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

Sunday, August 4

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 early professionals (post-degree, up to 35). This networking event will include 200 early professional, representatives from sponsoring aerospace and defense organizations, and guest panelists representing a broad demographic of space experience. Our featured panelists will provide career industry insights during a brief discussion before mingling with attendees.

Pre-registration required.
www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/next-gen


Contact
Stephanie Halton
(435) 713-3058
Stephanie.halton@sdl.usu.edu

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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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The Aerospace Corporation, Center for Space Policy and Strategy Panel Discussion

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 205/207

Space is a dynamic environment, with rapidly growing opportunities and threats. The lines between the public and private sectors, and between international collaborators and competitors are increasingly blurred. Navigating this complex domain requires experience and vision. This panel will discuss the latest issues that face the world today.


Contact
Kelly Hart
(571) 304-7842
Kelly.a.hart@aero.org

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Introduction of Radiation Effects: Enabling Longer and Harsher Environment SmallSat Missions

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 203

Radiation Test Solutions, Inc. will be providing an introductory training module for radiation effects on space systems. This training course will cover space radiation environments and their effects on spacecraft materials and electronics. We will discuss the various natural radiation sources, and the temporal and spatial variations in these environments. The basic interactions of radiation in materials, and how that manifests in mechanical, optical, and electrical degradation. Discussion of mitigation techniques will also be covered with approaches for analysis and testing to verify the radiation resilience of the design.


Contact
Todd Mears
(719) 749-8004
tmears@radiationtestsolutions.com

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SmallSats at Scale

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ESLC 162

The commercial smallsat industry is rapidly maturing from a field dominated by one-off experiments and demos to a new era of large scale smallsat constellations. This era of “smallsats at scale” has many implications for launch, ground command and control and big data analytics, space traffic management, national security, and business and consumer applications. This panel will explore these implications with participants representing the companies and government agencies that are on the forefront of making “smallsats at scale” a reality.


Contact
Omar Mahmoud
(650) 567-6627
Omar.mahmoud@sslmda.com

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Prospects and Challenges for the SmallSat Industry

Time
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Location
ECC 307/309

Please join us to preview the newly released “prospects for the Small Satellite Market” report from Euroconsult. We will present an overview on Small Satellite demand, manufacturing, and launch, as well as discuss trends and strategic issues associated with small satellite market development. While discussion will center around an economic snapshot of the current small satellite ecosystem, there will also be an opportunity to explore trends that are driving the future outlook.


Contact
Sima Fishman
(703) 520-6415
Sima.fishman@euroconsult-na.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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Precious Payload, a software-driven freight forwarder creates a platform for Small Satellites

Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
ECC 203

Precious Payload is a product built for the era of commercial New Space age. We are a software-driven freight forwarder that helps payloads get to space. We provide space launch as a service through our software for the satellite operators, startups, research organizations, and universities. And we help launch companies increase the load factor of their rockets by automating the mission analysis and their sales. At the side meeting, we will be presenting a bunch of new features and let all the participants join the platform.


Contact
Kseniia Lisitsyna
Kseniia.lisitsyna@preciouspayload.com

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Small Satellites and Sustainable Development

Time
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
ECC 205/207

This event will explore the ways in which small satellites can be used in support of the sustainable development goals, and for other benefits.


Contact
Krystal Wilson
(202) 506-0906
kwilson@swfound.org

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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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SEOPs Launch Systems & Development Solutions

Time
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location
ECC 303/305

SEOPS provides deployment solutions and services leveraging existing investments and capabilities to create new, cost effective solutions. Our first launch system products were built using the International Space Station and visiting vehicle infrastructure. Slingshot is our cubesat solution that uses the Northrop Grumman Cygnus spacecraft that can fly up to a 12U. MACE is our microsat solution that can fly up to an ESPA-Lite spacecraft. Additionally, our team has developed launch vehicle agnostic products called the Equalizer (quadpak) and Rifle (separation system).


Contact
Chad Brinkley
(281) 639-3548
cbrinkley@seopsllc.com

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Commercial Data Relay Workshop

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 203

Downlink has been proven to be a major bottleneck holding back the true potential of the remote sensing industry. Satellites could be generating more data, but they are constrained by their ability to downlink that data. Hear from Analytical Space on how their data relay service will meet the rising demand for high-throughput, low-latency downlink and foster growth in the industry. The meeting will then open up for discussion of potential use cases for the data relay service. What would your satellite do with more downlink capacity?


Contact
Robert Kerstens
(774) 245-3901
Robert.kerstens@analyticalspace.com

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CubeSat Interface

Time
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location
ECC 307/309

Many CubeSats are now built by combining COTS components available in the market. It is always challenging to fit all the components in the limited volume and make them work as a system. Although PC-104 has been widely used as a de-facto standard, it is not necessarily an ideal solution. As we envision the era of rapid development and mass production, standardization of CubeSat interface is strongly desired. A new initiative to have an international standard of CubeSat interface has started in 2019. This meeting tries to collect various inputs to this issue.


Contact
Mengu Cho
81-93-884-3228
cho@ele.kyutech.ac.jp

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Wednesday, August 7

Arianespace guarantees SmallSat access to space

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

A satellite is a satellite, no matter how small. Arianespace’s family of vehicles is prepared to launch them all. Learn how the Vega C and the Ariane 6 have been designed to meet the growing need for SmallSat launches, with dispenser system that can launch every small platform.


Contact
Laetitia Brock
(202) 374-6330
l.brock@arianespace.com

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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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