Satnews Daily
November 16th, 2016

Combining Forces For Smallsat Strategies

KSF Space Foundation has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Exos Aerospace in Texas—under this agreement, Exos Aerospace will identify launch opportunities and provide associated pre-launch support to KSF Space Foundation.

KSF Space was initially founded to enable cost-effective access to LEO with zero-environmental impact flying solutions. The foundation offers access to near-space and LEO for research and scientific experiments in many fields, such as Earth or Space Observation, biological testing, satellite positioning detection, Earth magnetic field measurement, radio transmit, atmosphere science and technology experiment. The foundation encourage universities to develop R&D missions using smallsats as these tiny spacecraft have become one of the most important elements in developing future scientific space missions.

KSF Space also recently announced the creation of the world’s first Nanosatellite Engineering Professional Certification “NEP Certificate” The NEP Certification pathway will validate the training and experience of aerospace engineers and experts and will be recognized by major space companies, organizations, foundations and agencies. Some of the industry partners like Interorbital Systems and Exos Aerospace will work with KSF Space to review the content of the course material and accredit the certificate by recognizing NEP Certification as world’s first and only nanosatellite specialization and training credential.

Exos Aerospace is a company that has taken the skills from more than a decade of practical lessons learned, and millions of dollars worth of development and flight experience gained by our team, and moved into the commercial space race, ahead of the game. Exos Aerospace has fulfilled multiple contracts with NASA.  Through all of this, the EXOS team has developed and tested over a hundred rocket engines and dozens of flying vehicles and look forward to providing solutions for commercial and DoD needs.



..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.

The Speakers...

Chad Anderson, Managing Director,
Space Angels Network

Eric Anderson, President, And One Technologies

Jason Andrews, CEO, Spaceflight Industries

David A. Anhalt, President, Blue Residuum

Jenny Barna, Launch Manager, Spire Global, Inc

Chris Baugh, President. NSR - Northern Sky Research

Natalie Bednar, Director of Business Development, Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)

Robert Bell, Executive Director, Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI)

Dr, Sami BenAmor, Director of Marketing, Thales Alenia Space

John Booher, Partner, Hogan Lovells

Chris Boshuizen, Principle, Data Collective VC

Phil Carrai, President, Kratos Technology and Training Division

Dr. Sean Casey, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Space Center

Satish Chetty, Co-Founder and VP of Software Systems, Hera Systems

Carissa Christensen, Managing Partner, The Tauri Group

Craig Clark, Founder, Clyde Space Ltd.

Robert R. Cleave, Director, Vice President, Commercial Space, Lockheed Martin

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

Liz Evans, Partner, Dentons US LLP

Debra Facktor Lepore, VP and GM of Strategic Operations, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp

Dr. Shahin Farshchi, Partner, Lux Capital

Dr. Jenny Gautier, Director of Commercial Programs, The Aerospace Corporation

Dr. Steve Goldberg, CEO & Co-Founder, Venrock

Allen Griser, Business Manager, General Dynamics Mission Systems SATCOM Technologies

Dr. Shay Har-Noy, VP and General Manager, DigitalGlobe

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.

Talbot Jaeger, Founder & Chief Technologist, NovaWurks

John P. Janka, Partner, Latham & Watkins LLP

Andrew E. Kalman, Founder, President and Chief Technologist, Pumpkin

Gareth Keane, Senior Investment Manager, Qualcomm Ventures

Adam Keith, Managing Director, Euroconsult Canada

Karl A. Kensinger, Deputy Chief, Satellite Division, FCC International Bureau

Dr. Josef Koller, Senior Advisor, Office of the Secretary of Defense for Space Policy

Andrew M Kwas, Engineering and Technology Strategist, Northrop Grumman Corp.

Wade Larson, President and Chief Executive Officer, UrtheCast

Wallis Laughrey, Vice President, Space Systems, Raytheon

Johanne Lecomte, Vice-President, Thales Alenia Space

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)

Barry A. Matsumori, Senior Vice President – Business Development & Advanced Concepts, Virgin Galactic

Clayton Mowry - Sales, Marketing & Customer Experience, Blue Origin

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, Orbital ATK

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

Bruce Pittman, Chief System Engineer, NASA Ames Research Center

Chris Quilty, Senior Vice President - Equity Research, Raymond James & Associates

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.

Emmanuel Sauzay, Director, Commercial Space, Airbus Defense and Space, 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

Sid Stewart, Portfolio Manager, Harris Corporation

Chris Stott, Chairman & CEO (PM), ManSat

David Strobel, CEO and Program Manager (PM), Space Micro

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, Hera Systems

Miguel A. Vazquez,Managing Director & Co-Founder, DHV Technology

Dr. Marco Villa, President & COO, Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems

Dirk Wallinger,Chairman & CEO, York Space Systems

Tony Wilkey, Senior Vice President, AvL Technologies

For information regarding the various workshops that will be conducted at the SmallSatSympoisum, please select this direct link.