2019 Confirmed Speakers:
Shawn Barnes, SES
Deputy Principal Assistant to the Secretary of the Air Force for Space
Dr. Fred Kennedy
Space Development Agency
Dr. Karen St. Germain
Director, Systems Architecture and Advanced Planning
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Deputy Director for Counterproliferation
National Geospatial Information Agency
Brig Gen Wayne Monteith, USAF (Ret)
Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Division Chief, Satellite Division, International Bureau
Program Manager, Small Spacecraft Technology Program
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Why You Should Attend This Summit:
Historically, satellites are massive in size and expensive to both develop and launch. In the past, this has limited our flexibility and access to space. In response, the US has turned its attention toward the advancement of small satellites, which are proven to often be more cost-effective and pragmatic. The advantages of small satellites are not just their drastically reduced cost, but also their ease of launch, mission flexibility and ability to strengthen our overall capability in the space domain.
Defense Strategies Institute’s 2nd Annual SmallSat and Space Access Summit will address the development of SmallSat technologies and the challenges of achieving successful vehicle launches. Speakers will address the policy, acquisition, and development of space capabilities aimed at ensuring US superiority in the space domain. Furthermore, this event will highlight the role of the space industry and commercial sector in furthering reliable space access and innovative satellite technologies.
Speakers from across the DoD, IC, Federal Agencies and commercial sector will share their insights into the future direction of SmallSat applications and the challenges of fielding SmallSat constellations. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with senior leaders about the advancements in small and cubesat capabilities and the role industry plays in progressing the success of small vehicle launches.
DSI’s team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits’ content and focus areas. We seek to bring together the respected leaders from the DoD and IC, leading research centers, and industry technology providers. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision makers and solution providers.
*Symposium is CLOSED TO PRESS / NO RECORDINGS*