Side Meetings Information
Side Meeting Details and Request Form
The Small Satellite Conference is pleased to offer organizations the opportunity to hold industry-sponsored side meetings for conference attendees.
SmallSat will gladly advertise official side meetings on the conference website, along with a one-page PDF informational document and a link to an online meeting location. An official virtual side meeting must meet the following conditions:
- Limit of two official side meetings per company or organization
- Requests will be considered by the committee on a first-come, first-served basis
- Meeting “location” and set up is the responsibility of the requester
The Small Satellite Conference is not responsible for any side meeting content or logistics beyond limited advertising. Content is solely the responsibility of the hosting company/organization.
For any Side Meeting questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.orgSide Meeting Request Form
Side Meeting Schedule
Achieving Compact and Effective Thermal Management in SmallSats
Presented by Advanced Cooling Technologies
In the SmallSat architectures, tight packaging of mission critical electronics coupled with increasing power densities of those components is leading to thermal management becoming a critical design point. System engineers need to take advantage of any and all surfaces that can be used for heat dissipation. Having more capable heat transfer and thermal absorption available can increase effectiveness and limit the need for larger radiators. In this session, we’ll discuss current and future technologies that will enable higher power while maintaining low mass solutions.
Achieving Flexibility in a Market that Favors Stability
Presented by Spaceflight
Increased capacity to orbit is allowing the space industry to scale. To realize full scale potential, launchers must be flexible enough to support a wide array of customers, and customers must be flexible enough to integrate with multiple vehicles – on short timelines. For many reasons, this can be prohibitively expensive and difficult to achieve for either party. Spaceflight has experience integrating a wide array of satellites across nearly all launchers in quick succession. In this meeting Spaceflight will discuss how we achieve flexibility in a market that favors stability.
CubeSat Interface Standard
Presented by Kyushu Institute of Technology
Many CubeSats are 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. As we envision the era of rapid development and mass production, standardization of a CubeSat interface is strongly desired. Well-defined interface between a satellite bus and a mission payload is also desired. A new initiative to have an international standard of CubeSat interface started in 2019. The meeting will provide the update and collect feedback from the community.
Doing Business with CONFERS
Presented by Consortium for the Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations
Please join us for an overview of the Consortium for the Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS). This will encompass an explanation of CONFERS’ ongoing activities, as well as discuss the standards and policy of on-orbit serving and its importance.
Doing Business with SpEC
Presented by Space Enterprise Consortium
Please join us for an overview on doing business with Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC). We will cover the following topics: SpEC Timeline, Other Transaction Authority (OTA) Basics, SpEC Vision, SpEC Leadership, Dues and Fees, How to Join, and Membership.
Introduction to Radiation Effects
Presented by Radiation Test Solutions, Inc and NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP)
Enabling longer duration and harsher environment SmallSat missions-NASA Electronic Parts and Packaging (NEPP) and Radiation Test Solutions, Inc. is providing an introductory training module for radiation effects on space systems. Course will cover space radiation environments and their effects on spacecraft materials and electronics. We will discuss 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 be covered along with approaches for analysis and testing to verify radiation resilience of designs.
K Band for Small Sat Applications
Presented by Orbital Research Ltd.
Congestion with traditional Small Sat Spectrum – namely S and X bands, has driven demand for available spectrum in K band – 22 to 27 GHz. Applications include TT&C, Cross links and Earth to Space and Space to Earth high speed communications. Learn how you can leverage this virtually untouched spectrum to enhance and differentiate your Earth Observation project.
Leveraging AI for Automated Satellite Operations
Presented by Cognitive Space, Inc.
Automation in satellite operations will become increasingly important as we continue to see the deployment of large small satellite constellations. While the industry is changing, manufacturing methods from one-off’s to high- volume assembly lines, current human-centric approaches to operations will also need to be revised to maximize output and enable the responsiveness required for the desired end-user demand to materialize. We will discuss how AI technology is being leveraged to both improve and streamline satellite operations.
Guy de Carufel
Mitigating Space Debris: Planning Now to Meet Future FCC Regulations
Presented by Mudd Law
This past April, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted to require additional space debris safety disclosures. And, although it delayed a vote to impose stricter space debris avoidance standards and a maneuverability requirement, these proposed regulations will be revisited. Consequently, an opportunity exists to provide the FCC with input on the future of space debris mitigation and regulation. This meeting will discuss in detail the new disclosures, the proposed regulations deferred by the FCC, and potential future regulations that can mediate the needs for space debris mitigation and industry growth.
NASA Town Hall
Presented by NASA
In its 9th 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 2020 Small Spacecraft Technology Program missions and solicitations is a focal point of the meeting.
New Launch Opportunities for Small Satellites on Soyuz-2 LV
Presented by GK Launch Services
GK Launch Services will provide an overview of the company as a launch service provider using Soyuz-2 LV from Russian spaceports, main characteristics of the Soyuz-2 launch system, including performance to various orbits, mission profiles and fairing configurations for dedicated, shared and multiple satellite missions that can be of specific interest for small satellites and Cubesats. We will also talk about our special tool – an online Cubesat and Smallsat price calculator available on GK Launch Services website and upcoming launch missions that can be offered to small satellites and Cubesats.
NSF CubeSat Licensing Panel
Presented by National Science Foundation
Experts from government agencies responsible for licensing of spectrum for will answer questions and provide information on the CubeSat licensing process. Agencies represented will include NSF, NASA, FCC, and NTIA. PI’s of CubeSat programs from the NSF are encouraged and welcome to attend.
On-Orbit Manufacturing & Assembly for SmallSat Missions Workshop
Presented by Made in Space, Inc.
Join the Made In Space team to discuss the current state-of-the-art for in-space manufacturing and robotic 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.
Product Announcement: Accion Systems TILE 3
Presented by Accion Systems
Accion Systems’ latest in-space propulsion product, the TILE 3, is ready for prime time! With an unparalleled thrust to power ratio, uniquely flexible and scaleable architecture that allows for mission tailoring and industry SWaP advantages, join us to learn about the latest and greatest in small satellite in-space propulsion.
Radiation Guidelines for Notional Threat Identification and
Classification (R-GENTIC): Webtool Walk-Through
Presented by Radiation Test Solutions, Inc.
Radiation Hardness Assurance (RHA) methodologies are beneficial for designs and designers that cannot afford radiation hardened parts. A walk-through of the online tool R-GENTIC will highlight the capabilities and benefits of identifying the hazard and weighing relative risk based on part technology or process. Guidance and reference material such as international standards or best practices are also pulled into the tool and help categorize what size, weight, and power (SWaP) trades present a risk. This tool aims to get designers thinking pro-actively about the impact and influence of radiation effects at the system level.
Reinventing Space Operations
Presented by Telespazio Vega Deutschland GmbH
As one of Europe’s leaders in satellite solutions and services, we want to discuss with our audience the future of space operations. We want to discover their pains and needs, as well as present a revolutionary end-to-end cloud platform for space operations, which allows for easy, scalable and cost-efficient management of space assets.
Scalable Solutions in the Cloud – Opportunities and Challenges
Presented by Telespazio Vega Deutschland GmbH
How can we make best use of the cloud for space operations? What challenges do we face? What opportunities are there to scale business models for small sat manufacturers and operators? We would like to discuss these and many other related topics with an engaged audience of experts.
SDL Technical Workshop: The 20-20 Vision of Space Mission
Presented by Space Dynamics Laboratory
To foster continuity and advancement within the small satellite applications community, the Space Dynamics Laboratory is hosting a workshop at the TS//SI/TK//NOFORN level.
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 and evening socials
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Small Satellites: Workshop on Precision Deployment and Safe Operations for Nano and Microsatellites
Presented by D-Orbit
D-Orbit leads a workshop on the challenges of smallsat missions in terms of transportation, deployment, and operations presenting ION, a space vessel able to deploy satellites in precise orbital slots and perform on-orbit maneuvers, and Aurora, an innovative cloud-based mission-control software suite. Starting with an update on ION's maiden mission and its future developments, we will dive into an interactive analysis of real case studies and explore how ION and Aurora can enhance your mission, may you need to precisely deploy a single satellite or a constellation, or validate your technology through an IOD/IOV mission.
Space Weather and Small Satellites: How the Sun Impacts LEO
Presented by Secure World Foundation
Low Earth orbit (LEO) is increasingly crowded as more satellite operators seek to exploit the benefits LEO has to offer. Beyond crowding, the region is also subject to perturbations from the Sun's effects on the outer layers of the atmosphere and complex electrical phenomena. Please join the Secure World Foundation and the University of Colorado at Boulder for a moderated discussion with speakers from academia, government, and industry to better understand this key challenge of operating in LEO.
The Evolving State of Ground Stations and Data
Presented by RBC Signals
Small satellites continue to usher in a new, data intensive era of space. New data-centric architectures are now needed in the ground segment to realize the full potential of satellites. We will discuss trends and challenges in ground segment architecture to address the coming flood of small satellite data, including antennas, software defined radios (SDR), compute & storage at the edge, and public cloud integration.
The Japanese Tech Show
Presented by Japan Booth
This side meeting shows you Japanese top and fine quality technologies and services for small satellites. You can find solutions which you never reached by yourselves during developments. Speakers will introduce detailed specifications of their products and future visions how they want to collaborate with you. They will also share their secret stories from their developments. Come and see the selected technologies and services from the Land of the Rising Sun.
Workshop: Small Satellites & Sustainable Development
Presented by Secure World Foundation
Building on last year's session, which focused on examining implemented and proposed case studies from non-profit, academic, and industry actors and analyze barriers to expanding the use of small satellite technology for humanitarian and development purposes, this session will be an interactive activity designed to solicit feedback on how best to connect the small satellite and sustainable development communities.