Thu, Nov 16 2017
Fri, Nov 17 2017
Keynote by Dr. Phil Metzger
Commercial satellite operators are already thinking about designs for communications satellites that not only point their antennas down at Earth, but also upward to support future communication requirements of the Space Economy. As asteroid mining, lunar mining and transport, in-orbit manufacturing and in-orbit assembly move from science fiction to the beginnings of development, what communication capability will be needed to support operations in Earth orbit and far beyond? How much can existing technology contribute and what technology advances may be required? What will it cost to create a basic network capability and see it deployed? To learn more or to sign up as a participant, visit http://seds.org/sspi-seds-comp/
Learn about the need for satellite communication systems in the new space economy from the Society of Satellite Professionals International. The workshop is open to all attendees, not just competition participants.
Sat, Nov 18 2017
The Student NewSpace Business Pitch Competition seeks out proposals for space industry or space-scalable businesses from students who would like to pitch their idea to NewSpace investors and business leaders. “This competition is open to all undergraduate and graduate students from any university or college as well as nontraditional students (i.e. Thiel Fellows) and more than one team is allowed from each university.” It is highly encouraged that engineers and scientists work with business students to fulfill both the product development and proposal writing portions of the competition. To learn more or to sign up as a participant, visit http://seds.org/bpc/
Learn about small business development in the new space economy and get feedback from members of the industry. The workshop is open to all attendees, not just BPC participants.