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Side Meetings

Sunday, August 5

Development of a CubeSat Reference Model as an OMG Specification

Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location
Fine Arts - Visual 264

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the formalized application of modeling to support key systems engineering tasks for addressing requirements, design, analysis, validation, and verification.

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 Reference Model (CRM).

The CRM 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.

Contact
David Kaslow
david.kaslow@gmail.com

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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 professionals up to age 35. This networking event will include 150 early professionals, representatives from sponsoring aerospace and defense organizations, and guest panelists representing a broad demographic of space experience.

Our featured panelists will provide career and 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
stephanie.halton@usurf.usu.edu

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Monday, August 6

Small Satellite Technology Workshop

Time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location
Animal Sciences 118

The Small Satellite Technology Workshop, sponsored by the AIAA Small Satellite Technical Committee, provides an opportunity to discuss key technology and technology policy topics related to small satellites.

Propose a presentation topic at the workshop by emailing jeremy.straub@ndsu.edu with a topic title and 150 word abstract.

Contact
Jeremy Straub
jeremy.straub@ndsu.edu

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Small Satellite Communications Workshop

Time
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center 007

The Small Satellite Communications Workshop, sponsored by the AIAA Small Satellite Technical Committee, provides an opportunity to discuss key communications topics related to small satellites. In particular, this year, a key area of focus will be pending FCC changes to commercial small satellite licensing. Numerous other small satellite communications topics will also be discussed.

Propose a presentation topic at the workshop by emailing jeremy.straub@ndsu.edu with a topic title and 150 word abstract.

Contact
Jeremy Straub
jeremy.straub@ndsu.edu

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Development of a CubeSat Reference Model as an OMG Specification

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 201

Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) is the formalized application of modeling to support key systems engineering tasks for addressing requirements, design, analysis, validation, and verification.

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 Reference Model (CRM).

The CRM 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.

Contact
David Kaslow
david.kaslow@gmail.com

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Workshop for Modular Interfaces for Satellite Servicing Upgrade and Repair

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 303/305

Altius is developing a MagTag™ modular satellite interface to enable low-cost, on-orbit repair and upgrade of cubesats and smallsats via installation of plug-and-play modules. This workshop will focus on gathering feedback from interested industry, government, and academic parties on potential MagTag use cases, required interface capabilities, any concerns or recommendations for the current MagTag design, and plans for maturing the MagTag to flight readiness.

Pre-Register Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/workshop-for-modular-interfaces-for-satellite-servicing-and-repair-tickets-47993480793

Contact
Joshua Nelson
nelsonj@altius-space.com

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Creating a More Resilient Space Infrastructure

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 307/309

Increased threats to space systems are fueling the demand for greater space resilience and large smallsat constellations. Advanced technologies for on-orbit servicing, disaggregation, space situational awareness, and increased access to space are emerging as vital tools to protect critical assets and provide fleet redundancy. What are the latest initiatives to protect and defend space capabilities against emerging threats? Join us as commercial and government leaders provide a window into the future of space resiliency.

Moderator: Rob Zitz, SVP & Chief Strategy Officer, SSL, a Maxar Technologies company

Panelists:

  • Gregory Black, Senior GEOINT Authority for Commercial Imagery and Services, NGA
  • Dan Burkett, Director of Business & Strategy, VOX Space
  • Fred Kennedy, Director, DARPA TTO
  • David Weeks, SETA Senior Principal Investigator, Radiance Technologies

Contact
Omar Mahmoud
omar.mahmoud@sslmda.com

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NASA Pre-Town Hall Technical Exchange

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center 130

The Small Spacecraft Technology Program (SSTP) offers a pre-Town Hall technical exchange on two opportune topics of interest: laser communications and space traffic management. The SSTP funds two laser communications projects: the Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD) mission, currently on orbit, and demonstrating space-to-ground laser communications; and the CubeSat Laser Intersatellite Crosslink (CLICK) project still in development, and planned to demonstrate satellite-to-satellite laser communication. A talk on space traffic management will focus on a project that is adapting an unmanned aerial systems traffic management architecture to the domain of space traffic management.

Project representatives will present each of these projects and will be available for questions.

Contact
Elwood Agasid
Elwood.F.Agasid@nasa.gov

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Small Satellite Ground Station Communication Seminar

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
Old Main 301

Join RBC Signals for an informative session on LEO communication systems where we share our lessons learned on topics including: the current regulatory environment, the benefits of a ground station network vs building your own ground station, and designing a requirements-driven communications architecture.

Contact
Sean McClinton
sean@rbcsignals.com

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US Air Force Space Safety and Standard Practices Interchange

Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Biology & Natural Resources 278

The Space Safety Division of the Air Force Safety Center develops and publishes space safety policy for the US Air Force and is looking to increase consideration for small satellites in future publications. This meeting will serve to promote awareness and function as a technical interchange from the small satellite community for safety issues related to small satellites.

Topics include but not limited to:

  • Air Force space safety policy overview
  • safety considerations of systems design
  • Standard practices
  • Risk Management
  • Sppace mishap, incident, and hazard information sharing

Contact
Daniel Moomey
daniel.moomey.1@us.af.mil

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Mitigating Risk with Upfront Analysis, Simulations, and Testing

Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 207

Having a mishap with real flight hardware is not an option. Therefore, we take steps to mitigate risk upfront.

Number 1: Reliability Analysis during the design phase is an essential step, often utilized too late in the process, or left out altogether.  A perfect example of a money and time saving analysis: in many cases redundancy decreases reliability, and it obviously is more expensive. Assuming redundancy is insurance, is a mistake.

And, Number 2: Hardware in the loop and/or simulation testing in advance during R&D. Just as small spacecraft are more economical and useful for advancing new technologies up the TRL ladder, desktop satellite simulators are an economical approach to providing students and professionals with hands-on experience and training, reducing the risk of human error and subsequent, costly delays. EyasSat Sat Sims are fully functional, small spacecraft, including all major subsystems, ADCS, Power Distribution, Data Handling, and Comm. Users perform attitude control, thermal, and direct energy transfer studies using COSMOS Command & Control, from Ball Aerospace, and a variety of test beds and equipment. The presentation will bring the Cube Sat Community up to date on the improvements and capabilities, both in hardware and software, which have been added since the EyasSat concept was first born at USAFA over a decade ago. And, (hopefully) the re-engineered, fully 3 DoF, spherical airbearing and 3U Cubesat, E3, which preserves the capability of our traditional nanosatellite, whilst conforming to cubesat form factor, will be revealed. The original form factor EyasSat (similar to the first “Falcon Sats” from the Academy) is designed for one axis control on an air bearing and focuses on subsystem level design, test, verification, and software exploration has proven its value in both university classrooms, government labs, and as a tool for professional improvement. The E3, maintains the learning experiences of the original, and further allows for focus on model based design of attitude control software by tying MatLab Simulink, the COSMOS ground system, and the 3 axis air bearing into a classroom/laboratory setting for development and verification of flight code on more sophisticated systems.

Contact
Genah Burditt
gburditt@eyassat.com

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Introduction to Vacuum Science and System Design

Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Huntsman Hall 180

This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in vacuum technology. Subjects covered include molecular density in vacuum, the ideal gas law, molecular flow in various vacuum regimes, characteristics of gas composition at various molecular densities, general principles of gas-solid interactions, vacuum pump technology and the impact of fundamental 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. It also provides a general review for those who have had some formal training in vacuum technology. The student should achieve a general understanding of vacuum technology as a foundation for further training in vacuum system design and thin film deposition. This course also includes several short quizzes to better enable the learning process. Students who attend the class can receive a personalized certificate of attendance signed by the course instructor.

Contact
Bill Zinn
billz@lesker.com

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The Future of Small Satellites: Policy, Regulations, Technology

Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Old Main 121

Join The Aerospace Corporation's Center for Space Policy and Strategy for a presentation and discussion about the government and intergovernmental regulations that impact the growth of the small satellite field. Consider the interplay between new space, new technologies, and existing government structures and agencies. How best can these things work together in an era of new space?

Contact
David Hebert
david.hebert@aero.org

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OpenLST: An Open-Source UHF Radio Solution

Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 201

Planet will present on OpenLST, a low cost, high reliability, open source UHF transceiver. OpenLST provides low-speed TT&C communications based on a CC1110 chip. This informal discussion will include design, hardware schematics, reference designs, software, and licensing for this transceiver.

Contact
Bryan Klofas
bryan@planet.com

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Workshop Presentation: Smallsat Launch 1-2-3

Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 205

A lot of exciting new developments are happening in the small satellite launcher arena. As a smallsat developer, whether as a first timer or a veteran, it is often confusing to navigate the process of getting your payload to space. Come join us in this fun, informative journey through the Small Satellite industry. Test your knowledge, think of new approaches, and learn from industry peers as you and your team navigate the challenges of getting a small satellite to space. No experience necessary and we’d love to have representation from all corners of the industry (spacecraft, launch, ground, component suppliers, and data analytics). Prizes will be awarded!

Contact
Connie LaPorte
connie.laporte@virginorbit.com

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CONFERS Open Info Session: Standards and Best Practices for Rendezvous and Proximity Operations with SmallSats

Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 303/305

An increasing number of technology and business concepts are evolving which feature the use of smallsats to conduct rendezvous and proximity operations. This event will introduce an ongoing initiative, The Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS), to develop industry consensus best practices, standards, and norms of behavior to help enable these concepts. Members of the CONFERS Secretariat will discuss the current state of the activity, provide information on ways to get involved, and answer questions about the initiative.

Contact
Ian Christensen
ichristensen@swfound.org

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Smallsat Enabled Applications: What’s Next?

Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
University Inn 507

Smallsats built heritage through the 2000s with educational missions that grew into a robust commercial market dominated by Earth observation and situational awareness applications. But smallsat capabilities and payloads continue to advance, opening the door to new applications and novel commercial services. From IoT to weather, marketing to finance, and environment monitoring to entertainment, we continue to develop new ways to leverage small platforms. Which new applications are being enabled and pursued by smallsats, and which have the most commercial potential? Join us as industry leaders discuss the up-and-coming ways to leverage smallsats.

Industry leaders to include:

  • Tom Segert, Co-founder & Director of Business Development, Berlin Space Technologies
  • Daniel Rasky, Chief, Space Portal Officce, NASA Ames Research Center
  • Roshan Patel, Associate, Space Angels Network

Contact
Carolyn Belle
cbelle@nsr.com

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NASA Town Hall

Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center 130

In its 7th 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 2018 Small Spacecraft Technology Program missions and solicitations is a focal point of the meeting.

The format includes a briefing summary and time for Q&A.

Contact
Julianna Fishman
Julianna.L.Fishman@nasa.gov

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Building a Scalable Ground Station Network

Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Old Main 326

What does it take to build a truly scalable ground station network? In this session, the Infostellar team will present how we are answering this question through the development of StellarStation, a cloud-based platform that aggregates ground stations around the world.

When scaling from one technology demonstration to a full commercial operation with potentially hundreds of satellites, the ground segment challenge is how to incrementally increase ground station capacity with minimal integration and regulatory cost. To test our approach to this challenge, over 2017-18 we deployed an experimental version of StellarStation: a free ground station network for amateur frequencies.

We will share our experience of creating this amateur ground network, discuss regulatory challenges and pitfalls to avoid during frequency selection and coordination, and announce future commercial plans for StellarStation.

Pre-Register Here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/infostellar-smallsat-conference-side-meeting-building-a-scalable-ground-station-network-tickets-48404449010

Contact
Swathinath “Vijay” Vijayan
vijay@istellar.jp

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SmallSat GEOpardy (jeopardy)

Round 1

Time
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

 

Location
Fieldhouse Stage

Round 2

Time
3:45 PM - 4:15 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 Small Sat GEOpardy (jeopardy)!

Contact Lisa Kuo to sign up.

Contact
Lisa Kuo
lisa.kuo@aero.org

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Tuesday, August 7

We're Ready For Your Satellite: Deployment Opportunities with NanoRacks

Time
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 203

NanoRacks is the leading provider of access to low-Earth orbit, having deployed over 200 small satellites into orbit. NanoRacks opportunities begin with our ISS CubeSat Deployer, and expand with our "Doublewide" CubeSat Deployer and External Cygnus CubeSat Deployer. We offer opportunities on the International Space Station, PSLV, and more. We also offer opportunities for hosted payloads on our External Platform, letting you test out your satellite technology with the option to bring the payload back to Earth. To date, we've flown numerous startups, government payloads, and satellites from over 30 nations. Come to learn the best pathway to get your next satellite into orbit!

Contact
Abby Dickes
adickes@nanoracks.com

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Online launch booking: is it becoming a reality? By Precious Payload, Aerospace Corporation, and GK Launch Services

Time
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 205

Precious Payload is an online launch booking platform for smallsats, featuring manifests and rideshare slots posted directly by launch operators. We reduce cost and time associated with procuring the launch by adopting latest standards and introducing automatic matchmaking algorithms.

This time we are joined by Aerospace Corporation, GK Launch Services (Soyuz operator) and our Insurance Partner, to talk about how a concept of an online launch marketplace can change the way we do and plan our business. We invite both launch providers and smallsat operators to this meeting.

Contact
Ksenia Lisitsyna
kseniia.lisitsyna@preciouspayload.com

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Doing Business with Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC)

Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 303/305

Please join us for an overview on doing business with the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC). We will cover the following topics: SpEC Timeline, SpEC Vision, SpEC Leadership, Dues and Fees, How to Join, and Membership.

Contact
Brian Delamater
brian.delamater@ati.org

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UNP NanoSat 10 RFP Announcement

Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center 007

The University NanoSat Program is officially announcing its request for proposals for the NanoSat 10 university competition cycle.

Contact
Sennen Pena
Sennen.pena@sdl.usu.edu

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NASA Short Talks

Time
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
Fieldhouse Stage

How JPL Formulates SmallSat Missions Using A-Team and Team Xc
Steve Matousek, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Streamlining Compatibility Testing for Small Satellites
Scott Schaire, NASA Wallops Flight Facility

Venture Class
Justin Treptow, NASA Kennedy Space Center

2018 ELaNa Mission Status - the Busiest Year Yet!
Scott Higginbotham, NASA Kennedy Space Center

Core Flight System: High Quality Open Source Flight Software
David McComas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

SODA: A Swarm Mission Design Tool
Joel Mueting, NASA Ames Research Center

Future Opportunities for CubeSats on NASA’s Space Launch System
David Hitt, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

Contact
Julianna Fishman
Julianna.L.Fishman@nasa.gov

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Wednesday, August 8

Bang! OUCH! An Open Discussion on Approaches to Computer, Sensor, and Actuator Failures

Time
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Location
Animal Sciences 118

In this session we will discuss failures in electronic systems and what to do about them--ignore errors, use fault recovery techniques, or replace the vehicle. Component suppliers and users are encouraged to come to discuss current and upcoming technologies and standards. Come spend some time with others who worry about the nervous systems of spacecraft.

Contact
David VomLehn
vomlehn@hord.systems

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NanoRacks Airlock Module: Expanding Opportunities for SmallSats

Time
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 203

The NanoRacks Airlock Module will be the first-ever commercial airlock on the International Space Station. The NanoRacks Airlock allows for 5 times the deployment volume than what is currently offered on the International Space Station via the JEM Airlock. Manifested to launch in late 2019, commercial opportunities are now available for small satellites, externally mounted hosted payloads, and more.

Contact
Abby Dickes
adickes@nanoracks.com

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SmallSat Parts On Orbit Now (SPOON) Database and Web Application Overview and Introduction to New Future Capabilities

Time
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center 007

The Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute (S3VI) at Ames Research Center is collaborating with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL) on the development of a smallsat parts database called SmallSat Parts On Orbit Now (SPOON). The SPOON database contains smallsat parts and technologies developed by industry, academia, and government. These parts are categorized under the following major satellite subsystems: power; propulsion; thermal control; guidance, navigation, and control (GNC); command and data handling (C&DH); communications; structures, materials, and mechanisms; integrated spacecraft platforms; integration, launch, and deployment; ground data systems and mission operations; and deorbit systems. The focus of the meeting will be to review the SPOON database functionality and new/future capabilities.

Contact
Yvonne Polak
yvonne.polak@sdl.usu.edu

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NASA Short Talks

Time
3:45 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
Fieldhouse Stage

Integrating Optical Communications into NASA’s Space Network
Haleh Safavi, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Small Teaming Strategies for Successful SmallSat Missions
Anh Nguyen, NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) Program – Innovative EEE Parts Resource for the Future
Michael Campola, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

GSFC Small Satellite Office
Thomas Johnson, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center / Wallops Flight Facility

On-Orbit, Subarcsecond Pointing of the 6U ASTERIA CubeSat
Christopher M. Pong, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Space Launch System Exploration Mission-1: One Giant Leap for CubeSats
David Hitt, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

42: An Open-Source Spacecraft Attitude Simulation Tool
Eric Stoneking, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Contact
Julianna Fishman
Julianna.L.Fishman@nasa.gov

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Thursday, August 9

SDL Classified Workshop: Delivering Mission Success

Time
1:45 PM - 5:45 PM

Location
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Bennett Laboratory building
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 TS//SI/TK//NOFORN workshop.

This year’s workshop theme Delivering Mission Success covers a wide range of technical topics, including all aspects of cyber protection, spectrum management, 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

Preregistration 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 10

CSSMA General Meeting

Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 205/207

The Commercial Smallsat Spectrum Management Association is hosting an all-day meeting to discuss smallsat spectrum, regulatory and other industry issues. Join us to hear about how CSSMA is addressing current challenges and opportunities facing the industry. Lunch will be provided.

CSSMA seeks to create the conditions for a coordinated, transparent, and expedited spectrum coordination process among commercial small satellite spectrum users, government users, and other satellite and terrestrial users, and to advocate and represent the members’ views on spectrum management and other policy matters that affect the smallsat community.

Contact:
Jan King
jan@astrodigital.com

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SDL Classified Workshop: Delivering Mission Success

Time
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Bennett Laboratory building
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 TS//SI/TK//NOFORN workshop.

This year’s workshop theme Delivering Mission Success covers a wide range of technical topics, including all aspects of cyber protection, spectrum management, 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

Preregistration 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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