Side Meetings

Sunday, August 6

Development of a CubeSat Reference Model as an OMG Specification

Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location
Old Main - Room 203

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 - 7:30 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.

Captain Paul Stewart, USN, Retired

Moderator

Director of Technology, the Space Dynamics Laboratory

Former Director, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Major General Susan Mashiko, USAF, Retired

Panelist

President, SKM Aerospace, LLC

Former Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office

Captain Kent Rominger, USN, Retired

Panelist

Vice President, Strategy & Business Development, Orbital ATK’s Propulsion Systems Division

Former NASA astronaut

Peter Wegner

Panelist

Chief Technology Officer, Spaceflight Industries

Former Director, Operationally Responsive Space Office

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Email Stephanie Halton to sign up for the event. Pre-registration required.

www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/next-gen

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

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The Orbital Debris Environment: How bad it is, and how to comply with applicable US Government regulations to limit Orbital Debris and Ground Risk

Time
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center

The NASA Orbital Debris Program Office (ODPO) coordinates the detailed orbital debris risk forecasts for all US interests, and works to harmonize the safety requirements for space mission certification within all US regulatory agencies and world space organizations. This session will outline the information that is available from ODPO, its ongoing projects, and the available tools and practices that support the legal certification for flight of any spacecraft launched by NASA.

Contact
Dr. Jack Bacon
John.Bacon-1@nasa.gov

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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

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
sarah.means.1.ctr@us.af.mil
505-846-6765

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System Engineering Assurance Modeling Language (SEAML): Tutorial on Modeling Radiation Hardness Assurance Activities

Time
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center -- Room 201

Come learn how to use NASA's Reliability and Maintainability Hierarchy to create an argument for the radiation reliability of a system. The web-based modeling environment is open for the community to use and contains templates for best practices for consideration of radiation effects for COTS-based systems. This modeling environment is designed to complement the Model-Based System Engineering (MBSE) paradigm and reliability arguments link to SysML descriptions of CubeSat systems. The example will be done on a CubeSat science payload.

Contact
Rebekah Austin
Rebekah.a.austin@vanderbilt.edul

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Mitigating Risk Using Desktop Satellite Simulators

Time
8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 307/309

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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Cubesat Launch and Deployment Best Practices

Time
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 305

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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Solid-Phase Processing for Extreme-Performance Materials for Light-Weighting of Structures

Time
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 303

As higher efficiency and lighter-weight system designs emerge and continue to evolve, they require unprecedented material performance. There is a growing problem, however, for designers and engineers to specify materials and their associated joining: there are none that adequately meet existing and emerging performance and durability requirements. Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) researchers have discovered that processing materials entirely in a solid-phase state (as opposed to liquid/melt processing) can circumvent limitations that plague commercial practices which do not allow optimization of material microstructures to the fullest extent possible. By avoiding the melt and solidification regime entirely, microstructures that have never been producible before have now been demonstrated at PNNL. These materials have demonstrated remarkably high mechanical and chemical performance. This represents a new materials and process science thrust area for PNNL, and one that opens the door to new materials discovery and transformational changes in materials performance. In turn, designers and engineers potentially have a new material design platform from which to develop lighter-weight structures with higher performance criteria.

Contact
Douglas Waldron
douglas.waldron@pnnl.gov

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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

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

There has been a large increase in CubeSat and SmallSat launches over the last five years. Developers and customers are starting to look to SmallSats and CubeSats to perform increasingly critical missions, and the entire SmallSat industry is interested in improving reliability and mission success. Is mission assurance for SmallSats simply a scaled-down version of mission assurance for larger satellites, or do we need to define new approaches? This panel discussion will examine the following items:

  • SmallSat and CubeSat reliability from an industrial base perspective
  • SmallSat and CubeSat mission risk tolerance levels – where does the community stand?
  • Reliability and mission risk at the constellation level
  • Mission assurance approaches to SmallSats and CubeSat development and launch
  • Lessons learned from the community

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
Old Main Room 203

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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Launch Services for Small Satellites

Time
9:00 AM - 12:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 203

Following on the Light satellite, Low cost, Launch opportunities initiative (LLL) led by the European Space Agency, Arianespace is setting up new launch service solutions for small satellites. Rideshare solutions have indeed been developed with the aim of offering regular and standardized launch services for nano, micro and mini satellites under 400 kg. Thus, this Seminary is dedicated to satellites operators and manufacturers to present those opportunities and their characteristics.

Contact
Jerome Thiery
Head of Advanced Studies Division, Arianespace
j.thierry@arianespace.com

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NASA Town Hall

Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center – Room 130

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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Can Today's Rapid growth lead to a Sustainable Smallsat Market

Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Old Main – Room 121

The smallsat industry has expanded significantly since 2012, with annual growth rates as high as 180%. New government missions, university projects, and commercial start-ups continue to emerge. Yet how long can the industry sustain this momentum? With potential saturation of markets and slow take-up of new services amid challenges from launch access to regulatory requirements to orbital congestion and debris, it is far from certain the market will continue to grow at such a fast pace. This panel discussion will bring together experts in the field to explore these questions, issues, and challenges to address what needs to happen for the market to be sustainable, for the growth potential to be realized and ultimately to answer the question: can smallsats become big business?

  • Melissa Wuerl, Director of Business Development, Spaceflight Industries
  • Sirisha Bandla, Government Affairs, Virgin Orbit/Virgin Galactic
  • Alex Greenberg, Co-founder & Head of Operations, Loft Orbital

Contact
Carolyn Belle
cbelle@nsr.com

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Building the ARQ

Time
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 201

Space will be achieving a world’s first when it sends ARQ, their small-satellite deployer, as unpressurized cargo and launches a record number of cubesats from the ISS. bSpace’s lead engineer will be providing an update on the ARQ and its mission.

Contact
David Barrow
dbarrow@bspacelaunch.com

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Re: SO Ground Station Network

Time
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Location
Old Main - 326

New innovations in satellite bus development are becoming scarce, leaving many satellite developers struggling to survive in the market. Ground Station Network community, Re: SO, believe academic project support by using a Ground Station Network is necessary to encourage more efficient satellite use. By more frequently executing mission plans, satellites can acquire and make use of more data creating new opportunities for future satellite utilization. In this side meeting, we discuss about international collaboration opportunity for satellite operation support by using Re: SO ground station network.

Contact
Naomi Kurahara
k.naomi@istellar.jp

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Advances in Force-Limited Vibration Testing

Time
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 309

We will be discussing the latest testing techniques designed to provide a more realistic vibration test that protects your flight hardware and the test equipment.

Contact
James Churchill
jim.churchill@mpina.com

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SmallSat Jeopardy!

Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
Fieldhouse Stage

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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Tuesday, August 8

NASA Short Talks

Time
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

Location
Fieldhouse Stage

Small Spacecraft Technology Program Missions Ready for launch!

  • Optical Communications and Sensor Demonstration (OCSD)
    Richard Welle, The Aerospace Corporation
  • Integrated Solar Array and Reflectarray Antenna (ISARA)
    Richard Welle, The Aerospace Corporation
  • CubeSat Proximity Operations Demonstration
    Ehson Mosleh, Vice president, Systems and Mission Assurance, Tyvak Nanosatellite Systems, Inc.

Snapshot Image Mapping Spectrometer (SNAP-IMS)
Paul Tatum, Deputy Branch Chief, Earth Science Office, Marshall Space Flight Center

CubeSats & the Space Network – Show & Tell
Harry Shaw, Goddard Space Flight Center

IceCube Mission Formulation Through Flight Operations
Thomas Johnson, Chief, Small Satellite Project Office, Wallops Flight Facility

Introducing the Swarm Orbital Dynamics Advisor (SODA)
Tracie Conn, Aerospace Engineer, Mission Design Division, Ames Research Center

Contact
Julianna Fishman
julianna.l.fishman@nasa.gov

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GEOINT Analytics and Small Satellites

Time
10:00 AM – 10:45 AM

Location
Eccles Science Learning Center – Room 007

The side bar will include an interactive panel of experts from the Geospatial Intelligence community explaining how the overwhelming amount of digital imagery being acquired from “old space” and “new Space” collectors are being collected, processed, correlated, and analyzed. The group will also discuss key gaps and opportunities for industry and academia to help fill the gaps.

Contact
Robert Zitz
robzitz@gmail.com

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Wednesday, August 9

The Sunsensor Challenge Award winning ceremony

Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
University Inn - Room 507

Lens R&D is challenging students, academia and satellite developers worldwide, to submit proposals for the sunsensor challenge. The winner will be announced during the 31st AIAA/USU Small Satellite Conference in Utah.

Contact
Johan Leijtens
jls@lens-rnd.com

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NASA Short Talks

Time
3:30 PM - 4:15 PM

Location
Fieldhouse Stage

Without Launch, You're Grounded.
Garrett (Big Daddy) Skrobot, Manager, CubeSat Launch Initiative, NASA Headquarters

Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute's Federated Databases.
Bruce Yost, Director, Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute, Ames Research Center

SO-QT: Collaborative Tool to Project the Future Space Object Population.
Jan Stupl, Mission Design Division, Ames Research Center

Goddard's Science of SmallSat.
Tom Johnson, Small Satellite Manager, Goddard Space Flight Center

Near Earth Network Support for CubeSats in Lunar, L1 and L2 Orbits.
Scott Schaire, NEN Wallops Manager, Goddard Space Flight Center Wallops Flight Facility

More Space: The (Larger) Future of SmallSats on SLS.
Kimberly Robinson, SLS Secondary Payloads Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center

Efficiently Packaging a Deployable Membrane Using the Bowtie Method.
Kevin Sykes, SLS Secondary Payloads Integration Manager, Marshall Space Flight Center

Fostering Small Launch Vehicle Enabling Technologies.
Ron Young, NASA STMD Flight Opportunities Program, Armstrong Flight Research Center

Contact
Julianna Fishman
julianna.l.fishman@nasa.gov

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Thursday, August 10

Dialogue on Practices for Post Mission Disposal

Time
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 307

This workshop will focus on conversation on what appropriate post mission disposal (PMD) practices are for commercial space operators, and on actions for increasing confidence in those practices. It will discuss potential ways in which industry might formally collaborate to develop enhanced confidence measures in compliance with post mission disposal guidelines.

This is an invitation only meeting, please contact the organizers for more information.

RSVPs are Requested via Eventbrite by Wednesday, August 2.

Contact
Ian Christensen
ichristensen@swfound.org

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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

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

Meeting of CSSMA (Commercial SmallSat Spectrum Managment Association)

Time
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Location
Eccles Conference Center – Room 203

The CSSMA will hold it’s Third Formal Meeting at the AIAA/USU SmallSat venue for 2017. CSSMA is a membership organization of both non-government commercial Small Satellite system operators and service suppliers and government spectrum users, all who share the radio spectrum used by space missions. The CSSMA focusses on issues that pertain to Small Satellite Systems.

Contact
Kyle Leveque
kyle@astrodigital.com

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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

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

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

Contact
Spencer Shupe
spencershupe@gmail.com

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