Construction of NASA’s Dellingr CubeSat—a miniature satellite that provides a low-cost platform for missions—is complete, and the satellite has just left the lab for environmental testing. This is a key step after any satellite has been built to make sure it can withstand intense vibrations, the extremes of hot and cold, and even the magnetic fields of space—all the rigorous conditions the CubeSat will encounter during launch and spaceflight.
Named for the god of dawn in Norse mythology, Dellingr will study the ionosphere—the outer region of Earth’s atmosphere populated by charged particles, ionized by incoming solar radiation and magnetospheric particle precipitation. The magnetosphere is Earth’s magnetic environment, and sometimes, charged particles in this region are deposited into the atmosphere below. Slightly larger than a cereal box, Dellingr carries three novel payloads to perform this science: a miniaturized mass spectrometer and two no-boom magnetometer systems. These instruments will help Dellingr create a chemical and electromagnetic profile of Earth’s outer atmosphere, an important component of the complex interconnected sun-Earth system—which can drive changes in our space weather and impact satellites.
Small satellites, including CubeSats, are playing an increasingly larger role in exploration, technology demonstration, scientific research and educational investigations at NASA, including: planetary space exploration; Earth observations; fundamental Earth and space science; and developing precursor science instruments like cutting-edge laser communications, satellite-to-satellite communications and autonomous movement capabilities. They also allow an inexpensive means to engage students in all phases of satellite development, operation and exploitation through real-world, hands-on research and development experience on NASA-funded rideshare launch opportunities.
..In The Pursuit Of SmallSat Expertise…
SmallSat Symposium—Silicon Valley 2017
Workshop: Monday, February 6th, 2017
Symposium: Tuesday, February 7th — Wednesday, February 8th
Venue: Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California
As with any industry trade event, one of the major draws as far as the time commitment necessary for attendance most assuredly revolves around the expertise that will be offered to those who participate... is the ROI for event participation and the hoped-for knowledge acquisition worth a company's or an individual's engagement at the venue?
For the SmallSat Symposium, just reading through the list of subject-matter experts who will be presenting at this event should offset any doubts as to the value of "being there." SmallSat Symposium—Silicon Valley in 2017 will offer a superior blending of expertise and unparalleled networking opportunities with the industry's smallsat, SATCOM and MILSATCOM actors.
This extraordinary event will be held at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, which happens to be a perfect location for the technology-rich smallsat environs.
Listed below are the accepted speakers to date, in alphabetical order, for the SmallSat Symposium.
- Chad Anderson, Managing Director,
Space Angels Network
- Eric Anderson, President, And One Technologies
- Jason Andrews, CEO, Spaceflight Industries
- David A. Anhalt, Vice President and General Manager,
- Jenny Barna, Launch Manager, Spire Global, Inc
- Chris Baugh, President NSR - Northern Sky Research
- Chris Boshuizen, Principle, Data Collective VC
- Peter Beck, CEO & CTO, Rocket Lab
- Dr, Sami BenAmor, Director of Marketing, Thales Alenia Space
- John Booher, Partner, Hogan Lovells
- Phil Carrai, President, Kratos Technology and Training Division
- Dr. Sean Casey, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center
- Carissa Christensen, Managing Partner, The Tauri Group
- Craig Clark, Founder, Clyde Space Ltd.
- Robert R. Cleave, Director, Vice President, Commercial Space,
- Mike Collett, Founder and Managing Partner, Promus Ventures
- James Crawford, Founder and CEO, Orbital Insight
- Randy Culver, CEO, AMERGINT Technologies
- Erik Daehler, Director, Product Innovation Network & Space Systems,
Boeing Network and Space Systems
- Stuart Daughtridge, Senior VP Advanced Technology, Kratos
- Tahara Dawkins, Director, Commercial Remote Sensing Regulatory Affairs Office,
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
- Chris DeMay, Founder and COO, HawkEye 360
- Dr. Lars Dyrud, CEO, OmniEarth
- Dr. Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital
- Dr. Jenny Gautier, Director of Commercial Programs,
The Aerospace Corporation
- Allen Griser, Business Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems,
- Dr. Steve Goldberg, CEO & Co-Founder, Venrock
- David Hartshorn, Secretary General GVF - Global VSAT Forum
- Yvon Henri, Chief, Space Services Department, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- Jonathan Hofeller, Vice President of Commercial Sales, SpaceX
- Susan J. Irwin, President, Irwin Communications, Inc.
- John P. Janka, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP
- Adam Keith, Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada
- Andrew M Kwas, Engineering and Technology Strategist, Northrop Grumman Corp.
- Wallis Laughrey, Vice President, Space Systems, Raytheon
- Debra Facktor Lepore, VP and GM of Strategic Operations, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp
- Chris Lewicki, President and CEO, Planetary Resources, Inc.
- Daniel Lim, President & CEO, Xtenti, LLC
- Tony Lin, Counsel, Washington, DC, Hogan Lovells
- Christopher Loghry, Business Development Manager, Moog
- Dr. Clare Martin, Vice President of Programs,
Surrey Satellite Technology US
- Attila Matas, Head of the Space Publications and Registration Division,
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
- Clayton Mowry, President, Arianespace
- Sunil Nagaraj, Vice President of Marketing and Communications,
Bessemer Venture Partners
- Ryo Nakamura, Director, Business Development Department,
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
- Carlos Niederstrasser, Business Development & Special Initiatives,
- Miles O’Brien, Science Correspondent, PBS NewsHour
- Steve Oldham, Vice President, Strategic Business Development,
Space Systems Loral (SSL)
- Dara A. Panahy, Partner, Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
- Andrew Petro, Program Executive for Solar Electric Propulsion and
Small Spacecraft Technology, NASA
- Tom Pirrone, Executive Vice President and General Manager for the Americas,
Swedish Space Corporation
- Will Pomerantz, Vice President for Special Projects, Virgin Galactic
- Christopher Richins, Co-Founder & CEO, RBC Signals
- Jerzy "George" Romaniuk, Product Line Manager, Space Sector,
Aitech Defense Systems, Inc.
- Dr. Alex Saltman, Senior Vice President, GeoOptics Inc.
- Randy S. Segal, Partner, Co-Lead Satellite Practice, Hogan Lovells
- Dr. George F. Sowers, Director, Vice President, Advanced Programs & Chief Scientist,
United Launch Alliance (ULA)
- John Stack, Managing Director, Aerospace Leader,
The McLean Group Advisory Team
- Leon Stepan, Lead Mission Operations Analyst, Planet Labs
- David Strobel, CEO and Program Manager, (PM) Space Micro
- Chris Stott, Chairman & CEO (PM), ManSat
- Tom Stroup, President, SIA - Satellite Industry Association
- Professor Sir Martin Sweeting, Founder and Executive Chairman,
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.
- Stig-Are Thrana, U.S. Sales Director and Head of Kongsberg Silicon Valley Office,
Kongsberg Satellite Services
- Dr. Joe Thurgood, Vice President Corporate Development and Marketing,
- Dr. Marco Villa, President & COO, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems
- Tony Wilkey, Senior Vice President, AvL Technologies
- Bruce Yost, Project Manager, NASA Ames Research Center
- Louis Zacharilla, Director of Development,
Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)
The first 100 registrations qualify for a $200 discount off the standard event admission —take advantage of this savings and register to attend the SmallSat Symposium today! Register Now...