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The Space Logistics Conference
September 26 - September 27, 2024
The Space Logistics Conference
YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO SHAPE THE FUTURE OF SERVICES IN SPACE FOR SPACE
 
The Space Logistics Industry is on track to generate $21 Billion by 2040, 20% of the total revenue of the space economy.
 
SAE Media Group has closely followed the progress of the field for three decades and it’s clear the community is standing on the precipice of a new era. The Space Logistics Conference is the only event which will bring together the vital stakeholders who are charting the future of the orbital ecosystem in one place, with a distinct focus on government policy, regulation and partnership opportunities that you will not find elsewhere.
 
This is your chance to connect with these leaders, learn about successes as well as challenges and shape the way ahead.
 
Orbital technology is going to radically alter the space environment. Satellites are going to be refuelled and repaired, or have their orbits shifted and access to space will be more reliable and affordable. A wide-ranging logistics architecture is going to be established to enable exploration from the Moon to Mars, as well as deeper into the solar system. Closer to Earth, a robust cargo transfer network is going to be vital for manufacturing cutting edge technology in orbit. These topics are the foundation of The Space Logistics Conference.
 
The countdown has started, join us on the launch pad of the future space economy

 

FEATURED SPEAKERS

Andrew Ratcliffe

Andrew Ratcliffe

Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency
Angela Krenn

Angela Krenn

Technical Integration Lead and Surface Systems Principal Technologist, NASA, Space Technology Mission Directorate
Bo Naasz

Bo Naasz

Senior Technical Lead for ISAM and RPOC System Capability Leadership Team, NASA
David Logsdon

David Logsdon

Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council
Dr Erica Rodgers

Dr Erica Rodgers

Director of Advanced Programs, NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy
Dr Koki Ho

Dr Koki Ho

Dutton-Ducoffe Professor, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr Oliver de Weck

Dr Oliver de Weck

Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr Rolf Densing

Dr Rolf Densing

Director of Operations and Head, European Space Operations Centre
Greg Richardson

Greg Richardson

Executive Director, The Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities (COSMIC)
Jason Kessler

Jason Kessler

Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, NASA
John Dankanich

John Dankanich

In-Space Transportation Capability Lead , NASA
John Nelson

John Nelson

Deputy Program Executive, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts NIAC, Center Innovation Fund CIF, and Early Career Initiative ECI, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
Stephen Duall

Stephen Duall

Associate Chief, Space Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Tom Stroup

Tom Stroup

President, Satellite Industry Association

Ajay Malshe

Director, Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories, Purdue University
Ajay Malshe

Ajay “AJ” P. Malshe is R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University. He is in leadership roles at Purdue including the honor of President’s Fellow, the Inaugural Director of the Materials and Manufacturing Research Laboratories (MMRL), and a Co-Director of Purdue’s Engineering Initiative (PEI) for eXcellence in Manufacturing and Operations (XMO). He has a collective professional experience of 40 years, partly overlapping, in industries (as a Founder, Board Member, and CTO) and academia. He has gained national and international recognition in advanced manufacturing, bio-inspired designing, functional multi-materials, and system integration and productization. Over the decades, application areas of his interest and contributions are in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM), heterogeneous microelectronics for high-density systems, nanomanufacturing for extreme machines and biomanufacturing for future foods. He is a co-pioneer of the award-winning concept of “factories-in-space” for the ISAM hub as a part of the extra-terrestrial supply chain for Space 2.0. This breakthrough innovation was recognized by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)’ David Dornfeld Blue Sky Manufacturing Idea Award (2018). His work for ISAM is sponsored, with collaborators, by prestigious agencies. Malshe has trained over 1400 graduate and undergraduate students and mentored numerous younger engineers in academia and industries. He has published over 225 peer-reviewed manuscripts and has received over 28 patents resulting in more than 20 award-winning (Edison Award and R&D 100 award) engineered products applied by leading corporations in agriculture and food, energy, defense and aerospace, transportation, EV, die-casting, high-performance racing, and other key industrial sectors. Malshe has received more than 45 prestigious international honors for scientific discoveries, engineering innovations, and breakthrough products. In 2018, he was elected to the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) “for innovations in nanomanufacturing with impact in multiple industry sectors,” the highest award an engineer can receive. 

Andrew Ratcliffe

Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency
Andrew Ratcliffe

 Andrew Ratcliffe is Chief Engineer at the UK Space Agency (UKSA) leading the Office of the Chief Engineer (OCE) which serves as principal advisor to the Deputy CEO on matters pertaining to the technical readiness and execution of UKSA programmes. Andrew also represents HMG as head of delegation at a number of international forums including the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Science and Technical Subcommittee (UNCOPUOS STSC) and Inter-Agency Space Debris Coordination Committee (IADC). Prior to joining the UKSA, Andrew worked for Airbus Defence and Space where his role included leading a number of mission studies and technology development activities for ESA across Science and Exploration including the development of a Harpoon for capturing space debris.

Angela Krenn

Technical Integration Lead and Surface Systems Principal Technologist, NASA, Space Technology Mission Directorate
Angela Krenn

 Angela Krenn has over 20 years of experience at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.  She has worked operations, design, analysis, and research related to cryogenic systems for ground and space applications.  She also has experience with architecture development, and thermal management for moderate and high temperature applications.  Angela has a BS in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and an MBA and MS in Physics from the University of Central Florida.  Currently, Angela is supporting NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate as both the Technical Integration Lead and the Principal Technologist for Surface Systems.

Arthur Grijalva

Director, SpaceWERX
Arthur Grijalva

ARTHUR F. GRIJALVA is the Director of SpaceWERX, guiding strategic initiatives for the Space Force focused on innovative space technologies and partnerships. Steering a $460M annual portfolio, his leadership of SpaceWERX Ventures, Spark, and Prime programs accelerates the integration of commercial technology into space defense. His journey commenced at the U.S. Air Force Academy, which led to a distinguished tenure as the Deputy Director for Acquisition Delta-Space Warfighting at Space Systems Command, where he oversaw significant classified projects. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from New Mexico State University and is an alumnus of the University of Southern California's SHIELD program, a joint endeavor of the Price School of Public Policy & Viterbi School of Engineering, to enhance his expertise.

Bo Naasz

Senior Technical Lead for ISAM and RPOC System Capability Leadership Team, NASA
Bo Naasz

Bo Naasz is a NASA Senior Technical Lead of NASA’s ISAM and RPOC (In-space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing and Rendezvous, Proximity Operations, and Capture) System Capability Leadership Team.  His duties include stewardship, strategy, and advising Agency leadership and projects on topics relevant to ISAM and RPOC. 

 
Bo has over 20 years of experience at NASA, including roles on several efforts as GNC and Flight Dynamics engineer, Principal Investigator, Mission System Engineer, Project Manager, System Capability Lead, and acting Deputy Director.  He has Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Aerospace Engineering from Virginia Tech.  Born in Kansas, and raised in Texas, Maryland, and South Dakota, Bo currently lives in Baltimore, Maryland with his wife and three daughters.
 

Brian Lagana

Executive Director, The Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)
Brian Lagana

Brian Lagana joined CONFERS as its new Executive Director on April 1, 2023, bringing over 32 years in the non-profit/association management field in positions ranging from legislative assistant to director of government affairs to executive director/vice president in single and multi-association environments. Brian has held the position of Association Executive Director for over 20 years. Experiential highlights include running the government affairs/lobbying efforts of trade and professional associations at the federal, state and local levels; managing the fiscal affairs of associations; engaging in international outreach; organizing association events, meetings and conferences; and developing additional streams of non-dues revenue through strategic partnerships with industry providers.

Brian is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in political science and economics.
 

Chad Thrasher

Interoperability Lead for Moon to Mars, Systems Engineering and Integration, NASA
Chad Thrasher

Chad Thrasher is the Interoperability Lead for the Moon to Mars, Systems Engineering and Integration Office in the Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate (ESDMD).  Based at Marshall Space Flight Center, in Huntsville, AL, Mr. Thrasher serves as an expert in interoperability and integration, leading analyses focusing of initial Artemis missions and near-term evolution of interoperability capabilities.

 
Prior to his current role, Chad served as manager of the Vehicle Systems Definition and Integration Branch which defined the interfaces between the Space Launch System (SLS) launch vehicle, other programs such as Orion and Exploration Ground Systems, and between all SLS elements. He has also held roles leading abort system design efforts for SLS and assessing abort systems for multiple Commercial Crew Program partners.
 
He has performed details to NASA Headquarters as the SLS Executive Officer and to JPL. He previously was the Vehicle Integration Safety Lead for the Ares I Program and has held numerous Safety and Mission Assurance positions for over 13 years as both a civil servant and contractor.
 
Chad holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics and a Master of Systems Engineering Management. He is a recipient of a NASA Silver Snoopy, a Special Service Award for his contributions during the Return-to-Flight activities, and both the Engineer and Manager of the Year from the local chapter of the International System Safety Society.
 

Curtis Hill

Principal Investigator, On Demand Manufacturing of Electronics, Subject Matter Expert, In Space Manufacturing, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
Curtis Hill

Mr. Curtis Hill is a Principal Investigator and Subject Matter Expert at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL.  He is the Principal Investigator for the On Demand Manufacturing Electronics Project as part of NASA’s development of In Space Manufacturing (ISM) applications. Curtis has developed a number of advanced functional materials and processes for NASA, with numerous awarded and pending patents. His research has included the development of high-performance dielectric materials for ultracapacitors and supercapacitors for energy storage and battery replacement, as well as for printed ultracapacitors.  He is responsible for leading the development of printed electronics capability on the International Space Station and beyond. His current work for In Space Manufacturing includes the development and implementation of a new range of passive sensing technologies for wireless sensing for astronaut crew health. He is leading the development of plans for the manufacturing of semiconductors in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with NASA’s In Space Applications program (InSPA).

David Logsdon

Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council
David Logsdon

David Logsdon is the Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council.  In his role, he has created and implemented a strategic international space cooperation engagement plan involving multiple countries, which has helped drive US engagement (both G-to-G and private sector) with international partners. Logsdon facilitated the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements with seven countries (Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, and Norway).  Logsdon was one of the leading players in helping get Technology Safeguards Agreements signed and ratified between the US and Brazilian and Australian governments. Logsdon also led trade missions to Brazil and Chile.

 

Logsdon holds a private sector leadership position within the DHS CISA Space Systems Security and Resilience Landscape working group, leading an effort to create a space/cybersecurity/zero trust framework. Logsdon is also the Vice Chair of the IEEE International government subgroup, helping create a global space and cybersecurity standard.
 

Deborah Tomek

Senior Technical Advisor and Strategist Space Infrastructure, NASA
Deborah Tomek

Debi Tomek has over 23 years of research and technical management experience and began her career with NASA Langley. Debi has served as a researcher, principal investigator then executive of numerous inter- and intra-Agency programs. Debi’s early research in dynamic stability was instrumental for numerous space vehicles and led to work on the Space Shuttle leading a team that obtained critical re-entry data of the Orbiter. After four years in the Administrator’s Suite leading Agency technical capability assessments she returned to Langley as Chief of Staff before becoming Deputy Director, then Director, of the Space Technology Directorate. She shepherded pre-formulation of the National Initiative for On-orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM). This led to her current appointment as NASA Senior Advisor for OSAM and National Initiative lead. Ms. Tomek holds a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from Auburn University and Master’s degree in Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineering from George Washington University.

 

Dr Erica Rodgers

Director of Advanced Programs, NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy
Dr Erica Rodgers

 Dr. Erica Rodgers is the director of advanced programs for NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy. Rodgers defines and shapes studies of agency and national importance to provide data- and evidence-driven technology, policy, and strategy advice to NASA leadership. She leads the Science and Technology Partnership Forum and establishes coordination frameworks across U.S. government space agencies. Rodgers provides leadership in developing and advancing strategic policy guidance and identifying emerging technologies and opportunities to inform national space policy and NASA’s future mission needs. Rodgers leverages expertise in space science research, spaceflight mission execution, systems engineering, space concepts design, systems and capability analysis of human exploration architectures, and satellite mission operations to lead across OTPS’s portfolio

Dr Glen Henshaw

Senior Scientist for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
Dr Glen Henshaw

Dr Jeffrey D. Smith

Deep Space Logistics Enterprise Strategic Manager, NASA, Gateway Program
Dr Jeffrey D. Smith

Dr. Jeffrey Smith is the Enterprise Strategic Manager (ESM) for the Gateway Program’s Deep Space Logistics (DSL) Project at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida, a role he has held since 2023. At DSL, our vision is to enable a vibrant commercial supply chain in deep space, and we do this by procuring delivery services for transporting cargo, equipment, and consumables to enable exploration of the Moon and Mars. As the ESM, Dr. Smith is responsible for initiating, developing and executing strategic relationships, partnerships and investments that align with the DSL vision, and bring new technologies, capabilities, customers and providers to DSL that will enable the mission. Previously Dr. Smith served in the role of element architect for DSL, providing technical leadership for the project, since its inception in 2018.

Dr Jinni Meehan

Assistant Director for Space Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
Dr Jinni Meehan

Before assuming her role at OSTP in February, Dr. Meehan made significant contributions to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), where she served as the National Space Weather Program Manager since 2018, supporting plans, projects, and policies to strengthen the service capacity of the National Weather Service’s space weather operations. Prior to this, she held positions at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC). Additionally, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at Millersville University of Pennsylvania for their graduate program, “Space Weather and Environment: Science, Policy, and Communication.”

 
Dr. Meehan earned her Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, followed by a Master of Science in Atmospheric and Space Sciences from Hampton University. She later completed her Ph.D. in Physics at Utah State University and conducted postdoctoral research at the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology.
 
Dr. Meehan’s distinguished career in space science and policy is characterized by leadership positions and innovative contributions, for which she has been recognized with the DOC Gold Medal and NOAA’s Order of Sherman’s Lagoon.
 

Dr John Roth

Director, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center
Dr John Roth

John T. Roth is the Director of the John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center and a Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of New Hampshire.  As Director, John leads the Olson Center’s yearly engagement with hundreds of manufacturers, organizations, agencies, and academic institutions. 

During his career, John has led design and fabrication teams for numerous satellite components and other space-based assets, and he is currently the co-PI on a National Institute of Standards and Technology-funded Manufacturing USA Technology Roadmap (MfgTech) Grant on In-space Manufacturing, and a leader on a National Science Foundation-funded Future Manufacturing Grant on Sustainable In-space Manufacturing. 
 
John received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 1998 and has previously served as the Assistant Director for Research Partnerships at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) and the Associate Director of Research and Technology Transfer at Penn State University.  With over 200 technical publications, and approximately 50 national and international technical patent disclosures, John’s industrially-based research and development experience spans manufacturing, materials, sensors, signal processing, prognostics/diagnostics, machine and sensor design, dynamic systems, cryogenics, and biomechanics.
 

Dr Julia Cline

Research Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center
Dr Julia Cline

 Julia is living her childhood dream as a research aerospace engineer working in the Structural Mechanics and Concepts Branch at NASA Langley Research Center.  She is the 2021 recipient of the Space Technology Mission Directorate Early Career Award for exceptional and significant performance during the first 10 years of her career resulting in the advancement of mission directorate and Agency goals. She is also recognized as one of Kappa Alpha Theta Women’s Fraternity 35 under 35.

Julia leads research teams in two main areas: In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM) and Space Nuclear Propulsion (SNP) in addition to serving as the Structural Concepts Discipline Team Lead in her branch.  She was awarded a coveted Early Career Initiative project in September 2021 focused on developing the autonomous capabilities for a space crane that is destined for lunar surface operations.  She also develops concepts for the in-space assembly of orbiting space structures like large space telescopes, testbed platforms, nuclear propulsion spacecraft as well as surface structures on the Moon and Mars in support of the Artemis program.  Under SNP, she leads an effort in developing carbon-carbon heat exchange tubes for the nuclear fuel element. She is Vice President of the International Digital Image Correlation Society (iDICs). Julia is a dedicated STEM outreach enthusiast who always takes the time to mentor aspiring scientists and engineers.  
Julia earned her B.Sc. in Astrophysics at the University of Alberta in 2008. She earned her M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering at The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA) in 2011 and 2015, respectively. After completing her Ph.D., Julia held Postdoctoral Research Fellowships at UTA and the US Army Research Laboratory before joining the federal workforce in July 2018.  
 

Dr Koki Ho

Dutton-Ducoffe Professor, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology
Dr Koki Ho

 Dr. Koki Ho is the Dutton-Ducoffe Professor (Associate Professor) and the director of the Space Systems Optimization Group in the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering at Georgia Tech. His research focuses on developing modeling and optimization methods for rigorous space mission analysis and design. Some of his specific research interests include (1) network modeling for campaign-level space mission design; (2) optimization and probabilistic modeling for in-space logistics infrastructure design and operations; (3) design, deployment, and maintenance of mega-scale satellite constellations; and (4) sensor management for space domain awareness. His unique research connecting logistics-based modeling, optimization, systems engineering, and space applications has provided a substantial impact on modern and future space missions that involve multiple missions, multiple vehicles, and reusable infrastructure elements. Dr. Ho earned his Ph.D. at MIT and his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the University of Tokyo. He is the recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2020), the NASA Early Career Faculty Award (2019), the DARPA Young Faculty Award (2019), and the Luigi Napolitano Award (2015), and he is a co-author of one of the most downloaded Acta Astronautica articles. Dr. Ho currently serves as the Chair of the AIAA Space Logistics Technical Committee.

 

Dr Oliver de Weck

Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr Oliver de Weck

 Olivier de Weck is Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Engineering Systems at MIT where he teaches Technology Roadmapping, Satellite Engineering and Systems Engineering as well as Multidisciplinary Design Optimization. He has authored over 400 publications (12 best paper awards since 2004) and is a Fellow of INCOSE, Associate Fellow of AIAA and Senior Member of IEEE. He and his group worked with NASA’s Office of Emerging Space to develop new Commercial Space Technology Roadmaps in 2018 and he is a former Senior Vice President of Technology Planning and Roadmapping at Airbus where he was responsible for roadmapping a $1 billion R&D portfolio for the world’s largest aircraft manufacturer. His passion is to improve life on our home planet Earth through research and education while paving the way for humanity’s future off-world settlements.

Dr Robert Antypas

Space, Access, Mobility, and Logistics Mission Area Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr Robert Antypas

Dr. Robert “Rob” Antypas is the Space Access, Logistics, and Mobility (SAML) Mission Area Lead for AFRL, coordinating the lab’s customer engagement strategy and ensuring synchronization with the tech needs of USSF, Space Operations Command, and Space System Command. He also leads engagements with partners in the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, industry, and academia.

Before his selection as the SAML MAL, Dr. Antypas served as the interim Electric Propulsion Group Lead in the In-Space propulsion Branch. He led research and program management in the AFRL Propulsion Directorate, where he has been since 2013. His research and program management focused on the development and testing of electric propulsion devises for space logistics, access, and mobility.

He was commissioned by the Air Force Academy in 2007. From 2007 to 2011, he served on active duty at the Air Force Research Laboratory where he led the development and T&E of cutting-edge rockets for hypersonic boost. From 2011 to 2014, he was stationed at the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) where he led teams of program managers fielding $140-$230-million-dollar software development programs for what became the Space Force. 

Dr Rolf Densing

Director of Operations and Head, European Space Operations Centre
Dr Rolf Densing

Rolf Densing has been working in the space sector for more than 25 years. He graduated with a doctorate in physics from the University of Bonn in 1988. After completing his studies at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, he began his scientific career as Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Physics at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA.

 
From 1992 to 1995, he worked as a project manager in the space science programme of the former German space agency DARA (now DLR, the German Aerospace Center). Among other things, he worked on a series of scientific missions with the German Astro-SPAS platform, which flew on several Space Shuttle missions. 
 
In 1996, Rolf Densing took on a managerial role as US Representative in the DARA/DLR Washington Office, then three years later he moved to DLR headquarters in Cologne as Head of the Executive Office. From 2003 onwards, he headed the ESA Affairs department at the DLR Space Administration until the DLR Senate appointed him Director of Programmes in 2009. 
 
Before joining ESA, Rolf Densing was the Director of Space Programmes at the DLR Space Administration, where he was responsible for Germany’s involvement in the ESA’s research, technology and infrastructure programmes. He contributed to national space strategy at programmatic and policy level, including the evolution of space operations centres in Germany.
 

Dr Seth Lacy

Senior Scientist, Space Mobility and Precision Maneuver, Air Force Research Laboratory
Dr Seth Lacy

Dr. Seth Lacy, a member of the U.S. Air Force’s cadre of scientific and technical senior executives, is the Senior Scientist for Space Mobility and Precision Maneuver, Air Force Research Laboratory, Air Force Material Command, Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico. He serves as the Department’s principal scientific authority and independent researcher for the development of new technologies in support of space mobility and precision maneuver.

Dr. Lacy joined the AFRL, Space Vehicles Directorate in 2002. He has led teams to develop technologies in control theory, estimation, uncertainty management, large optical apertures, laser communications, rendezvous and proximity operations, communications and space sensing as well as championing rapid development and test of space technologies.

Frederick Slane

Executive Director, Space Infrastructure Foundation
Frederick Slane

 Mr. Fred Slane is a leader in the development and proliferation of space standards in the U.S. and abroad. His current work is leading the development of a reference space technical architecture for the global space industry and NASA. He served as the Chair of the Committee on Standards for Space Plug and Play for the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Internationally, he is the U.S. Head of Delegation to the Subcommittee for Space Systems and Operations. He was the Project Lead for standards on Spacecraft Initialization for Lunar Simulants and CubeSats. He was also an invited member and subsequently a subgroup lead for the National Research Office Launch Interaction Workshop.

 
Mr. Slane retired from the U.S. Air Force after a career that concluded with an assignment as the Chief Architect and Chief Engineer for the ORS Office of Air Force Space Command. In 2003, Mr. Slane founded and currently serves as the Executive Director of the Space Infrastructure Foundation. He has been the Project Lead on four ISO and AIAA space standards, has published over 15 papers and reports, and has presented numerous classes and presentations on space architecture and standardization. Mr. Slane is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).
 

Greg Richardson

Executive Director, The Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities (COSMIC)
Greg Richardson
Gregory G. Richardson leads the Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities (COSMIC) as the executive director of the consortium and primary interface to NASA.
 
He is also a senior project leader in the Human Exploration and Spaceflight Division at The Aerospace Corporation. He has experience in space systems design, systems engineering, and mission execution for innovative space systems.
 
He is currently leading several Aerospace efforts in evolvable structure and ecosystems in space (ESES); in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM); space access, mobility, and logistics (SAML); and rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO).
 
He provides support to multiple government customers on in-space servicing, RPO, cluster flight, spacecraft autonomy, and design of advanced mission concepts.
 
From 2013 to 2020, Richardson provided onsite customer support for advanced concepts for national security space. He led Aerospace and government efforts to define and mature a novel architecture for resilience, and led Aerospace efforts to define, acquire, and develop a first-of-a-kind demonstration mission.
 
Richardson has also provided satellite systems engineering and integration support for DARPA’s System F6 program, at various times serving as the subject matter lead for cluster flight operations, chief engineer, on-orbit testbed lead, and mission operations lead. He also provided cradle-to-grave systems engineering, mission assurance, and missions operations support to Orbital Express, a DARPA mission that demonstrated autonomous rendezvous and on-orbit satellite servicing.
 
Additionally, Richardson has performed or supported past Aerospace studies of both the technologies and business case for on-orbit servicing, including co-leading the Mission Capability team for the Hubble Robotic Servicing Analysis of Alternatives in 2004, co-leading the Hubble Deorbit Study in 2012, and leading Aerospace support to the joint DARPA/NASA Manned Geostationary Servicing Study from 2010 to 2012.
 
Prior to joining Aerospace, Richardson was a flight control engineer for Boeing Phantom Works.
 
Richardson has authored numerous works in the fields of small satellite trends, on-orbit servicing, value-centric analysis, and small satellite cost modeling.

Jason Kessler

Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, NASA
Jason Kessler

Prior to returning to NASA for this third tour at the Agency, Jason served as a Senior Advisor to the Global Knowledge Initiative (GKI) where he combined strategy, design, facilitation, and coaching to create systems-focused learning experiences targeted at increasing the use of science and technology to enable better outcomes in environmental and climate change programming for clients in the developing world. Jason has spent over 15 years at NASA and served most recently (2013-2016) as a Program Executive in the Office of the Chief Technologist. As an entrepreneur and consultant serving outside of government, he has also started several businesses.

Jill McGuire

Associate Director for the Exploration and In-Space Services ExIS Projects Division, NASA
Jill McGuire

Jill McGuire serves as the Associate Director for the Exploration and In-Space Services (ExIS) Projects Division. She has worked at NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center since January 1992. She started working in satellite servicing in 1998 when she began supporting the Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Development Project.

As Associate Director, Ms. McGuire strives to carry on NASA’s 30-year legacy of satellite servicing and repair by developing new technologies for future programs. Previously, she was the Hosted Payloads Office Head for the ExIS Division and was responsible for leading multifaceted teams in designing, manufacturing, and launching innovative space tools that both anticipate and answer unique satellite-servicing needs. Projects that she led in that tenure were the Robotic Refueling Mission (RRM) 1, 2, and 3, Robotic External Leak Locator (RELL), and Robotic External Tool Stowage (RiTS) as well as support to the AMS EVA repair team with Johnson Space Center.
 
The RRM series of payloads were designed to utilize the robotic system on ISS to demonstrate a variety of tools, technologies and techniques to benefit satellites not originally designed for in-flight service as well as provide the groundwork for future exploration.
 
Prior to supporting ExIS, Ms. McGuire served as the manager of the Hubble Crew Aids and Tool team, which supplied more than 180 unique tools in support of the fifth and final servicing mission to the Hubble Space Telescope.
 
Ms. McGuire holds an M.S. in Applied Physics from Johns Hopkins University, an M.S. in Engineering Management from the University of Maryland, University College, and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of North Dakota.
 

John Dankanich

In-Space Transportation Capability Lead , NASA
John Dankanich

John Dankanich is both the Chief Technologist for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center and the Capability Lead for all of NASA for In-Space Transportation. He serves a workforce of approximately 6,000 civil servants and contractors and guides a portfolio of more than $1 billion in investments, ranging from basic research through flight system delivery. Dankanich serves senior strategic alignment activities for technology portfolios across all government agencies and is an entry point for engagement with industry and academia.

 
Dankanich is a recognized subject matter expert with more than 100 publications in technology development, propulsion testing and qualification, low-thrust trajectory optimization, mission design and planetary defense. His career has evolved from design, build, test to systems analysis, technology maturation, project management, flight system development and now technology portfolio executive leadership.
 
He has served on the steering committee of the Small Body Assessment Group for the NASA Advisory Council Planetary Science Subcommittee, as the founding Chair of the AIAA Committee on Standards for Electric Propulsion Testing, and serves as the current Chair of the Chief Technologist Council at NASA. Dankanich has served on numerous review boards, conducted technology portfolio assessments and influenced investments of the AFOSR, AFRL, AF SMC, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, DARPA, DOE, NRL, the NSF, Space Force, industry and academia.
 
He received BS degrees in Physics and Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and a master’s degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, all from Purdue University.
 

John Mankins

Dean of Department of Space Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, Kepler Space Institute
John Mankins

 John C. Mankins is President of Artemis Innovation Management Solutions LLC and of Mankins Space Technology, Inc.  And he is a Director of Solar Space Technologies of Melbourne, Australia. He is also Vice President of the Vienna-based Moon Village Association, and serves on the Boards of both the National Space Society and of SPACE Canada. And, most recently has joined the faculty of Kepler Space Institute. During his 25-year career at NASA and JPL he held numerous positions, including serving as Chief Technologist for Human Exploration and Development of Space at NASA HQ, where he received the NASA Exceptional Technology Achievement Medal, and created & managed the $1B per year Exploration Systems Research and Technology program. He holds a B.S. from Harvey Mudd College and an M.S. from UCLA in Physics, and an MBA from Claremont Graduate University, and is a member of both the AAAS and the International Academy of Astronautics. Mankins is best known for writing in the early 1990s the first detailed definitions of the “TRLs” – Technology Readiness Levels – and as the world’s leading expert in the field of “Space Solar Power”. He lives with his family on a Ranch on the California Central Coast.

John Nelson

Deputy Program Executive, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts NIAC, Center Innovation Fund CIF, and Early Career Initiative ECI, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
John Nelson

 John Nelson is a Deputy Program Executive in the Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) at NASA Headquarters, specifically providing strategic leadership for NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC), Center Innovation Fund (CIF), and Early Career Initiative (ECI).  As part of STMD’s Early-Stage Innovation and Partnerships (ESIP) portfolio, these programs empower a community of innovators in pioneering aerospace research and transformative technology ventures.  

 
Prior to joining NASA in 2022, Mr. Nelson worked in private industry for over 25 years, helping to ensure the success of science and technology programs across NASA and other government agencies, through strategic planning and portfolio management. This included 10 years of leading teams across STMD programs and initiatives. John received his bachelor’s degree in biology from Louisiana State University and his master’s degree in biomedical engineering from the University of Virginia.
 

John Reed

Leader, Cislunar Infrastructure and Operations Task Force, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
John Reed

 John Reed is United Launch Alliance’s Chief Rocket Scientist, and former Senior Technical Fellow for Guidance Navigation and Control. Mr. Reed manages the Technical Fellows program at ULA. He is currently focused on a wide variety of initiatives from Principal Investigator for launch vehicle reuse to enhanced navigation and trajectory planning, from defining our next generation capabilities to creating a culture of innovation and protecting our Intellectual Property. He has been working a variety of roles on launch vehicles in Denver since 1986. 

 
Reed is a long-time member of the AAS and an Associate Fellow of the AIAA. He is the Leader of the AIAA Cislunar Infrastructure and Operations Task Force, Collaboration Program Chair for ASCEND, and serves as TC Liaison for the Rocky Mountain Section of AIAA. He received his Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Missouri at Rolla (now the Missouri University of Science and Technology) and his master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Colorado at Boulder.
 

Lee Pagel

Program Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Division, NASA Headquarters
Lee Pagel

Lee Pagel has been supporting human spaceflight programs since 1989. Since beginning at Johnson Space Center on Space Station Freedom, he’s had the opportunity to see the beginning of many NASA human spaceflight programs, designing, writing and competing the initial contracts and agreements for the International Space Station, Project Orion, Commercial Crew, and Commercial LEO Destinations Program.

Lee has served at Johnson Space Center, Kennedy Space Center and 4 years in the NASA resident office in Moscow, Russia. He’s been working in the Commercial Spaceflight Division at NASA Headquarters since 2014. Lee earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Texas at Austin and his MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.
 

Stephen Duall

Associate Chief, Space Bureau, Federal Communications Commission
Stephen Duall

Stephen Duall serves as Associate Chief of the Space Bureau. Stephen joined the Space Bureau from the FCC’s Office of General Counsel, where he served as an attorney advisor in the Administrative Law Division. From 2008 until 2020, he was Chief of the Satellite Policy Branch of the International Bureau’s Satellite Division. Stephen joined the Commission in 2001, as an attorney advisor in the Satellite Policy Branch. Prior to joining the Commission he was an associate in a D.C. law firm working on behalf of satellite and competitive local telephone service providers. He earned his law degree from the George Washington University and bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University.

 

Tom Stroup

President, Satellite Industry Association
Tom Stroup

As President of SIA, Tom is the trade association’s lead advocate for regulatory and policy issues of critical importance to SIA’s membership, including spectrum and licensing issues, defense and public safety matters, and export control and international trade issues. He also manages the day-to-day operations of SIA, including member communications, staff leadership and organization of SIA sponsored events. Tom became the president of SIA in December of 2014.

 
Prior to joining SIA, Tom was with Shared Spectrum Company (SSC), a leading developer of spectrum intelligence technologies, where he served as CEO. For more than a decade, he served as the President of the Personal Communications Industry Association (PCIA). Previous to his position at SSC, he founded and ran several companies in the technology industry, including Columbia Spectrum Management, P-Com Network Services, CSM Wireless, and SquareLoop.
 
Tom holds a BS, summa cum laude, in Public Administration from the University of North Dakota. He is also a graduate of Georgetown University Law Center where he served as Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal.
 

How will The Space Logistics Conference Look?

  • 25+ plenary presenations from leading experts in the field giving you exclusive knowledge and inspiration. Sharing insights on vital topics such as movement of cargo, last-mile delivery, payload hosting, propulsion, sustainability, servicing and how best to work with government partners.
  • Dedicated networking time where you can connect, share experiences, discuss common issues, and work together towards industry goals with top-tier experts, all gathered in one place at one time.
  • A bustling exhibition space with stands from key companies in the field, ready to share and explore the latest tech and innovations.
  • A chance to hear the holistic view of NASA technology and policy through a wideranging list of subject matter experts and senior leaders.
  • 150+ representatives from all the key institutions in the field of Space Logistics.

What Sets Us Apart?

Imagine being at the center of the conversation around the future of Space Logistics, surrounded by key players driving developments. Our event, unlike any other, brings together entities from the:

  • The Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Commercial Space Flight Federation
  • CONFERS
  • COSMIC
  • NASA
  • Purdue University
  • Satellite Industry Association
  • The FCC
  • The Georgia Institute of Technology
  • The Space Infrastructure Foundation
  • The UK Space Agency
  • The White House Office of Science & Technology Policy


The conference will offer you a unique opportunity to actively shape the discourse.

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Conference agenda

The Space Logistics Conference is the only event which will bring together the vital stakeholders who are charting the future of the orbital ecosystem in one place, with a distinct focus on government policy, regulation and partnership opportunities that you will not find elsewhere.

This is your chance to connect with these leaders, learn about successes as well as challenges and shape the way ahead.
 
The countdown has started, join us on the launch pad of the future space economy
 
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Registration & Coffee

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Chairman's Opening Presentation: The Importance of Invigorating an ISAM Community: Stronger Together

Greg Richardson, Executive Director, The Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities (COSMIC)

  • COSMIC’s goal – accelerating ISAM adoption
  • The National ISAM Implementation Plan
  • Enabling the transition of ISAM to routine operations
  • Current state and future plans for ISAM and logistics in space
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    Understanding the New Possibilities for U.S. Commercial Industry and American Workers to Build, Repair, and Transport Objects in Space: The ISAM Implementation Plan

    Dr Jinni Meehan, Assistant Director for Space Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

  •  Advancing ISAM research and development
  • Accelerating the emerging ISAM commercial industry
  • Prioritising sustainability
  • Promoting international collaboration and cooperation to achieve ISAM goals
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    Policy Considerations for Space Logistics to Enable Lunar Missions

    Dr Erica Rodgers, Director of Advanced Programs, NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy

  • NASA at the forefront of Space innovation
  • Vital logistics considerations for future Lunar Missions: Identifying capability gaps
  •  Assessing specific policy considerations for Artemis and Gateway.
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    • Deep Space Logistics: End-to-end Commercial Delivery Services for Gateway, Artemis and NASA’s Moon to Mars Architecture

    Dr Jeffrey D. Smith, Deep Space Logistics Enterprise Strategic Manager, NASA, Gateway Program

  • NASA’s Gateway Logistics Services: status and capabilities
  • The need for flexible, reliable and affordable commercial logistics delivery services beyond LEO
  • Opportunities to engage with Deep Space Logistics
     
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    Session Reserved for Lead Sponsor

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    10:30

    Morning Coffee

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    Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

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    Building the European Ecosystem for In-Space Transportation and a Circular Economy in Space

    Dr Rolf Densing, Director of Operations and Head, European Space Operations Centre

  • Lifetime extension as a stepping stone to a circular economy in space
  • ESA’s in-orbit servicing roadmap
  • The relevance of in-orbit servicing for the long-term sustainability of the environment
  • Bridging the technological gaps and de-risking the required capabilities
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    Developing Technologies for In-Space Servicing and Services to Chart the Future of Space Infrastructure

    Jill McGuire, Associate Director for the Exploration and In-Space Services ExIS Projects Division, NASA

  • Looking at our past missions: Hubble, Robotic Refuelling
  • The growing importance of Space Infrastructure
  • Looking at the advances in Robotics and utilising Robotic Systems
  • The OSAM-1 Mission
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    Developing Technologies Supporting the Emerging Satellite Servicing & Assembly Industries

    Bo Naasz, Senior Technical Lead for ISAM and RPOC System Capability Leadership Team, NASA

  • Opportunities of In-space Servicing Assembly and Manufacturing (ISAM) & Rendezvous Proximity Operations and Capture (RPOC)
  • RPOC- & ISAM-Enabled or Enhanced Architectures
  • Why ISAM: Science, Exploration, Sustainability and Resilience
  • OSAM-1 in focus: progress, timelines, challenges and goals
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    Joint Q+A: Satellite Servicing Operations

    Dr Rolf Densing, Director of Operations and Head, European Space Operations Centre

    Jill McGuire, Associate Director for the Exploration and In-Space Services ExIS Projects Division, NASA

    Bo Naasz, Senior Technical Lead for ISAM and RPOC System Capability Leadership Team, NASA

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    12:30

    Networking Lunch

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    13:30

    Session Reserved for Astroscale

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    14:00

    Session Reserved

    Deborah Tomek, Senior Technical Advisor and Strategist Space Infrastructure, NASA

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    Space Logistics (1960-2060): Enabling the Ultimate Frontier

    Dr Oliver de Weck, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • Key concepts, history, state-of-the art and future of space logistics
  •  Multi-commodity network flow analysis 
  • The SpaceNet discrete event simulation framework to resupply the ISS, and explore the lunar South Pole
  • The future hybrid human-robotic exploration of Mars
  • Discussing future orbiting space stations such as Orbital Reef
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    Changing the Game in Space Logistics and In-Space Servicing

    Dr Koki Ho, Dutton-Ducoffe Professor, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

  • ATLAS (Advancing Technologies for Logistics Architecture in Space)
  • Realization of an effective space logistics paradigm requires innovations in all aspects of its ecosystem
  • Developing a network-based space logistics chain model
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    Foundational Layers of Infrastructure for a Sustainable Cislunar Ecosystem

    John Reed, Leader, Cislunar Infrastructure and Operations Task Force, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

  •  Collaborating and integrating planning for cislunar space
  • Mission-critical communications, power, and transportation infrastructure
  • Fostering cislunar innovation by developing and supporting shared taxonomies, risk assessments, and technology maturation
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    Joint Q+A: Establishing Logistics Architecture

    Deborah Tomek, Senior Technical Advisor and Strategist Space Infrastructure, NASA

    Dr Koki Ho, Dutton-Ducoffe Professor, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology

    Dr Oliver de Weck, Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, Professor of Engineering Systems, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    John Reed, Leader, Cislunar Infrastructure and Operations Task Force, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

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    15:15

    Afternoon Coffee

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    15:45

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    16:15

    Advancing New Technologies that Enable the UK to Service and Maintain Satellites in Order to Maximise Resilience, Effectiveness and Value

    Andrew Ratcliffe, Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency

  •  Ongoing small launch efforts from the UK: How can this contribute to a more convenient space logistics network?
  • Exploring advanced in-orbit debris removal, refuelling and Assembly Technologies
  • Working with international partners
  • Encouraging industry to advance their efforts
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    16:30

    NASA’s Robotic and Human Exploration Missions In-Space Transportation Technology Envisioned Future State

    John Dankanich, In-Space Transportation Capability Lead , NASA

  •  The role of In-Space Transportation as a key enabler of future space logistics networks
  • In-Space Transportation technology to meet current and future mission needs
  • Current investments and key NASA In-Space Transportation roadmaps
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    Surface Systems Envisioned Future Priorities for Space Technology Mission Directorate

    Angela Krenn, Technical Integration Lead and Surface Systems Principal Technologist, NASA, Space Technology Mission Directorate

  • Ground and Surface Support Systems to Enable Long Duration Surface Stays
  • Lunar Space Port and Mars Forward Proving Ground
  • Surface infrastructure as a core aspect of future Space Logistics
     
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    The Role of ISAM Capability as We Look Towards the Future of Space Nuclear Propulsion

    Dr Julia Cline, Research Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center

  • How will Nuclear Propulsion contribute to the future of space logistics, and deep space exploration
  • Achieving large structures in orbit
  • Leveraging commercial capability
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    Joint Q+A: Technical Development

    Andrew Ratcliffe, Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency

    John Dankanich, In-Space Transportation Capability Lead , NASA

    Dr Julia Cline, Research Aerospace Engineer, NASA Langley Research Center

    Angela Krenn, Technical Integration Lead and Surface Systems Principal Technologist, NASA, Space Technology Mission Directorate

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    17:30

    Chair’s Closing Remarks

    Greg Richardson, Executive Director, The Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities (COSMIC)

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    8:00

    Registration & Coffee

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    Chairman's Opening Presentation: Helping to Foster the Global Satellite Servicing Industry

    Brian Lagana, Executive Director, The Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)

  • What do we mean by the Global Satellite Servicing Industry?
  • Building common understanding between developers, operators, customers, investors, insurers, and government policy makers
  • Developing industry-led standards that contribute to a sustainable, safe, and diverse space economy
  • Engaging with global governmental legislative and regulatory bodies on policies and oversight of satellite servicing activities
  • Our members and how to work with them
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    Orbital Prime: Accelerating Transition of Technologies and Architectures to Enable Sustainable Space Infrastructure

    Arthur Grijalva, Director, SpaceWERX

  • Overview of SpaceWERX efforts
  • Invigorating the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly and Manufactoring (ISAM) market
  • Active Debris Removal as a usecase
  • Working with us
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    Developing Satellite Servicing Technology at the Naval Center for Space Technology

    Dr Glen Henshaw

    Dr Glen Henshaw, Senior Scientist for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

  •  Understanding the potential of servicing technology
  • Current NRL programs and development goals
  • Interagency partnerships with DARPA, NASA and the Space Force
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    9:30

    The AFRL Space Access, Mobility and Logistics Mission Area

  • Key goals and missions of the Mission Area
  • Capability challenges
  • Technology in focus
  • Engage with the AFRL
  • Dr Robert Antypas, Space, Access, Mobility, and Logistics Mission Area Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory

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    Advances in Mobility to Enhance Military Operations in Space

    Dr Seth Lacy, Senior Scientist, Space Mobility and Precision Maneuver, Air Force Research Laboratory

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    Joint Q+A: Space Logistics for Military Operations

    Dr Seth Lacy, Senior Scientist, Space Mobility and Precision Maneuver, Air Force Research Laboratory

    Arthur Grijalva, Director, SpaceWERX

    Dr Glen Henshaw

    Dr Glen Henshaw, Senior Scientist for Robotics and Autonomous Systems, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

    Dr Robert Antypas, Space, Access, Mobility, and Logistics Mission Area Lead, Air Force Research Laboratory

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    10:30

    Session Reserved for Gold Sponsor

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    11:00

    Morning Coffee

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    11:30

    Session Reserved for Sponsor

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    Meeting the Needs of the Next Generation Space Age: Sustainability and Responsibility as the Tempo of Space Logistics Increases

    Stephen Duall, Associate Chief, Space Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

  •  Promoting a competitive and innovative global satellite marketplace
  • How will space logistics play a key role in the future space and SATCOM community?
  • Coordinating with other US agencies to safely foster the space logistics field
  • Exploring the landmark investigation and settlement in the first case of Space Debris Enforcement Action
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    Ensuring Interoperability in Future Moon-to-Mars Missions and the Importance to Logistics Operations

    Chad Thrasher, Interoperability Lead for Moon to Mars, Systems Engineering and Integration, NASA

  •  A short history of the International Deep Space Interoperability Standards
  • Initial use of the Interoperability Standards
  • Our role: Assessing planned missions for interoperability challenges and functions.
  •  The importance of standards for future space logistics and mission operations
  • Closing interoperability gaps: Partnerships between government, industry, and academia
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    A Reference Architecture Space Standards for Space Logistics Domestically in the U.S. and Globally

    Frederick Slane, Executive Director, Space Infrastructure Foundation

  •  The development of a reference space technical architecture for the global space industry and the US (NASA, etc.)
  • An open technical standards basis for space
  • Specific standards requirements for Space Logistics in an Evolving Space Supply Chain
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    Joint Q+A: Regulation and Standards

    Stephen Duall, Associate Chief, Space Bureau, Federal Communications Commission

    Frederick Slane, Executive Director, Space Infrastructure Foundation

    Chad Thrasher, Interoperability Lead for Moon to Mars, Systems Engineering and Integration, NASA

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    Networking Lunch

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    Enabling Small Companies to Imagine, Build, and Utilize Revolutionary Technologies

    Jason Kessler, Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, NASA

  •  What is the NASA Small Business Innovation Research / Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) program?
  • Learn about some of our firms and how they’re contributing to the field
  • Learn how you can engage with us to advance your technology
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    Fostering Innovation to Support Future Space Logistics Missions

    John Nelson, Deputy Program Executive, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts NIAC, Center Innovation Fund CIF, and Early Career Initiative ECI, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

  • What is the Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) program?
  • Overview of current projects being funded that relate to space logistics
  • How can you get involved with the program? What are we looking for?
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    Enabling Commercial Industry to Build, Own, and Operate Space Systems

    Lee Pagel, Program Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Division, NASA Headquarters

  • Creating a robust commercial LEO marketplace with commercially-owned and operated LEO destinations that are safe, reliable, cost-effective and allows NASA to be one of many customers in space
  • • Ensuring NASA can meet its needs in Low-Earth orbit, as it transitions from International Space Station operations to new commercial LEO destinations
  • Utilizing inventive based, nontraditional agreements for,acquiring commercial space goods and services to meet NASA requirements
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    Assessing the State of the Space Logistics Industry

    Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

  • The growing In-Orbit services space sector
  • How are US satellite industries rising to the challenge of space logistics?
  • Where are the key areas of growth and difficulty?
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    Space at the Pointy Edge of the 21st Century Global Technology Spear: How to Partner as the Space Logistics Field Moves Forward

    David Logsdon, Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council

  • The Evolving Global Space Ecosystem- a look back and a look forward ten years
  • The Intersection of space, technology, cybersecurity, and data- what does this mean on a global landscape?
  • The shifting geopolitical landscape and what it means for current and future partnership for mobility in space
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    Logistics Requirements, Capabilities and Challenges for Ambitious Future Missions in Cis-Lunar Space

    John Mankins, Dean of Department of Space Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, Kepler Space Institute

  • The range of future missions in Cis-Lunar Space: LEO, GEO & Lunar
  • Low-cost access to space enabled by reusable launch vehicles will only be the beginning of the new capabilities that will emerge
  • Tremendous challenges to overcome Logistics will be at the center of this future
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    Joint Q+A: Commercial Development & Government Partnerships

    Tom Stroup, President, Satellite Industry Association

    David Logsdon, Senior Director, Space Policy, ITI Space Enterprise Council

    John Mankins, Dean of Department of Space Commercialization and Entrepreneurship, Kepler Space Institute

    Jason Kessler, Program Executive, Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, NASA

    John Nelson, Deputy Program Executive, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts NIAC, Center Innovation Fund CIF, and Early Career Initiative ECI, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate

    Lee Pagel, Program Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Division, NASA Headquarters

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    Afternoon Coffee

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    Commercializing, Industrializing and Democratizing Space by Creating a Manufacturing Ecosystem off Earth

    Dr John Roth, Director, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

  • The In-Space Manufacturing Roadmap
  • Orbital resources for manufacturing
  • Logistical challenges of in-space manufacturing
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    The Future of Factories-in-Space for Servicing, Assembly, & Manufacturing

    Ajay Malshe, Director, Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories, Purdue University

  • Establishing a multifunctional, resilient, and sustainable infrastructure that enables the maintenance and production of space-based systems
  • Orbital factories as a central element of space infrastructure
  • Understanding the principles and requirements for ‘factories-inspace’
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    Semiconductor and other On Demand Manufacturing in Space and Logistics Requirements

    Curtis Hill, Principal Investigator, On Demand Manufacturing of Electronics, Subject Matter Expert, In Space Manufacturing, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

  • The benefits and challenges of semiconductor manufacturing in microgravity
  • Development of plans for the manufacturing of semiconductors in Low Earth Orbit
  • NASA’s On Demand Manufacturing of Electronics (ODME) project
  • What infrastructure is needed?
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    Joint Q+A: In-Space Manufacturing & Infrastructure Requirements

    Dr John Roth, Director, John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center

    Ajay Malshe, Director, Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories, Purdue University

    Curtis Hill, Principal Investigator, On Demand Manufacturing of Electronics, Subject Matter Expert, In Space Manufacturing, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

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    Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two


    Executive Director
    The Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS)
    Executive Director
    The Consortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities (COSMIC)
    Chief Engineer
    UK Space Agency
    Director
    SpaceWERX
    Director of Advanced Programs
    NASA’s Office of Technology, Policy, and Strategy
    Senior Scientist for Robotics and Autonomous Systems
    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory
    Deep Space Logistics Enterprise Strategic Manager
    NASA, Gateway Program
    Assistant Director for Space Policy
    White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
    Apollo Program Professor of Astronautics, Professor of Engineering Systems
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Space, Access, Mobility, and Logistics Mission Area Lead
    Air Force Research Laboratory
    Director of Operations and Head
    European Space Operations Centre
    Program Executive
    Small Business Innovation Research & Small Business Technology Transfer Programs, NASA
    Associate Director for the Exploration and In-Space Services ExIS Projects Division
    NASA
    In-Space Transportation Capability Lead
    NASA
    Technical Integration Lead and Surface Systems Principal Technologist
    NASA, Space Technology Mission Directorate
    Senior Technical Lead for ISAM and RPOC System Capability Leadership Team
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    Interoperability Lead for Moon to Mars, Systems Engineering and Integration
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    Senior Technical Advisor and Strategist Space Infrastructure
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    Senior Scientist, Space Mobility and Precision Maneuver
    Air Force Research Laboratory
    Dean of Department of Space Commercialization and Entrepreneurship
    Kepler Space Institute
    Deputy Program Executive, NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts NIAC, Center Innovation Fund CIF, and Early Career Initiative ECI
    NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate
    Program Specialist, Commercial Spaceflight Division
    NASA Headquarters
    Associate Chief, Space Bureau
    Federal Communications Commission
    Director
    Manufacturing and Materials Research Laboratories, Purdue University
    Principal Investigator, On Demand Manufacturing of Electronics, Subject Matter Expert, In Space Manufacturing
    NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
    Senior Director, Space Policy
    ITI Space Enterprise Council
    Director
    John Olson Advanced Manufacturing Center
    Dutton-Ducoffe Professor, Associate Professor of Aerospace Engineering
    Georgia Institute of Technology
    Executive Director
    Space Infrastructure Foundation
    Leader, Cislunar Infrastructure and Operations Task Force
    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
    President
    Satellite Industry Association

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