Side Meeting Deadline

Jun 15, 2021

Side Meetings

We're Going Virtual!

Industry-Sponsored Side Meetings

The Small Satellite Conference is pleased to offer organizations the opportunity to hold industry-sponsored side meetings for Conference attendees.

SmallSat will advertise official side meetings on the Conference website and in the virtual Conference. Requests will be considered by committee on a first-come, first-served basis. Request forms must be received by June 15, 2021. An official side meeting must meet the following conditions:

  • Side meeting is held outside of Live Virtual Conference Meeting times, which will be announced later
  • Limit of two official side meetings per company or organization
  • Meetings should have a time limit of 1.5 hrs and will cost $100 per meeting
  • SmallSat can set up the meeting through Zoom for a $25 charge. Otherwise, the requestor may set up the meeting through WebEx, Zoom, Slack, Teams, etc and provide the meeting link prior to the Conference

The Small Satellite Conference is not responsible for any side meeting logistics beyond posting the meeting link and limited advertising. Content is solely the responsibility of the hosting company/organization.

For any Side Meeting questions, please contact michelle.howa@sdl.usu.edu

Side Meeting Request Form

Side Meeting Schedule

Some meetings may require pre-registration and will be noted in their meeting description on August 1.

There continues to be significant revisions to laws governing the satellite industry. Recently, we received regulatory changes from the FAA, NOAA, and, in 2020, the FCC. And, 2021 will bring additional FCC space debris mitigation regulations. There also exist other unresolved issues and new issues arising on a continual basis. With this, where are we? This side meeting will present a fast-paced review of recent regulatory changes, anticipated changes in 2021, potential proposals in 2021 and 2022, and recommended strategies for SmallSat businesses to adapt, prepare, and thrive.

Charles Mudd

Interest in lessons learned capture for the purpose of community learning has always been an importance element in documenting the life and completion of a mission. The sharing of anomalous experiences over the course of all mission phases in a pace that allows the timely dissemination of information can be critical. With mission numbers on the rise, the extensive COTS catalog, and more options to access space than ever before, NASA has initiated activities to facilitate collection and sharing of anomaly data that will be discussed.

Julianna Fishman

True to the theme of this conference, Cognitive Space is all about automating the space industry to maximize its usefulness through machine intelligence. Come join us and learn about Cognitive Space’s new commercial offering developed in concert with commercial operators and derived from our support of Air Force satellite operations. Satellite operations will never be the same.

Guy de Carufel

The SpaceCloud hardware and software platform is here to simplify space missions, providing a flexible all-inclusive solution for in-orbit data processing and management of software on ground.

Mathias Persson

The smallsat industry is gearing up for significant expansion in terms of capabilities and demand, with the number of satellites to be launched growing four-fold over 2021-2030. Euroconsult will present an overview and key findings and figures from its Prospect for the Small Satellite Market market intelligence report, anticipating that about 13,910 satellites <500 kg will be launched over the next ten years. Growth is driven by several factors and must be contextualized as a handful of mega-constellations concentrate very large shares of the market.

Emeline Bardoux

Since 2019, a project to standardize CubeSat interfaces (unit-to-unit, payload-to-bus) is ongoing. In this Side Meeting, a draft document to be submitted to ISO/TC20/SC14 will be presented to obtain feedback from the CubeSat community.

Mengu Cho

Astroscale launched the world’s first commercial demonstration mission to showcase the technology needed to remove space debris in LEO. Astroscale and their ground segment partners would like to share the latest ground station innovations, lessons learned, and consider how these ground station capabilities and technologies might be applied to future space sustainability on-orbit servicing programs.

Andrea Stewart

It’s no secret that satellites are requiring more and more on-board computing power, which inevitably leads to more waste heat. Simple conduction and radiator designs are no longer sufficient. Thermal storage, thermal control, enhanced passive two-phase transport and even pumped solutions are now being considered to meet these stringent thermal requirements. Join ACT’s Bryan Muzyka for an overview of existing thermal management solutions and a roadmap to future options as power densities continue to increase.

Bryan Muzyka

In its 10th 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 in addition to sharing a status of current small spacecraft missions.

Julianna Fishman

Rocket Lab's hosted payload program enables the integration of sensors, instrumentation, and other small satellite payloads on the Photon satellite platform, eliminating the need to build and operate an independent satellite system. Join the Rocket Lab team to learn how you can do more, spend less, and get there faster with Photon.

Morgan Bailey

SDL Virtual Technical Workshop: Small Satellite Operations and Autonomy - Tying it All Together August 12-13, 2021.

To foster continuity and advancement within the small satellite community, the Space Dynamics Laboratory is hosting a virtual workshop following the Small Satellite Conference.

Workshop benefits include:
  • Relevant Government agency briefings on small satellite technical topics
  • Opportunities to exchange information concerning upcoming technical needs and requirements

Visit site for details: http://www.sdl.usu.edu/media-events/events/technical-workshop

Stephanie Halton

We will talk about new trends in ground stations in 2021 and beyond. We will also discuss what satellite operators should be thinking about as they incorporate ground station needs and planning into their overall mission planning.

Sean McClinton

To get your latest satellite constellation up and producing revenue, you need large amounts of dedicated floor space, often clean-room rated, for quality inspections and high-tech manufacturing. This webinar will demonstrate how moving time-consuming non-core production of MLI blankets and formatted prepregs to a trusted co-sourcing partner helps you focus on value-added processes in the high-bay, reduces your developmental cycle times, and allows your expert engineers to focus on what they do best.

Julie Clark

Overview of current Micro Propulsion Systems and Electronics. Review of VACCO production plans.

Cleve Samson