Small Satellites, Big Missions

Event Details
DateJune 21, 2017
Time2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Address1616 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036Map

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The Center for Strategic and International Studies will be hosting a two-session event to highlight and amplify awareness of the implications of emerging space technologies, particularly those provided by smaller space systems. These discussions will examine implications from the perspective of both changes in the way space missions are executed and in the way that transportation to space is provided.

The first panel will focus on implications of small satellites for key missions, including dual-use military and commercial missions, providing advantages in resiliency, agility, deterrence, and coverage. Following a brief coffee break, the second panel will focus on implications of the growing small satellite market for the space launch industry.

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Full Agenda:

1:15- 2:00 p.m. – Registration

2:00 p.m. – Welcome Address

2:10 – 3:10 p.m. – Implications of Small Satellites for Key Missions

  • Col Steve Butow, Military Lead, DIUx
  • William Jeffery, CEO, SRI International
  • Bhavya Lal, Research Staff Member, Science and Technology Policy Institute, IDA
  • Aaron Rogers, Program Manager, Disruptive Space Missions, JHU/APL

3:10 – 3:30 p.m. – Coffee Break

3:30 – 4:30 p.m. – Implications of the Growing Small Satellite Market for the Space Launch Industry

  • Marco Caceres, Senior Analyst and Director of Space Studies, Teal Group Corp.
  • Richard Dalbello, Vice President of Business Development and Government Affairs, Virgin Galactic
  • Steve Nixon, Vice President for Strategic Development, Stratolaunch

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This event is generously sponsored by Stratolaunch Systems.