SIDE MEETING DEADLINE
June 17, 2020
PRIVATE MEETING DEADLINE
June 30, 2020

Side Meetings Information

Industry-Sponsored Side Meetings

The Small Satellite Conference is pleased to offer organizations the opportunity to hold industry-sponsored side meetings for conference attendees.

SmallSat will assist you in arranging for a room and A/V for your meeting. SmallSat will also advertise official side meetings on the conference website, in the smartphone app, and in the on-site program. An official side meeting must meet the following conditions:

  • Side meeting is held outside of conference hours
  • Limit of two official side meetings per company or organization
  • Meetings that take place Monday - Wednesday have a time limit of 1.5 hrs, and a cost of $100 per meeting
  • Meetings that take place Sunday, Thursday, or Friday will not have a time limit, but if the meeting exceeds 1.5 hours the cost will increase to $200 per meeting
  • Payment must be received before any meeting will be advertised. Please allow 7 to 14 business days for processing
  • Room assignments will be made by conference staff; specific requests will be taken into consideration
  • Requests will be considered by the committee on a first-come, first-served basis

The Small Satellite Conference is not responsible for any side meeting logistics beyond arranging a room and limited advertising. Content is solely the responsibility of the hosting company/organization.

For any Side Meeting questions, please contact michelle.howa@sdl.usu.edu

Side Meeting Request Form

Private Meeting Rooms

If organizations wish to request a room for exclusive use, a fee of $200.00 per day will be assessed. To set up a private meeting location, fill out the Private Meeting Request Form. Requests will be considered by committee on a first-come, first-served basis. Forms must be received by June 30, 2020. A private meeting must meet the following conditions:

  • Only one meeting room can be reserved per company
  • Fee of $200/day must be paid via a link provided for payment once reservation is confirmed
  • Requests will be considered by conference staff on a first come, first served basis
  • Room assignments will be made by conference staff; specific requests will be taken into consideration
Private Meeting Request Form

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.

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.

Side Meeting Schedule

Monday, August 3

NASA Town Hall

Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
TSC Ballroom

In its 9th 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 2020 Small Spacecraft Technology Program missions and solicitations is a focal point of the meeting.


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

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The Evolving State of Ground Stations and Data, Presented by RBC Signals

Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
Eccles Conference Center 205/207

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


Contact
Sean McClinton
sean@rbcsignals.com

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NSF CubeSat Licensing Panel, Presented by National Science Foundation

Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location
Eccles Conference Center 201

Experts from government agencies responsible for licensing of spectrum for will answer questions and provide information on the CubeSat licensing process. Agencies represented will include NSF, NASA, FCC, and NTIA. PI’s of CubeSat programs from the NSF are encouraged and welcome to attend.


Contact
Lisa Winter
lwinter@nsf.gov

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Introduction to Radiation Effects, Presented by Radiation Test Solutions, Inc and NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP)

Time
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location
ESLC-WIDT 007

Enabling longer duration and harsher environment SmallSat missions-NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) and Radiation Test Solutions, Inc. is providing an introductory training module for radiation effects on space systems. Course will cover space radiation environments and their effects on spacecraft materials and electronics. We will discuss 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 be covered along with approaches for analysis and testing to verify radiation resilience of designs.


Contact
John Bird
tmears@radiationtestsolutions.com

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Radiation Guidelines for Notional Threat Identification and Classification (R-GENTIC): Webtool Walk-Through, Provided by Radiation Test Solutions, Inc.

Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location
ESLC-WIDT 007

Radiation Hardness Assurance (RHA) methodologies are beneficial for designs and designers that cannot afford radiation hardened parts. A walk-through of the online tool R-GENTIC will highlight the capabilities and benefits of identifying the hazard and weighing relative risk based on part technology or process. Guidance and reference material such as international standards or best practices are also pulled into the tool and help categorize what size, weight, and power (SWaP) trades present a risk. This tool aims to get designers thinking pro-actively about the impact and influence of radiation effects at the system level.


Contact
John Bird
tmears@radiationtestsolutions.com

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Tuesday, August 4

The Japanese Tech Show, Provided by Japan Booth

Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location
ECC 203

This side meeting shows you Japanese top and fine quality technologies and services for small satellites. You can find solutions which you never reached by yourselves during developments. Speakers will introduce detailed specifications of their products and future visions how they want to collaborate with you. They will also share their secret stories from their developments. Come and see the selected technologies and services from the Land of the Rising Sun.


Contact
Shinsaku Nakamura
Nakamura-shinsaku@jspacesystems.or.jp

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Doing Business with CONFERS

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
Eccles Conference Center 201/203

Please join us for an overview of the Consortium for the Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS). This will encompass an explanation of CONFERS’ ongoing activities, as well as discuss the standards and policy of on-orbit serving and its importance.


Contact
Rick Nobbs
Rick.nobbs@ati.org

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CubeSat Interface Standard, Presented by Kyushu Institute of Technology

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
Eccles Conference Center 205/207

Many CubeSats are 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. As we envision the era of rapid development and mass production, standardization of a CubeSat interface is strongly desired. Well-defined interface between a satellite bus and a mission payload is also desired. A new initiative to have an international standard of CubeSat interface started in 2019. The meeting will provide the update and collect feedback from the community.


Contact
Mengu Cho
cho@ele.kyutech.ac.jp

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Wednesday, August 5

Achieving Flexibility in a Market that Favors Stability, Presented by Spaceflight

Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location
Eccles Conference Center 205/207

Many CubeSats are 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. As we envision the era of rapid development and mass production, standardization of a CubeSat interface is strongly desired. Well-defined interface between a satellite bus and a mission payload is also desired. A new initiative to have an international standard of CubeSat interface started in 2019. The meeting will provide the update and collect feedback from the community.


Contact
Mengu Cho
cho@ele.kyutech.ac.jp

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Doing Business with Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC)

Time
9:45 AM - 10:45 AM
Location
ESLC-WIDT 007

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


Contact
Stephen Bates
Stephen.bates@ati.org

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Thursday, August 6

SDL Technical Workshop: The 20-20 Vision of Space Mission Architectures

Time
1:30 PM - 6:00 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 at the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

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 and evening socials

Pre-registration required.
http://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 7

SDL Technical Workshop: The 20-20 Vision of Space Mission Architectures

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 at the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

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 and evening socials

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


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

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