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 onsite 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 and Thursday will not have a time limit, but if the meeting exceeds 1.5 hours there will be a cost of $200 per meeting
  • Payment must be made before any meeting will be advertised

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.

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.

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

Set up a Side Meeting

To set up a side meeting, fill out the Side Meeting Request Form and return to amy.smuin@usurf.usu.edu.

Requests will be considered by the committee on a first-come, first-served basis.

Deadline June 28, 2019

Side Meeting Request Form

Monday, August 5

Introduction to Vacuum Science and System Design

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 303/305

This class is designed to introduce the student to basic concepts in vacuum technology and their impact on vacuum system design. Subjects covered include the decision tree required for a comprehensive and compact design approach and the impact of 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. The student should achieve a general understanding of vacuum system design as a foundation for further training in vacuum system modeling and manufacturing.


Contact
Bill Zinn
(412) 387-9007
billz@lesker.com

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NASA Town Hall

Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Location
ESLC 130

In its 8th 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 2019 Small Spacecraft Technology Program missions and solicitations is a focal point of the meeting.


Contact
Julianna Fishman
(650) 604-0637
julianna.fishman@nasa.gov

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Satellite Ground Segment and the Intelligent Edge

Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
ECC 303/305

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


Contact
Sean McClinton
(425) 922-1886
sean@rbcsignals.com

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Elevating Small Satellite Customer Experience

Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM
Location
ECC 203

As dedicated launch vehicles for small satellites come to market what are the benefits for your business or program? Find out how Virgin is bringing it’s legendary customer service to the launch industry. What that means for you as a customer and what to expect once you procure a launch and join the Virgin family. We’ll explain how we are transforming the launch experience all the way from contract signature to post launch support.


Contact
Connie LaPorte
(562) 706-3623
connie.laporte@virginorbit.com

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Tuesday, August 6

Spectrolab is Building Tomorrow’s Space Solar Cell Today with 32% Efficient XTE

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 205/207

Come hear about XTE first in it’s class! The highest triple junction solar cell in production.


Contact
Silvestra Alexander
(805) 217-9803
Silvestra.alexander@boeing.com

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Phase Four Maxwell: Plug and Play Delta-V for Small Satellites

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 203

Please join Phase Four to see the unveiling of our first commercial product, Maxwell. Maxwell brings the performance and efficiency of traditional plasma propulsion systems to new small satellite constellations. We will discuss the system architecture, spacecraft interface, operations, and regulatory considerations for using Maxwell in your mission. Key members of the Phase Four team will be available after the presentation to continue one-on-one discussions and to answer questions.


Contact
Jim Behmer
(310) 648-8454
info@phasefour.io

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On-Orbit Manufacturing & Assembly for SmallSat Missions Workshop

Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 307/309

Join the Made In Space team to discuss the current state-of-the-art for in-space manufacturing and robotics assembly, brainstorm potential small satellite missions and applications, and explore opportunities to collaborate. This workshop is facilitated by MIS staff and will be on a non-attribution basis. One-on-one discussions are available.


Contact
Justin Kugler
(713) 855-3333
justin@madeinspace.us

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Wednesday, August 7

Doing Business with SpEC (Space Enterprise Consortium)

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 205/207

Please join us for an overview on doing business with SpEC. We will cover the following topics: SpEC Timeline, Spec Vision SpEC Leadership Dues and Fees, how to join and membership.


Contact
Brian Delamater
(843) 760-4348
Brian.delamater@ati.org

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Thursday, August 8

SDL Classified Workshop: Integrating the Mission

Time
1:45 PM - 5:45 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 following the Small Satellite Conference. The forum will be held at the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

This year’s workshop covers a wide range of technical topics, including all aspects of cyber protection, program briefs, 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

Pre-registration 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 9

SDL Classified Workshop: Integrating the Mission

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 following the Small Satellite Conference. The forum will be held at the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.

This year’s workshop covers a wide range of technical topics, including all aspects of cyber protection, program briefs, 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

Pre-registration 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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