Space Tech Conference 2013
The theme for the 2013 Space Tech Conference is ‘The Business Case for Space’. The program is designed to enable the entire space supply chain and ecosystem to determine the relevant business case for them – helping them to identify products and services that will generate revenue and growth for their businesses.
**New speakers and sessions added regularly**
Opening Keynote Address
The Jet Propulsion Laboratory carries out a wide-ranging program of exploration in space and Earth sciences. After building and operating America’s first satellite, Explorer 1, JPL sent robotic spacecraft to all of the solar system’s planets. Today its research activities include active programs in Earth sciences, using technologies developed for planetary missions for remote sensing of Earth, as well as in space-based astronomy, designing and launching instruments and spacecraft to search for exoplanets and examine space objects such as galaxies and nebulae. JPL also leads NASA’s program of Mars exploration, with a broad range of missions deploying rovers, landers and orbiters.
Commercial Crew & Cargo
With NASA focused on deep space missions, private US companies are likely to operate most, if not all, flights between Earth and the International Space Station, saving NASA money and bringing millions of dollars to American enterprises. Key industry players such as Boeing and NASA will examine the latest developments in commercial crew and cargo, discussing the implications for America’s space economy.
Kathy Lueders, Deputy Program Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA Kennedy Space Center
NASA's Commercial Crew Program, the Next Step in US Space Transportation
John Mulholland, Vice President and Program Manager, Boeing Commercial Programs
Boeing Commercial Crew Transportation System (CCTS) Overview
Commercial Crew & Cargo - Continued
Director - Washington Operations, United Launch Alliance
A Launch Provider’s Perspective on Commercial Crew, Cargo and the Future of the American Space Industry
Space Tourism: New Horizons and Industry Growth
As carriers and spaceports gear up to take some of the first private paying astronauts to low-Earth orbit and beyond, are we on the cusp of mass space tourism? What are the potential growth projections for this segment of the industry? Also, what does it mean for private enterprises and educational institutions looking to undertake research and development, scientific experiments and small satellite launches? How will this affect local as well as the wider economy and push the space industry to become a trillion dollar industry?
NASA's Space Launch System: The Business Case for Space
NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) complements the Agency’s commercial crew and cargo initiatives, which are creating a supply line to and from the International Space Station and low-Earth orbit. The evolvable SLS heavy-lift rocket is designed for missions beyond Earth orbit and will be a platform for continuing America’s tradition of human space flight, as well as providing the capability to launch missions of national and international importance.
The SLS acquisition strategy includes using valuable assets already in inventory (RS-25 core stage engines) and hardware well into development (five-segment solid rocket booster and J-2X upper stage engine) to keep the program’s budget “flat” in a resource-constrained environment. Working with the US aerospace industry, the SLS will be safe, affordable, and sustainable across the years it is expected to be in operation, beginning in 2017.
As NASA continues its role of advancing the frontier, the SLS will provide a unique national capability to enable future exploration goals, offering reduced mission time, increased mass margins, reduced spacecraft complexity, and increased payload volume. The benefits of exploration are many: scientific knowledge, technological advancements, economic expansion, public excitement, and national security.
David Leestma, Manager, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, NASA Johnson Space Center
Donald R. Sauvageau, Director, Advanced Space Programs, ATK Launch Systems
Frank McCall, Program Manager, Space Launch System, The Boeing Company
Jim Paulsen, Vice President and Program Manager, Space Launch Systems, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
Innovation Update: Mars One - Humans on Mars in 2023?
Mars One is a not-for-profit organization that will take humanity to Mars in 2023, to establish the foundation of a permanent settlement from which we will prosper, learn and grow. Before the first crew lands, Mars One will have established a habitable, sustainable settlement designed to receive astronauts every two years. To accomplish this, Mars One has developed a precise, realistic plan based entirely on existing technologies. Mars One founder, Bas Lansdorp will share the latest updates from this exciting venture to create the first space settlement.
Bas Lansdorp, Founder, Mars One
Keynote Address: Golden Spike: Opening Commercial Human Lunar Exploration
Golden Spike is a US commercial space company consisting of former NASA engineers, program managers, Agency executives, and others. Golden Spike’s lunar transportation architecture is based around a “head start” approach, which maximizes the use of existing and in-development systems. The company has retained prominent advisory experts in government relations, media, spaceflight, and financing, and engaged 10 space forms in its Lunar Lander Systems Study (LLaSS). Dr Stern will describe the commercial space stage on which Golden Spike’s emergence was set, and then go on to describe Golden Spike’s business model and expected ROI, lunar architecture, and forward plans.
Silicon Valley Meets Space - Getting From Business to Enterprise
The disruptive and innovative culture of Silicon Valley is fueling entrepreneurs who are starting a new generation of commercial space companies. In his talk, “Singularity University”, International Space University & Moon Express Co-Founder Bob Richards discusses the opportunities associated with leading a private enterprise to the Moon.
Dr Bob Richards, CEO, Moon Express
Private Funding and New Space Industries – The VC’s View of Space
The potential for private business in space is enormous. Although space commerce so far has been dominated by the satellite and launch industries, other NewSpace sectors are emerging. Space tourism and entertainment, microgravity research, manufacturing, asteroid mining, R&D, transfer services, satellite repair and space debris removal are just some of the verticals with long-range potential. Crucial to these sub-sectors is identifying the likely sources of their investment capital and overcoming obstacles to their financing.
Richard M David, CEO, NewSpace Global
NewSpace Industry Investment History - An Overview
Eric W Golden, CEO, Equipois
Joe Landon, Managing Director, Space Angels Network
David Lackner, Advanced Systems Business Development, Space Systems Loral
Dylan Taylor, Chief Executive Officer Americas, Colliers International
Technology Transfer: Opportunities for Growth
This session explores the transference and integration of space technology into non-space commercial applications. From telemetry and remote monitoring to aerospace life support systems, space programs are a potent, often untapped source of innovation and systems expertise for ground-based applications such as Intelligent City technology and infrastructure, engineering, mining, biomedicine and healthcare. The session explores current trends and future uses for space-qualified technology, and offers companies alternative market environments to increase manufacturing activity and export sales.
David Leestma, Manager, Technology Transfer and Commercialization Office, NASA Johnson Space Center
Technology Transfer and Commercialization Initiatives at NASA
Duane Ratliff, Chief Operating Officer, NASA Liaison, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, Inc.
ISS National Laboratory - Open for Commercial Business
Richard Godwin, President & CEO, Zero Gravity Solutions, Inc.
Industrializing and Commercializing Low Earth Orbit – Examining Emerging Opportunities
Jeffrey Manber, Managing Director, NanoRacks, LLC
Small Satellite Deployment from the International Space Station
Expanding Space Commerce – Hot Opportunities
No longer the exclusive preserve of NASA and government agencies, space is ‘fair game’ for commercial organizations. So what are the top emerging opportunities for space entrepreneurs, aerospace and adjacent industry suppliers to pursue? This session examines some of the products and technologies required to support the ever-expanding space economy. Key focus areas include: cyber security, 3D printing and nanosatellites.
Kirstie L Bellman, PhD, Principal Scientist & Head of the Aerospace Integration Science Center (AISC), The Aerospace Corporation
Closing the Gap between Cyber-security and Fault Management Systems in Cyber-Physical Systems - Opportunities for the Supply Chain
Jason Dunn, Chief Technology Officer, Made in Space
3D Printing on the ISS: Reducing Earth Dependency and Opening New Space-Based Markets
Dr Bryan Benedict, Commercial and Civil Hosted Payloads Product Line Manager, In-Orbit Servicing Product Line Manager, Intelsat
Determining the Business Case for In-Orbit Servicing of GEO Spacecraft
Innovation Update: The Google Lunar X Prize - Latest Updates
Since 2007, teams all over the world have been fundraising, designing and building lunar spacecraft with their eyes on the Google Lunar X PRIZE. With a total purse of $30 million, the Google Lunar X PRIZE inspires considerable innovation as well as much discussion and debate. In this roundup, the Google Lunar X PRIZE Senior Director, Alex Hall, will review the status of the prize, discuss its impact to date and explore the outstanding issues and questions to be addressed by the teams and the X PRIZE Foundation in the time remaining until December 31, 2015 – the prize end date.
Alexandra Hall, Senior Director Google Lunar X PRIZE, X PRIZE Foundation
Keynote Address: The Business Case for Space
We are in a global economy. As DoD, NASA and the NRO prepare to meet the challenges of adverse budget impacts, ever-increasing satellite development and launch costs, new strategies, notably disaggregation, must be employed to meet national security needs. This new approach to national security space requirements poses challenges and opportunities.
Military Perspectives - Changing Requirements
This session examines new approaches to meeting Space requirements through effective disaggregation strategies. Speakers will highlight the role and promise of disruptive technologies and the unique role played by small businesses.
Bob Recker, Chairman - Steering Committee,Space Tech Conference
Major General Jim Armor (Retired), VP Strategy & Business Development - Space Systems Division, ATK / Former Director, National Security Space Office
Maj. Gen. Terrence A. Feehan, Vice Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center
Dr David J Gorney, Senior Vice President, Space Systems Group, The Aerospace Corporation
Major General Thomas D Taverney, Senior Vice President - Space Systems, SAIC / Former Vice Commander, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.
Panel Discussion: Disaggregation and Dispersing Payloads
Acquisition Requirements and Supply Chain Opportunities
Led by NASA JPL’s Acquisition Division Manager, Karl C. Bird, this session will provide key insights into the space procurement requirements of government and commercial organizations in the current climate of stringent budget cuts and economic uncertainty. Key experts from Raytheon and other prime contractors will offer vital information not only about acquisition needs, but also regarding the processes that companies wishing to cement their position within the space supply chain must observe.
Karl C Bird, Acquisition Division Manager, NASA
Examining The Changing Landscape Of Space Acquisition And Supply Chain
Brian Arnold, VP Space Strategy, Raytheon
Emerging Space Acquisition Requirements and Supply Chain Opportunities
Jim Simpson, Vice President,
Missions and Programs, Space and Intelligence Systems, Network and Space Systems, Boeing
Blurring The Lines Between Commercial And Military Satellite Architectures To Enable Robust Supply Chain