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Small Satellite Conference
Small Satellite

Missions At Scale

August 5-10, 2023

Thank You

Another Successful SmallSat




Exhibiting Organizations




Organizations Represented

Congratulations to our

Lifetime Achievement Recipients

Dr. Rudy Panholzer and Professor Sir Martin Sweeting

Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award
Lifetime Achievement Award

Student Competition Winners

First Place $10,000

Star Tracker Algorithm Improvements to Restore Performance After Radiation Exposure

Abigail Lee - Queen's University

Faculty Advisor: Brent Brakeboer

Second Place $7,500

Evaluating Rotation-Equivariant Deep Learning Models for On-Orbit Cloud Segmentation

Alex Meredith - Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Faculty Advisor: Kerri Cahoy

Third Place $6,000

Moon Orbiter “Izumi” for Lunar Water Exploration

Kentaro Taniguchi - Waseda University; Miwa Tsurumi - Aoyama Gakuin University; Ryusei Komatsu – The Graduate University for Advanced Studies, SOKENDAI

Faculty Advisor: Teruaki Enoto

Honorable Mention $3,000

Development of Tactical and Strategic Operations Software for NASA’s Lunar Flashlight Mission

Mason Starr - Georgia Institute of Technology

Faculty Advisor: Glenn Lightsey

Honorable Mention $3,000

Cost-Effective Payload Operations Planning Software for Complex Small Spacecraft Mission Operations

Willard Farmer - Space Flight Laboratory

Faculty Advisor: Robert Zee

Honorable Mention $3,000

LOST: An Open-source Suite of Star Tracking Software

Mark Polyakov, Edward Zhang, Karen Haining - University of Washington

Faculty Advisor: Alvar Saenz-Otero

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