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 prior to meeting 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 Paige Waldron 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 6

Development of a CubeSat Reference Model as an OMG Specification

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Old Main - Room 204

Description
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 - 7:00 PM

Location
Logan Country Club
710 North 1500 East
Logan, UT 84321

Description
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. Captain Paul Stewart, USN, Retired, Director of Technology, the Space Dynamics Laboratory, and former Director, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory will be the moderator.

Panelists include:

  • Major General Susan Mashiko, USAF, Retired – President, SKM Aerospace, LLC and former Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office
  • Captain Kent Rominger, USN, Retired – Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Division and former NASA astronaut
  • Peter Wegner – Chief Technology Officer, Spaceflight Industries and former Director, Operationally Responsive Space Office

Register Now
Email Stephanie Halton at events@usurf.usu.edu by July 1, 2017 to sign up for the event. Pre-registration required.

Contact
Stephanie Halton
events@usurf.usu.edu

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Monday, August 7

University Nanosatellite Program Management Review #2

Time
8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location
Business (George S. Eccles) Building Room 215

Description
Program Management Review #2 (PMR2) will take place in two parts: formal presentation and exhibit booth. Universities participating in the 9th cycle of UNP will present an overview of the design, operation, and testing of the satellite subsystems with an emphasis on mission overview, program requirements verification, system analyses, and operations plans. Teams will also staff an exhibit booth during the conference. Observers are welcome. Please contact the UNP Coordinator with any questions:

Contact
Sarah Means
sara.means.1.ctr@us.af.mil
505-846-6765

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Workshop on Norms for Smallsat Launch & Deployment

Time
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 305

Description
As plans to launch thousands of new satellites over the next several years continue to materialize, unique implications are posed for operator coordination, constellation management, and space situational awareness (SSA). The community’s ability to successfully navigate these implications has direct bearing on the long-term viability of smallsat-supported businesses.

Contact
Ian Christensen
ichristensen@swfound.org

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Mitigating Risk Using Desktop Satellite Simulators

Time
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 307/309

Description
Having a mishap with real flight hardware is not an option. So how can your organization reduce the risk of human error and provide systems engineering experience/training? The answer: Desktop Satellite Simulators-fully functional space craft, including all major subsystems, ADCS, Power Distribution, Data Handling, and Comm. The kits also include accessories for attitude control, thermal, and direct energy transfer exercises. EyasSat, Inc. invites you to play with our sat sim kits, including the long-awaited, 3U cubesat sim, and our single axis and 3 axes attitude control test beds.

Contact
Genah Burditt
gburditt@eyassat.com

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International Launch Services Update in Product Development

Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 205/207

Description
ILS will provide an update on product development and technical capabilities behind the Angara 1.2 and Proton Variant Launch vehicles to serve the small to medium class satellite market.

Contact
Karen Monaghan
k.monaghan@ilslaunch.com

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Mission success and Reliability on Small Sat Missions

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
University Inn - Room 510

Description
Large increase in CubeSats and Small Sats being launched over the past 5 years, and developers and customers are interested in improving their mission success and reliability on their missions. However since this is a very different arena than the traditional satellite missions, how is mission success and reliability defined and measured?

*Discussion during the meeting could focus on areas such as:

  • Parts reliability – COTS vs in-house development Challenges moving from LEO to GEO and beyond Mission risk tolerance levels – where does the community stand? Lessons learned

Contact
Lisa Kuo
lisa.kuo@aero.org

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Development of a CubeSat Reference Model as an OMG Specification

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
University Inn - Room 510

Description
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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NASA Town Hall

Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center – Room 130

Description
In its 6th 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 2017 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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SmallSat Jeopardy!

Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
Fieldhouse Stage

Description
Do you think your group has what it takes to win the ultimate Small Satellite trivia championship?

Come join us as various teams across the industry/academia compete and test their knowledge about smallsat!

Contact
Lisa Kuo
lisa.kuo@aero.org

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Thursday, August 10

Maximizing Your Small Satellite Data

Time
2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Bennett Laboratory building
489 East 1650 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

Description
To foster continuity and advancement within the small satellite applications community, the Space Dynamics Laboratory is hosting a TS//SI/TK//NOFORN workshop for maximizing small satellite data. The workshop will include:

  • Relevant Government agency briefings on small satellite data topics such as downlink, ground stations, processing, assimilation, and handling, etc.
  • Opportunities to exchange information concerning upcoming technical needs
  • Discussions on a broad spectrum of applications, including sensors, hardware, missions, programs, command and control (C2), and software
  • Networking with cleared SCI technical experts
  • Evening social

www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/technical-workshop

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

Friday, August 11

Maximizing Your Small Satellite Data

Time
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Location
Space Dynamics Laboratory
Bennett Laboratory building
489 East 1650 North
North Logan, Utah 84341

Description
To foster continuity and advancement within the small satellite applications community, the Space Dynamics Laboratory is hosting a TS//SI/TK//NOFORN workshop for maximizing small satellite data. The workshop will include:

  • Relevant Government agency briefings on small satellite data topics such as downlink, ground stations, processing, assimilation, and handling, etc.
  • Opportunities to exchange information concerning upcoming technical needs
  • Discussions on a broad spectrum of applications, including sensors, hardware, missions, programs, command and control (C2), and software
  • Networking with cleared SCI technical experts
  • Networking luncheon

www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/technical-workshop

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

Hill Aerospace Museum Tours

Time
9:00AM - 4:30PM

Location
7961 Wardleigh Rd Bldg. 1955 Ogden, Ut

Description
Hill Air Force Base museum is off-base. Gate entry not required.

Contact
Spencer Shupe
spencershupe@gmail.com

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