2019 Speakers Included:
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 have been massive in size and expensive to both develop and launch. In the past, this has limited both flexibility in and access to space. Today, the US has turned its attention toward the advancement of small satellites, which are often 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 overall capability in the space domain.
Defense Strategies Institute’s 3rd Annual SmallSat and Space Access Summit will address the development of SmallSat technologies and the challenges of achieving successful vehicle launches. Speakers will examine the policies for, and acquisition and development of, space capabilities aimed at ensuring US superiority in both national defense and scientific contexts. Furthermore, this event will highlight the role of commercial partners in furthering R&D and the development of a hybrid space architecture for national defense.
Speakers from across the DoD, IC, Federal Agencies, and commercial sector will share their insights into the future direction of satellite technologies and the challenges of fielding SmallSat constellations. Attendees will have the unique opportunity to engage with senior leaders about recent changes to the national space enterprise and current critical capability gaps.
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*