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SAVE THE DATE: 32nd Space Symposium: April 11 - 14, 2016
April 13-16, 2015 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Technical Track

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Back by popular demand, Tech Track sessions offer registrants an opportunity to hear from some of the government and industry leaders in space technology development and to learn about recent advances from presenters in a series of 20-minute tech talks.

Tech Track industry and active military/government registration includes Tech Track panels, lunch on Tuesday and admission to the Ball Aerospace Exhibit Center and Symposium sessions on Wednesday.

Thank You!

The Technical Track portion of the 31st Space Symposium has concluded. The Space Foundation would like to thank the presenters for sharing their insights and all participants for their contributions to the ongoing discussion about space technology. The papers presented during the event are available for download by following the links in the agenda below. For those speakers who also granted permission to post their presentations, those files will be uploaded by April 24.

Papers presented last year at the 30th Space Symposium are also available for download here »

Technical Track Agenda

Monday, April 13, 2015
1:00 p.m. to
1:05 p.m.:
Welcome
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)
Master Moderator:

Mark Bitterman

President
MEB Strategic Advisors, LLC.
1:05 p.m. to
1:30 p.m.:
Featured Speaker: Jeff Greason
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)

Jeff Greason

Founder and CTO
XCOR Aerospace
1:40 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.:
Small Satellite Design, Testing, and Infrastructure
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room AB)

"CubeSat Scale Laser Communication," Richard Welle, Director, Microsatellite Systems, The Aerospace Corporation
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"S2Ops, an Autonomous CubeSat Ground System," Teck H. Choo, Principal Professional Staff, Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory
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"Developing and Distributing a CubeSat Model Based System Engineering (MBSE) Reference Model," David Kaslow, Consultant, SSWG
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 "FalconSAT-7, A Deployable Membrane Optic Telescope," Anthony Hillesheim, Cadet First Class (C1C), United States Air Force Academy
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1:40 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.:
Science and Exploration
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)

"Evolved Commercial Solar Electric Propulsion: a Foundation for Major Space Exploration Missions," Peter W. Lord, Advanced Systems, Manager, Space Systems/Loral, LLC (SSL)
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"Framework For The Communication Of Sensor Data In Multiple Rover Deployments," Tyler Hook, Senior Electrical Engineer, Raytheon
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"Moon-RIDERS, a joint federal, state and high school project for a lunar surface flight experiment on dust removal,"  Robert M. Kelso, Executive Director, PISCES (Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems) - State of Hawaii-funded program
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3:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.:
Coffee Break
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom
3:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
Launch
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room AB)

"What's Next: Vulcan Aerospace," Chuck Beames, President, Vulcan Aerospace Corporation
"Transforming Orbital Access with Flexibility:  Stratolaunch," (original abstract name--updated presentation name above)
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"Commercial Dedicated Rideshare to Catalyze the Space Industry," Daniel Lim, VP of Corporate Outreach, TriSept Corporation
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"Extending Rideshare:  Mission Case Studies Using Propulsive ESPA," Chris Pearson, Mission and Payload Engineer, Advanced Missions & Science, Moog
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"NASA’s Space Launch System: Building A New Capability for Discovery," Stephen Creech, Deputy Director, Spacecraft/Payload Integration and Evolution, NASA Space Launch System

"The Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) mission," Roberto Provera, Director Human Spaceflights and Transportation Programs, Thales Alenia Space
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3:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
Telescopes and Earth Observation/Remote Sensing
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)

"iMESA: An Integrated, Miniaturized, Electrostatic Analyzer," Nikolas D. Taormina, Cadet 1st Class; Alex R. Strom, Cadet 1st Class; Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, United States Air Force Academy
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"Arctic Weather Every 10 Minutes:  Design and Operation of ABI for PCW," Dr. Paul C. Griffith, Chief Engineer, Exelis Geospatial Systems
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"MBSE in Telescope Modeling: European Extremely Large Telescope – World’s Biggest Eye on the Sky," Saulius Pavalkis, Ph.D., Product Manager, No Magic Europe
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"Compact SAR and Micro Satellite solutions for Earth Observation," Michelangelo L'Abbate, Director - Engineering & Advanced Projects, Thales Alenia Space, Italy
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"Constellation of CubeSats for Realtime Ionospheric E-field Measurements for Global Space Weather," Geoff Crowley, CEO and Chief Scientist, ASTRA
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
8:30 a.m. to
9:00 a.m.:
Morning Coffee
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom
Co-sponsor:
9:00 a.m. to
9:05 a.m.:
Welcome
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)
Master Moderator:

Adrian A. Laffitte

Executive Director
Kennedy Space Center Educational Foundation
9:05 a.m. to
9:30 a.m.:
Featured Speaker: Allan Lockheed Jr.
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)

Allan Lockheed Jr.

Owner
Allan Lockheed & Associates
9:30 a.m. to
10:15 a.m.:
Featured Presentation
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)
Featured Speaker:

Dr. Michael Griffin

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Schafer Corporation

Dr. Gordon Roesler

Program Manager
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
10:30 a.m. to
12:10 p.m.:
Government-Industry Relationships
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)

"A Critical Connection: Supporting The 21St Century Warfighter Through Commercial Satellite Augmentation," Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch, Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy, Inmarsat, Inc. - U.S. Government Business Unit
"Commercial Augmentation for Government Systems," (original abstract name--updated presentation name above)
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"Commercial Capabilities to Improve Mission Success," Dr. Bruce Chesley, Chief Architect, The Boeing Company
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"Expanding Human Spaceflight Beyond the Exclusive Government Province," Kathy Lueders, Program Manager, NASA
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"Globalisation Of Space Manufacturing: Recent Trends And Public Policy Response," Marit Undseth, Policy Analyst; Claire Jolly, Head of OECD Space Forum, OECD, Directorate for Science, Technology and Innovation
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"High Capacity Satellite Communications - cost-effective bandwidth technology," Richard VanderMeulen, Vice President, Government Satcom, ViaSat, Inc
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10:30 a.m. to
12:10 p.m.:
Smallsat Studies and Lessons Learned
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room AB)

"Smallsat/cubesat ground communication methods and limitations," James Startup, Member of Technical Staff, General Dynamics
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"Small Satellites - Evolving Innovation for the Entire Market," Tom Rivers, VP, National Programs, Kratos Technology and Training Solutions
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"Rideshare-Initiated Constellations: Future CubeSat Architectures with the Current Launch Manifest," Joseph Gangestad, Senior Member of the Technical Staff, The Aerospace Corporation
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"You Get What You Pay For: Examining the True Cost of Delivering Utility with Small Satellites," Aaron Q. Rogers, Program Manager, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory View Presentation

"Martian Greenhouse Design for the NASA eXploration HABitat Program," Geoff Kibble and Carolina Vega-Recalde, Aerospace Engineering Students, Oklahoma State University 
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12:20 p.m. to
1:30 p.m.:
Technical Track Luncheon
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: West Ballroom
Corporate Host:

Dr. Misko Popovic

Senior Director, Advanced Technology Solutions
Artel
Featured Speaker:

Dr. Merri J. Sanchez

Chief Science and Technical Advisor
Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base
Co-sponsor:
1:40 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.:
Policy and Planning
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)

"Encouraging the use of Space in Emerging Economies - A UK Approach," Chris Lee, Head of International Space Policy, UK Space Agency View Presentation

"Improving Cost Estimation in an Era of Innovation," Gary Oleson,  Senior Engineer, TASC
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"Assessing performance, progress, trends, and challenges associated with NASA's major projects," Shelby Oakley, Assistant Director, U.S. Government Accountability Office
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"Leveraging Insurance for Commercial Space: Managing Legal and Regulatory Challenges," Andrea J. (DiPaolo) Harrington, Doctoral fellow, McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law
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1:40 p.m. to
3:00 p.m.:
Satellite Design, System Architecture, and Mission Assurance 1
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room AB)

"COSMO-SkyMed a dual use observation system with state of the art performance, evolution towards second generation," Massimo Di Lazzaro, Vice President, Business Line Observation, Exploration and Navigation, Thales Alenia Space

"The use of Space Qualified COTS Data Handling Equipment for the ESA Intermediate Experimental Vehicle (IXV) Mission," Danny Gleeson MSc., Space Business Development Manager, Curtiss-Wright
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"Software Assurance Challenges for the Commercial Crew Program," Patrick Cuyno, IV&V S&MA, Commercial Crew Program, TASC
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"Satellite Timing Modules," Peter Cash, Director of Space, Defense and Avionics, Microsemi
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3:00 p.m. to
3:30 p.m.:
Coffee Break
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom
Co-sponsor:
3:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
Space Situational Awareness and Military Systems
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room CD)

"A Systematic Examination of Ground-Based and Space-Based Approaches to Optical Detection and Tracking of Artificial Satellites," Mark R. Ackermann, Member of the Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories
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"Multi-Mission Ground Based Radars and Advanced Processing for Space," George Blaha, Engineering Fellow, Raytheon
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"Enterprise Architecture for the Air Force Satellite Control Network," Raul J. Diaz, Chief Technology Officer, 50th Network Operations Group
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"GPS OCX Block 1 Net-Centric Data," Chuck Corwin, GPS OCX Capability Insertion Program Manager, Raytheon
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"ComSpoC Update and Operational Benefits,” Dan Oltrogge, Sr. Research Astrodynamicist and SDC Program Manager, Analytical Graphics, Inc. View Full Paper View Presentation

3:30 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.:
Satellite Design, System Architecture, and Mission Assurance 2
Tech Track
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Location: Broadmoor West: Rocky Mountain Ballroom (Room AB)

"The Need for Modular Cybersecurity in Space Systems," Srikant Mantravadi, Senior Air Force Consultant, Solutions Architect, Technica Corporation View Full Paper

"Techniques to Optimize Usage of Satellite RF Power," Dr. X.T. Vuong, Vice President and Chief  Scientist, Artel, LLC
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"Satellite Communications Network Technologies and Best Practices for Minimizing EMI/RFI," Justin Luczyk, Director, Government Programs and Business Development, ViaSat, Inc. 
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"Fault Management Architectures and the Challenges of Providing Software Assurance," Rhonda S. Fitz, Sr. Systems Engineer, NASA IV&V Facility
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"Virtualization Approaches and Lessons Learned: An Analysis of Mission Operations Centers," Justin Gronert, Ground Systems Engineer, General Dynamics C4S
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“Optical Free Space Communications - Status of the First Commercial Operational System,” Dr. Reinhold Lutz, Senior Vice President, Airbus Defence & Space
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