastructure. Slingshot is our cubesat solution that uses the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft that can fly up to a 12U. MACE is our microsat solution that can fly up to an ESPA-Lite spacecraft. Additionally, our team has developed launch vehicle agnostic products called the Equalizer (quadpak) and Rifle (separation system).


Contact
Chad Brinkley
(281) 639-3548
cbrinkley@seopsllc.com

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Commercial Data Relay Workshop

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 203

Downlink has been proven to be a major bottleneck holding back the true potential of the remote sensing industry. Satellites could be generating more data, but they are constrained by their ability to downlink that data. Hear from Analytical Space on how their data relay service will meet the rising demand for high-throughput, low-latency downlink and foster growth in the industry. The meeting will then open up for discussion of potential use cases for the data relay service. What would your satellite do with more downlink capacity?


Contact
A.Z. Husseini 
az.husseini@analyticalspace.com

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CubeSat Interface Standard

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 307/309

Many CubeSats are now built by combining COTS components available in the market. It is always challenging to fit all the components in the limited volume and make them work as a system. Although PC-104 has been widely used as a de-facto standard, it is not necessarily an ideal solution. As we envision the era of rapid development and mass production, standardization of CubeSat interface is strongly desired. A new initiative to have an international standard of CubeSat interface has started in 2019. This meeting tries to collect various inputs to this issue.


Contact
Mengu Cho
81-93-884-3228
cho@ele.kyutech.ac.jp

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NOAA Satellite and Information Service Town Hall

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 303/305

Our presentation last year focused on how the NSOSA analysis informs NOAA architecture decisions. This year, we will tell the story of how we've already acted on the design and acquisition of our next-gen satellite systems, and what steps will follow. You’ll also hear an outline of the new policies and business models that permit broader and smarter engagement with the Small Sat community, in order to bring commercial innovation into play sooner. As always, we’ll ensure ample opportunity after to answer questions and talk with the audience.


Contact
Melissa Johnson
(202) 441-8753
melissa.c.johnson@noaa.gov

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Wednesday, August 7

Arianespace Guarantees SmallSat Access to Space

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 205/207

A satellite is a satellite, no matter how small. Arianespace’s family of vehicles is prepared to launch them all. Learn how the Vega C and the Ariane 6 have been designed to meet the growing need for SmallSat launches, with dispenser system that can launch every small platform.


Contact
Laetitia Brock
(202) 374-6330
l.brock@arianespace.com

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Precious Payload, a Software-Driven Freight Forwarder Creates a Platform for Small Satellites

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 201

Precious Payload is a product built for the era of commercial New Space age. We are a software-driven freight forwarder that helps payloads get to space. We provide space launch as a service through our software for the satellite operators, startups, research organizations, and universities. And we help launch companies increase the load factor of their rockets by automating the mission analysis and their sales. At the side meeting, we will be presenting a bunch of new features and let all the participants join the platform.


Contact
Kseniia Lisitsyna
Kseniia.lisitsyna@preciouspayload.com

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UbiquitiLink- Doing What Some Thought Impossible, Direct Satellite-to-Phone Connectivity

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 303/305

UbiquitiLink will report on the world’s 1st “cell tower in space” experiment conducted in February 2019, and on the 2nd experiment that is planned to begin in August 2019. Key innovations will be discussed, including A) How to close the 2-way link between a standard phone and a satellite, B) How we use spectrum that is already in the phone, C) Our business model and market size, and D) How we leverage the International Space Station (ISS) for testing. Videos of ISS astronauts assembling our spacecraft will be shown.


Contact
Tshela Mason
(240) 441-3684
tmason@ubiquitilink.com

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Vega C’s Solutions for Multiple Launching of Small Sats

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 203

Join AVIO to learn about Vega C’s multiple solutions for Small Sats, including Smart Payload Adapters and dispensers like SSMS, Vampire and mini-launchers. We will discuss the SSMS’s for flight, set to launch by early September 2019, and show how the Vega L can accommodate a diverse array of commercial and institutional satellites.


Contact
Nicoli Romanelli
angelo.fontana@avio.com

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Doing Business with SpEC (Space Enterprise Consortium)

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 205/207

Please join us for an overview on doing business with SpEC. We will cover the following topics: SpEC Timeline, Spec Vision SpEC Leadership Dues and Fees, how to join and membership.


Contact
Brian Delamater
(843) 760-4348
Brian.delamater@ati.org

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British High Tea: A Look at the UK’s Global Small Sat Ecosystem

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 303/305

The UK's Department for International Trade (DIT), Satellite Applications Catapult, the UK Space Agency (UKSA), and Science & Technology Facilities Council (STFC) welcome you to join our British High Tea where we will discuss partnership opportunities within the UK's thriving small satellite ecosystem. Hear the latest from leading UK commercial and policy stakeholders, and learn about cuttig-edge programmes like In-Orbit Demonstration (IOD) that are open to global participation. Plenty of networking will ensue. We look forward to seeing you there!


Contact
Beth Vaccarezza
(310) 843-2968
Beth.Vaccarezza@mobile.trade.gov.uk

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Thursday, August 8

SDL Classified Workshop: Integrating the Mission

Time
1:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Location
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Bennett Laboratory, King Auditorium
489 East 1650 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

To foster continuity and advancement within the small satellite applications community, the Space Dynamics Laboratory is hosting a workshop following the Small Satellite Conference. The forum will be held at the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

This year’s workshop covers a wide range of technical topics, including all aspects of cyber protection, program briefs, conjunction analysis of new systems, resiliency, small sensors, hardware, and software.

Workshop benefits include:

  • Relevant Government agency briefings on small satellite technical topics
  • Opportunities to exchange information concerning upcoming technical needs and requirements
  • Networking with cleared SCI technical experts
  • Evening social

Pre-registration required.
www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/technical-workshop


Contact
Paul Stewart
(435) 713-3129
paul.stewart@sdl.usu.edu

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Friday, August 9

SDL Classified Workshop: Integrating the Mission

Time
8:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Location
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Bennett Laboratory, King Auditorium
489 East 1650 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

To foster continuity and advancement within the small satellite applications community, the Space Dynamics Laboratory is hosting a workshop following the Small Satellite Conference. The forum will be held at the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

This year’s workshop covers a wide range of technical topics, including all aspects of cyber protection, program briefs, conjunction analysis of new systems, resiliency, small sensors, hardware, and software.

Workshop benefits include:

  • Relevant Government agency briefings on small satellite technical topics
  • Opportunities to exchange information concerning upcoming technical needs and requirements
  • Networking with cleared SCI technical experts
  • Networking luncheon

Pre-registration required.
www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/technical-workshop


Contact
Paul Stewart
(435) 713-3129
paul.stewart@sdl.usu.edu

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Other Meetings

Attendees are welcome to organize unadvertised meetings on their own. Sign-up sheets for free meeting rooms (limited hours) are available at the registration booth at SmallSat.

If organizations wish to request a room for exclusive use, a fee of $100 per day will be assessed. Please do not hold meetings or interviews in any University rooms that are not on our meeting room sign-up sheets without express permission from SmallSat administrators.