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April 3-6, 2017 · Colorado Springs, Colorado USA

Tech Track

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. To get the most recent Tech Track agenda changes and updates while on the go, please download the Space Symposium application at bottom of this page.

Tech Track industry and active military/government registration includes Tech Track panels and lunch on Monday.

Please note Tech Track presenter registration or Tech Track-only registration (without Symposium) DOES NOT INCLUDE access to the Exhibit Center. 

Topics that may be covered by Tech Track Talks

Space Situational Awareness
Knowing what is happening, or may happen, around objects or points in space. This includes debris monitoring, collision avoidance, space weather and near Earth object monitoring.

Meteorology
Weather satellites, weather sensors on satellites, new techniques using GPS for weather and weather data products.

Ground Systems
Proposed infrastructures and processes for controlling satellites big and small.

Commercial Spaceflight
Proposals to integrate spaceport flights with FAA air traffic management, emergency procedures, etc.

Key Deadlines for Authors

  • November 18, 2016: Abstracts due
  • January 13, 2017:  Notification and detailed presenter instructions sent to authors via email
  • February 3, 2017:  Deadline for authors to confirm attendance
  • March 24, 2017:  Full papers due and Technical Track registration
  • March 31, 2017:  Presentations due (click here for the paper/presentation submission form)
  • April 3, 2017:  Tech Track presentations at the 33rd Space Symposium

Papers from Tech Track 2016

View papers from last year's Tech Track

Tech Track 2017 Agenda

Monday, April 03, 2017
8:30 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Tech Track
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall

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. 

Moderator:

Rhiannon Roberts

Internship Coordinator
University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability

Greg Thanavaro

Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer
Ball Aerospace
8:30 a.m. to
8:35 a.m.
Welcome
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Moderator:

Rhiannon Roberts

Internship Coordinator
University of South Florida’s Patel College of Global Sustainability

Greg Thanavaro

Senior Spacecraft Systems Engineer
Ball Aerospace
8:35 a.m. to
9:00 a.m.
Featured Speaker: TBA
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
9:05 a.m. to
10:25 a.m.
Space Situational Awareness
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

09:05--09:25 Presenter TBA

09:25--09:45 Presenter TBA

09:45--10:05 Presenter TBA

10:05--10:25 Presenter TBA

9:05 a.m. to
10:25 a.m.
Big Ideas and Architectures, Part 1
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

09:05--09:25 Presenter TBA

09:25--09:45 Presenter TBA

09:45--10:05 Presenter TBA

10:05--10:25 Presenter TBA

10:25 a.m. to
10:35 a.m.
Mid-morning Break
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
10:35 a.m. to
11:00 a.m.
Featured Speaker: Carlo des Dorides
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

Carlo des Dorides

Executive Director
European Global Navigation Satellite Systems Agency (GSA)
11:05 a.m. to
12:25 p.m.
Earth Weather and Forecasting
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

11:05--11:25 Presenter TBA

11:25--11:45 Presenter TBA

11:45--12:05 Presenter TBA

12:05--12:25 Presenter TBA

11:05 a.m. to
12:25 p.m.
Cubesat Technology Developments
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

11:05--11:25 Presenter TBA

11:25--11:45 Presenter TBA

11:45--12:05 Presenter TBA

12:05--12:25 Presenter TBA

12:30 p.m. to
1:30 p.m.
Tech Track Luncheon
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
1:35 p.m. to
2:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
2:05 p.m. to
3:25 p.m.
Space Technology Innovation
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

14:05--14:25 Presenter TBA

14:25--14:45 Presenter TBA

14:45--15:05 Presenter TBA

15:05--15:25 Presenter TBA

2:05 p.m. to
3:25 p.m.
The Business of Space Systems
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

14:05--14:25 Presenter TBA

14:25--14:45 Presenter TBA

14:45--15:05 Presenter TBA

15:05--15:25 Presenter TBA

3:35 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Afternoon Break
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
3:35 p.m. to
4:00 p.m.
Featured Speaker
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
4:05 p.m. to
5:25 p.m.
Space Safety and Services
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: C

16:05--16:25 Presenter TBA

16:25--16:45 Presenter TBA

16:45--17:05 Presenter TBA

17:05--17:25 Presenter TBA

4:05 p.m. to
5:25 p.m.
Big Ideas and Architectures, Part 2
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Location: Colorado Hall: F

16:05--16:25 Presenter TBA

16:25--16:45 Presenter TBA

16:45--17:05 Presenter TBA

17:05--17:25 Presenter TBA

5:25 p.m. to
5:30 p.m.
Closing Remarks
Tech Track
Separate Reg. or Purchase
Featured Speaker:

TBA

Participant(s)
To Be Announced
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