Day 1 — Tuesday February 5th, 2019
Interpreting Small Satellite Industry Growth, Value and Size
Keynote Speaker — Steve Jurvetson, Co-founder, Future Ventures & DFJ
Steve Jurvetson is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the founding VC investor in four public companies and several rapidly growing companies like Planet, Memphis Meats, Hotmail, and the deep learning companies Mythic and Nervana. He also led VC investments in companies that were acquired for $16 billion in aggregate.
Constellations - Broadband Communications from SmallSats
Earth Observation: SmallSat Innovations and Advantages
Technology Brief - Software Defined Network Systems
Prime Contractors and the SmallSat Market
Keynote Speaker — Mike Safyan, VP of Launch, Planet
In 2011, Mike Safyan joined the eight-person founding team at Planet (known as "Cosmogia" at the time) where the company was building the first iterations of its Dove smallsats in a Cupertino garage. Since then, Planet has expanded to a global organization leading the NewSpace industry, with 400 employees and the world's largest fleet of Medium-resolution and High-resolution Earth Imaging satellites. Mike is responsible for Planet's Launch strategy and has overseen the launch of over 300 Planet satellites across 20 launch attempts working with a variety of different launch providers and launch vehicles.
Financing SmallSats – Underserved Financing Sources vs. Overextended Players
Technology Brief - Batteries and Power Systems
Smallsats in the Technology Sandbox: How SmallSat solutions play together with other information platforms
Day 2 — Wednesday February 6th, 2019
The Role that Small Satellites Play (now and in the future) in Defense
Ground System Manufacturers and Service Suppliers
The Evolving Business Case for Small Satellites
Technology Brief - The Changing Architecture of Satellites
Antennas – Tracking and Phased Array Antennas
Global Hotspots for the Smallsat Industry
Keynote Speaker — Colonel Charles Galbreath - Deputy Director, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate
Colonel Charles Galbreath is the Deputy Director, Advanced Systems and Development Directorate, Kirtland AFB. The Advanced Systems and Development Directorate's mission is to deliver small, responsive space capabilities to users across the National Security Space community. The Directorate consists of a combined team of 700+ military, government civilians and contractors responsible for the development, acquisition, launch, demonstration, test and operations of DoD and civil space systems.
Prior to his current assignment, Charles served in a variety of space operation, acquisition, test, and staff positions, including Deputy Director for Strategy and Plans in OSD Space Policy, Deputy Commander for the 30th Launch Group, Squadron Commander for Missile Defense Agency’s demonstration satellites, and program manager for advanced space control capabilities within SMC/SY. Col Galbreath also deployed as the Space Liaison to Headquarters International Security Assistance Force in Kabul, Afghanistan. He has a master’s degree in space operations from the Air Force Institute of Technology, was a Distinguished Graduate at Air Command and Staff College, and was an Air Force Fellow with the RAND Corporation.
Securing Capital and the M&A Market
What Role do Heavy Lift Large Rockets Play in the Small Satellite Industry
Small Launch Vehicle Mission Differentiation
Day 3 — Thursday February 7th, 2019
Utilizing Earth Observation Data
Recruitment, Retention and Team Building
The panel will discussion will include:
- Hiring challenges from the viewpoint of employers and from the viewpoint of candidates
- The Millennial hiring factor
- Hiring technology using automation
- Complexities when international companies expand and hire in the US
Spectrum Use and Optical Alternatives
Integration and Cooperation between NASA, DISA, DARPA and the Proposed Space Force – Is this still a thing?
Orchestrating Space, Standards and Regulations