Side Meetings

Industry-Sponsored Side Meetings

The Small Satellite Conference is pleased to offer organizations the opportunity to hold 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, in the onsite program and in one email to registered attendees. Content and logistics are solely the responsibility of the hosting company/organization.

Official side meetings must meet the following conditions:

  • Side meeting is held outside of conference hours
  • Limit of two official side meetings per company or organization
  • A fee of $100 must be paid to reserve meeting room/time and prior to being advertised
  • The meeting is approved by SmallSat administration

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 SmallSat registration booth.

If organizations wish to request a room for exclusive use, a fee of $100 per day will be assessed. Contact Lauren Word for more information.

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.

Sunday, August 5

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.

Registration will open May 7, 2018. Pre-registration required.

Contact
Stephanie Halton
stephanie.halton@usurf.usu.edu

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Monday, August 6

Creating a More Resilient Space Architecture

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 307/309

The ever-increasing threat to space systems is 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.

Contact
Omar Mahmoud
omar.mahmoud@sslmda.com

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Need a Ride? ILS has Flexible, Competitive Launch Solutions for the SmallSat Market

Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center 203

ILS offers flight-proven, flexible launch solutions for deploying small satellites with limited orbit raising propulsion capability or all-electric satellites that seek to reduce orbit raising time.

For multi-satellite constellations packaged within Proton's 5 meter fairing, the full performance capability of the vehicle is optimized to enable LEO constellations the most cost effective deployment to orbit. Proton's Breeze M upper stage has the unique capability to perform orbital plane change maneuvers to populate multiple constellation planes in a single launch.

Join ILS at SmallSat 2018 to learn more about our technologies and capabilities with a presentation and open dialogue.

Contact
Karen Soriano
k.soriano@ilslaunch.com

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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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Rendezvous and Proximity Operations with Smallsat: Best Practices

Time
9:00 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 panel discussion will highlight the role of best practices, standards, and norms of behavior in enabling these concepts.

Contact
Ian Christensen
ichristensen@swfound.org

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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
Monica Banken
monica.banken@aero.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.

Contact
Carolyn Belle
cbelle@nsr.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 finding and choosing a launch provider. In this presentation, we’ll walk you through the launch service selection and mission integration process specifically designed for a smallsat customer. Come learn about the latest aggregation and integration service from Virgin Orbit, how to ensure your design requirements are compatible with the launch service, and checkout various flight adapters and dispenser hardware configurations. We will help you avoid the common pitfalls of a first time flier.

Contact
Connie LaPorte
connie.laporte@virginorbit.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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SmallSat 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 Jeopardy!

Contact Lisa Kuo at lisa.kuo@aero.org 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
4:00 PM - 4:45 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 Delameter
brian.delameter@ati.org

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Wednesday, August 8

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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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

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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