2021 Confirmed Speakers Include:
Brig Gen Steven Whitney, USAF
Director, Space Programs
Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition
Dr. Lindsay Millard
Principal Director for Space
Brig Gen Steve “Bucky” Butow, USAF
Director, Space Portfolio
Dr. Karen St. Germain
Director, Earth Science Division
Science Mission Directorate
Brig Gen Wayne Monteith, USAF (Ret)
Associate Administrator, Commercial Space Transportation
Dr. Frank Turner
Space Development Agency
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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.
The 4th 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 technical development of space capabilities aimed at improving ease of access to space and overall US superiority in the space domain – in the context of both national defense and scientific exploration. Furthermore, this event will highlight the role of the space industry and commercial sector in furthering reliable space access and efforts to develop a national hybrid space architecture using small spacecraft in proliferated LEO.
Speakers from across the DoD, IC, Federal Agencies, and commercial sector will share their insights into the future direction of SmallSat applications, the challenges of fielding SmallSat constellations, advancements in capabilities, barriers to successful launches and the role industry plays in progressing US space superiority. 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.