Program

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Monday, March 21

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
9:15 am - 9:30 am
Room: 140
Ms Debra Facktor
Head of U.S. Space Systems
Airbus U.S. Space and Defense Inc.
Moderator
Jeff Matthews
Specialist Leader
Deloitte
Dr. James Crawford
Founder, Chairman and CTO
Orbital Insight
Nicole Robinson
President
Ursa Space Systems
Col. Shane Taylor
PM, Tactical Network
U.S. Army
Ryan McKinney
Vice President and General Manager
Satellogic
Right now, thousands of satellites are capturing endless streams of data, providing boundless insights into our world. Satellite data providers are problem solvers, tasked with translating that data into a valuable solution for the end-user. This data can drive decisions that impact millions of lives, global businesses, and government action. During this session, you'll learn how the space data industry engages with customers to understand their unique problems and provide the unique tools needed to make the right decisions. Speakers will address decision making in both the public and private sectors.
Moderator
David Hartshorn
CEO
Geeks Without Frontiers (GWF)
Evan Dixon
President, Global Fixed Broadband
Viasat
Jonathan Hofeller
Vice President of Starlink, Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Erwin Hudson
Vice President, Telesat Lightspeed System Development
Telesat
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly
Senior Advisor, Regulatory & Space Policy
OneWeb
Tens of thousands of constellation satellites from multiple operators are being launched during the next decade to provide high-speed broadband to everyone on Earth. This session explores the reach and performance of current and upcoming constellations, as they battle for subscribers in what is becoming one of the most crowded and competitive markets of our industry.
Moderator
Minoo Rathnasabapathy PhD
Research Engineer
MIT Media Lab
Dennis Gatens
CEO & President
LEOcloud
Paul Mattear
Principal Account Executive
Amazon Web Services
Avi Shabtai
CEO
Ramon Space
Conor Brown
Federal Director of Solution Engineering
Spire Global
The increasing demand for processing power, storage, and applications in space has created a huge new market for space tech companies. It has also created unique and exciting challenges for satellite engineers and software developers in bringing these capabilities to the harsh environment of space. Learn how leading satellite builders and tech developers are driving innovation in space computing and processing.
Mary Geunther
Director of Space Policy
Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Christopher Baugh
CEO
NSR
Mr Mark Boggett
CEO
Seraphim Capital
Michael Collett
Managing Partner
Promus Ventures
Phillip Ingle
Managing Director, Investment Banking Division
Morgan Stanley & Co.
Michael Mealling
General Partner
Starbridge Venture Capital
Dr. Laurence Vigeant-Langlois
Managing Director
AE Industrial Partners LLC
Public markets are an increasingly preferred destination for space companies, as plentiful funding and upside potential serve as rocket fuel for public listings. More space funding than ever is flowing, and emerging space players are riding a sustained wave of investor enthusiasm. However, can this state of play continue, and what impact the public market push have on the space community? Can institutional and retail investors continue to drive this growth story? And how will the wave of public listings play out for typically CAPEX-heavy space players? Join NSR for this opening panel of finance experts as these critical topics are discussed.
Jared Stout
Director of Congressional and Regulatory Policy
MeeksBI
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
Erica LeFaive
Legislative Affairs Assoc, Government Operations & Strategic Communications
Axiom Space
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
10:15 am - 10:30 am
Room: 140
Jared Stout
Director of Congressional and Regulatory Policy
MeeksBI
Moderator
Maxwell Zhu
SGAC Policy and Advocacy Platform U.S. Task Force Lead
Space Generation Advisory Council
Erica LeFaive
Legislative Affairs Assoc, Government Operations & Strategic Communications
Axiom Space
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
Moderator
Meredith Garofalo
Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) and Space/Science Journalist
News 12 New York
Thomas Cavett
VP of Strategy and Operations, Chief of Staff
Tomorrow.io
Frank Gallagher
NESDIS Chief Architect
NOAA
Bill Raymond
Director of PreSales - USG
Planet
Jeff Rex
VP of Programs and Business Development
Spire Global
Learn about the latest evolution in visual satellite data capture technology and what that data reveals to end-users over a period of time. This session will shed light on how space data empowers customers to better manage their assets - whether those assets are a fleet of delivery trucks, crews in high-risk environments, or structures in need of repair.
Moderator
Anne Keeney
Senior Director
Glen Echo Group
Matt Desch
Chief Executive Officer
Iridium Communications
Josh Marks
CEO
Anuvu
Reza Rasoulian
Vice President, Broadband Satellite Services
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Joe Spytek
CEO
Speedcast
Hagay Katz
Chief Product and Marketing Officer
Gilat Satellite Networks
NGSO constellations were initially designed to serve the specific needs of the mobile satellite services sector. Now that several direct-to-consumer satellite broadband providers are expanding their space systems to include spacecraft in NGSO orbits, will they start to challenge and compete with the veteran mobile maritime and aero providers? Is there enough demand coming from a sector that took one of the hardest financial hits from COVID-19? Can the new constellation systems provide an enterprise-grade service that meets mobile industry requirements?
Moderator
Caleb Henry
Senior Analyst
Quilty Analytics
Bruno Fromont
CTO
Intelsat US LLC
Mike Mancini
CFO
Astranis
Adrian Morris
Executive Vice President
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Vagan Shakhgildian
President Comtech Satellite Network Technologies, Commercial Group
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Hadi Alhassani
VP & Chief Strategy Officer
Arabsat
There's a lot going on in geostationary orbit (GEO) these days. In addition to the recent increases in orders for large GEO satellite, many small satellite companies are also designing and launching systems for this orbit. The in-orbit servicing market is also opening up lots of new possibilities for operators by extending the life of existing GEO satellites. GEO will also play a crucial role in the development of multi-orbit connectivity systems. Learn how during this informative session focusing on the future of GEO orbit.
Moderator
Brad Grady
President & COO
NSR
Mike Gold
Executive Vice President of Space
Redwire
J. Armand Musey
President and Founder
Summit Ridge Group LLC
David Myers
President and CEO
UltiSat
Dr. Frank Turner
Technical Director
Space Development Agency
Michelle Miller
Senior Loan Officer
Export-Import Bank of the United States
NASA's Commercial Crew and Cargo program is frequently cited as 'the model' for humanities commercialization of Low Earth Orbit and beyond - but, how does the government finance community view their role in funding the markets of tomorrow? Are they a customer amongst many buying a product or service, investing in an early-stage capability which 'could fail', or enabling some economic benefit to the country in which they represent? This session will ask key contracting officials, program managers, and other key players in the government financial sector as we dive into their risk profiles, funding objectives, where they are placing bets, and how industry can engage more effectively with government organizations.
Lon Levin
VP, New Ventures
GEOShare / Lockheed Martin
Lindsay Papsidero
Program Manager
Lockheed Martin Parsec TM
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
11:15 am - 11:30 am
Room: 140
Dr. Tanya Harrison
Director of Strategic Science Initiatives
Planet
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
Erik Luther
Vice President Of Products
CesiumAstro, Inc.
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
11:45 am - 12:00 pm
Room: 140
Moderator
Diana Jack
Strategy Senior Manager
Blue Origin
Lon Levin
VP, New Ventures
GEOShare / Lockheed Martin
Erik Luther
Vice President Of Products
CesiumAstro, Inc.
Dr. Tanya Harrison
Director of Strategic Science Initiatives
Planet
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Chair
SATELLITE 2022
Chad Anderson
Founder & Managing Partner
Space Capital
Ann Kim
Managing Director and Head of Frontier Technology
SVB Financial Group
Dennis Stone
Project Executive
NASA
Open to all conference-level attendees. Come enjoy lunch and networking with your fellow attendees. Following lunch, we'll welcome Dennis Stone, NASA's commercial LEO project executive to talk about the opportunities NASA is creating for commercial partners in Low-Earth Orbit. Following his presentation, we'll welcome Ann Kim, Managing Director of the Frontier Technology Group at Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), and Chad Anderson, Founder and Managing Partner of Space Capital, for a fireside chat interview focusing on the space industry's incredible opportunities that can be created through broader investment in space-based climate monitoring technologies.
B. Alvin Drew
Current NASA Dept. of Defense Liaison Manager, Former NASA Astronaut
NASA
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
1:15 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: 140
Chris Boshuizen
Partner, DCVC and Blue Origin New Shepard NS-18 Commercial Astronaut
Blue Origin New Shepard NS-18 Commercial Astronaut
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
Room: 140
Dan Tani
Chief of NASA INSPIRE Office, Former NASA Astronaut
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: 140
Chris Boshuizen
Partner, DCVC and Blue Origin New Shepard NS-18 Commercial Astronaut
Blue Origin New Shepard NS-18 Commercial Astronaut
B. Alvin Drew
Current NASA Dept. of Defense Liaison Manager, Former NASA Astronaut
NASA
Dan Tani
Chief of NASA INSPIRE Office, Former NASA Astronaut
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Moderator
Kate Manning
Communications Specialist
NASA
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
Moderator
Jo-Anne Sears
Partner
Velocity Government Relations
Tony Frazier
EVP, Global Field Operations
Maxar Technologies
James Platt
Chief, Strategic Defense Initiatives
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
J.R. Riordan
Chief Revenue Officer
BlackSky
John Serafini
Chief Executive Officer
HawkEye 360
Sponsored by:
   
The commercial satellite data industry's roots are established in the global intelligence and national security sector. This discussion will explain what's driving the insatiable demand for space data that protects national security interests and supports public safety efforts. Speakers will also outline what national security agencies around the world have labeled as the greatest threat to future global stability, and how data-capturing satellites will be employed to protect against these threats.
Moderator
Whitney Lohmeyer
Faculty
Olin College Of Engineering
Brad Bode
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
Ethan Lin
Co-Founder, Vice President
TMY Technology Inc
Bill Milroy
Chairman and CTO
ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
Tom Pirrone
CEO
Infostellar U.S.
Jai Dialani
U.S. Managing Director
Leaf Space, IT
To realize all of their ambitious plans, the new entrants in the small satellite market need viable ground systems. Being viable means much more than cheaper and smaller - they also have to outperform the existing options and fit more seamlessly into networks. This session will focus on those who have taken up the extraordinary challenge of designing cutting-edge ground systems, antennas, and terminals for today's powerful small satellite networks.
Moderator
Karen Jones
Center for Space Policy and Analysis
Aerospace
Daniel Faber
CEO
Orbit Fab
Robert Hauge
President, SpaceLogistics LLC, A Northrop Grumman Company
Northrop Grumman
Al Tadros
Chief Growth Officer and EVP Space Infrastructure
Redwire
Ron Lopez
President & Managing Director, Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the latest satellite rendezvous, capture, and release demonstrations and learn about the future of in-space servicing technology. This discussion will cover robotics, debris removal, identification and capture techniques, and in-space refueling and manufacturing.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Kristen Kloster-Grady
VP, Marketing
NSR
Carolyn Belle
Director of Advanced Systems
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Mark Boggett
CEO
Seraphim Capital
Jason Kim
CEO
Millennium Space Systems
Amber Ledgerwood
Senior Manager, Social and Environmental Impact
SES
Jason Rainbow
Senior Staff Writer
SpaceNews
Randy Segal
Partner
Hogan Lovells
ESGs - The Environmental Social and Governance Factors - have become one of the new "disrupting forces" of traditional financial "bottom line" metrics. Many investors also look at ESG factors as a way of weeding out bad investments, considering companies who embrace ESGs as a more reliable indicator of a success in the long run. Space Companies play a big role in not only helping companies track and meet climate change targets, but implementing their own ESGs focusing on reusing materials, managing orbital debris, adding diverse voices to their teams and leadership, and changing company cultures to promote DEI. As we continue down a more responsible ethical path Space Companies are finding environmental, social, and governance factors also have practical & financial purposes beyond just ethical concerns. Our panel of industry experts will dive into the real and diverse impacts of ESG's and the new "bottom line" metrics.
2:30 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: 140
William Pomerantz
Vice President, Special Projects
Virgin Orbit
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
Mac Malkawi
President
Borderless Labs Inc
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Room: 140
Mx. Luc Riesbeck
Space Policy Research Analyst
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Room: Room 146 Foyer
Moderator
Rachel Jewett
Via Satellite Managing Editor
Via Satellite
Miguel A. Garcia Primo
CEO
HISDESAT
Dan Getman
Vice President Of Product
Capella Space
Mike Moran
Senior Vice President, Defense & Intelligence Systems
Terran Orbital Corporation
Andrew Parlock
Senior Director of Sales
ICEYE US
Sponsored by:
   
Synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) is one of the most rapidly developing technologies in the space data world. Creating two- and three-dimensional reconstructions of objects from space, during any time of day, allows data providers to open up a whole new world of insights for end-users. This session will explore the potential of SAR services both for the global economy on Earth, the future space economy, and the future of space research and exploration.
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
Room: 147
Moderator
Karina Perez Molina
Co-Founder, Zed Factor Fellowship & Manager, Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies
Aerospace Industries Association
James Antifaev
Director, New and Emerging Markets
Spaceflight
Josh Brost
Vice President of Business Development
Relativity Space
Jason Mello
President
Firefly Space Transport Services (STS)
Jim Simpson
Chief Strategy Officer
Virgin Orbit
Martin Attiq
Chief Business Officer
Astra
The world's leading global launch services can't send the tens of thousands of small satellites waiting for rides into space on their own. That's why dozens of small satellite launch specialists and startups have entered the market. This session gives leaders from small satellite launchers a chance to showcase their unique benefits to the customer - affordability, reliability, and availability.
Moderator
Susan Hastings
Associate Principal Director
Aerospace
Gurvinder Chohan
CEO
QSTC Inc
Bulent Altan
CEO
Mynaric
Derek Tournear
Director
Space Development Agency
Michael Abad-Santos
CEO
BridgeComm
Hirokazu Mori
Chief Strategy Officer
Warpspace Inc.
Learn about both the latest in RF inter-satellite links and how new laser communications can enable satellites to create ultra-secure communications networks and send greater amounts of data faster to and from space. Attendees will learn how lasers compliment RF and can carry and transport an incredible amount of data for both government and commercial applications.
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: 140
Moderator
Sapna Rao
Systems Engineer
Lockheed Martin Space
Mac Malkawi
President
Borderless Labs Inc
William Pomerantz
Vice President, Special Projects
Virgin Orbit
Mx. Luc Riesbeck
Space Policy Research Analyst
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Built with young professionals in mind, SGx is a full day of open discussion forums that connect the ideas of students and young professionals with the experience and insight of aerospace industry leaders. SGx was developed in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF). If you are a student or just entering the field, this is a great opportunity to ask questions and learn from aerospace industry experts and government leaders. Speaker information coming soon. *Separate ticket purchase required for access
Moderator
Claude Rousseau
Consultant
NSR
Sirisha Bandla
Vice President of Government Affairs
Virgin Galactic
Ariane Cornell
Head of Commercial & International Sales
Blue Origin
Rob Meyerson
Founder and CEO
Delalune Space
Clay Mowry
Chief Revenue Officer
Voyager Space Holdings Inc
John Roth
Vice President of Strategy and Business Development
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Billions of dollars have been spent over the past 50 years through large government-backed programs to take humans and cargo to space. More recently, an influx of private investments targeted to space tourism and space stations aim to expand the near-space market and enable a true economy in near-Earth orbit. This is opening the prospects for a faster expansion of what many see as the 'space economy' where enterprise can profit from in-orbit activities. Will this funding lead to greater benefits and profits so as to foster a 'real' and sustainable marketplace in orbit? This expert panel session will seek to uncover how returns will be generated in near-Earth orbit for both space tourism and space stations so as to meet investors' expectations.
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Tuesday, March 22

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Room: Ballroom AB Foyer
Jim Bridenstine
Senior Advisor, Acorn Growth Companies & Former Administrator
NASA
SATELLITE 2022's Tuesday Opening General Session begins with a welcome address by former Congressman and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, which will focus on future growth opportunities for the commercial space sector and reflect on NASA's rapid evolution throughout the past decade. Open to all attendees.
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Editorial Director, Aerospace
Via Satellite
Mark Dankberg
Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman and Co-founder
Viasat
John Finney
Founder & CEO
Isotropic Systems
Tina Ghataore
Chief Commercial Officer
Mynaric
Mr. Daniel S. Goldberg
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telesat
Neil Masterson
CEO
OneWeb
Sarah Schellpfeffer
Space Sector Vice President and Chief Technology Officer
Northrop Grumman
Sponsored by:
   
We are entering a defining period for the satellite industry, which has been at the margins of the connectivity ecosystem. The 2020s will see thousands to tens of thousands of satellites launched, altering the definition of commercial satellite services. In this session, we will explore how technology advances in orbit and on the ground are expanding the capability and reach of satellite communications and shaping the future of the industry as a whole. Open to all SATELLITE 2022 attendees, the Tuesday Opening General Session the headline session of the conference, featuring the CEOs of our community's largest companies in a discussion that sets the tone for the event and the entire year!
10:00 am - 5:45 pm
Dylan Browne
President Government
OneWeb
Jay Chapman
Director of Government Solutions
Iridium Communications
Mike Dean
DoD SATCOM Chief
U.S. Department of Defense
Brig. Gen. Steven Gorski
Director of Intelligence, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustice
U.S. Air Force
Moderator
Kari Bingen
Chief Strategy Officer
HawkEye 360
Sponsored by:
   
This panel will discuss the role, benefits, and limitations that the commercial space sector brings to JADC2 initiatives (Project Convergence (Army), Project Overmatch (Navy), and ABMS (Air Force)). It will also explore what the government needs from industry, and what the government can learn from commercial industry. Produced in Partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
Sulaiman Al Ali
CEO
Thuraya Telecommunications Company
David Kagan
CEO
Globalstar
Neil J. McRae
Chief Architect
BT Group (British Telecom)
Ignacio Sanchís
CCO
Hispasat
Dr. Sara Spangelo
CEO
Swarm Technologies, Inc.
Moderator
Lisa Dreher
President
Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)
Jay Yass
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Omnispace, LLC
Satellites can take all of those futuristic IoT-rich 5G networks you see in cities on the road, without requiring trillions of dollars in infrastructure investment. Can new LEO satellite systems overcome the long list of technical and standards-based challenges standing in the way of growth opportunities presented by the broad and expansive range of still largely unconnected mobile land vehicles and industries?
Moderator
David Meltzer
Secretary General
GVF
Joakim Espeland
CEO
QuadSAT
Paul Isaac
Director, RF Products
Kratos
Alvaro Sanchez
CEO
INTEGRASYS SA
Ralph Brooker
President
SatProf Inc.
About 98% of radio frequency interference is unintentional, caused by human error, cross polarisation, faulty equipment, or adjacent satellite interference. Unintentional RFI can also be the result of overlap between signals used to communicate with satellites and those used for terrestrial networks. LEO and MEO constellations bring new challenges to the industry as it seeks to prevent interference. The satellite industry has developed RFI mitigation techniques, including Carrier Identification (CID), and advanced monitoring and geolocation technologies. Other technologies to mitigate interference are under development such as an ESA-funded novel approach to conducting on-site antenna verification using Unmanned Aerial Systems, or drones, avoiding the need to transport antennas under test to an outdoor far-field antenna range, the traditional method which is expensive and logistically difficult. This panel, produced in partnership with GVF, will examine various new and existing technologies supporting interference prevention.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Presenter: Eric Ingram
CEO
SCOUT Inc.
Judge: Terence Craig
Chief Investment Office, The Impact Seat & Advisor
Toyota Ventures
Judge: Meagan Crawford
Managing Partner
SpaceFund
Judge: Matt O'Connell
Former CEO of OneWeb & Operating Partner
Data Collective Venture Capital
Judge: Michael Palank
General Partner
MaC Venture Capital
Presenter: Thomas Yen
CEO & Co-Founder
Tensor Tech
Presenter: Rick Ward
Founder and CTO
OrbitsEdge
Presenter: Isa Fritz
CTO
GeoJump
The SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition is proud to bring startup companies and investors together for the 5th Annual Startup Space. This entrepreneur pitch competition is designed to stimulate investment and growth in the industry by giving early stage startups a platform for pitching to the industry's most active private investors. Event details coming soon! Produced in partnership with Jack Industries.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Nathan de Ruiter
Managing Director, Canada
Euroconsult
Lisa Callahan
VP & GM Commercial Civil Space
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Hervé Derrey
CEO
Thales Alenia Space
Mike Greenley
CEO
MDA, Inc
Chris Johnson
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Space
Maxar Technologies
Jean Marc Nasr
Executive Vice President & Head of Space Systems
Airbus
Ryan Reid
President of Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems International
Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
Dirk Wallinger
CEO
York Space Systems
Sponsored by:
   
Projected satellite demand in the coming years envisions no less than 1,700 satellites being launched every year. Satellite manufacturers see new opportunities with increasing demand driven by small satellites and constellations for both commercial and government users. On the other side, legacy business like GEO comsats has slowed down due to change in the end-users habit towards more data-centric use cases. In this context, satellite manufacturers are adapting their plants to both flexibility and scalability to cope with market changes and seize tomorrow's opportunities. Produced in Partnership with Euroconsult. All-Access pass required.
Roger Lanctot
Associate Director, Global Automotive Practice
Strategy Analytics Ltd.
Join the industry's satellite mobility leaders as MSUA celebrates cutting-edge mobility innovations and market achievements. Visit https://www.msua.org/awards for award categories, to submit a nomination, or sponsor the event.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: Independence Ballroom

Since 1995, WTA has presented annual awards to companies and individuals who have dramatically demonstrated excellence in the field of teleport operations, development, and technology. Celebrate the winners and network with colleagues during the Awards Luncheon.

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Judge: Troy McCann
Founder and CEO
Moonshot
Judge: Josephine Millward
Head of Research
Seraphim Capital
Presenter: Sethu Saveda Suvanam
Founder and CEO
ReOrbit
Presenter: Adisesh Yeragudi
CEO
AV SpaceTech
Presenter: Luisa Buinhas
Space Systems Engineer
Vyoma
Presenter: Kelly Larson
Chief Executive Officer
Aquarian Space
Presenter: Jeromy Grimmett
CEO & Founder
Rogue Space Systems Corporation
William A. Jeffrey
General Partner & Founder, Airstream Ventures
SRI International
Judge: Michael Mealling
General Partner
Starbridge Venture Capital
The SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition is proud to bring startup companies and investors together for the 65th Annual Startup Space. This entrepreneur pitch competition is designed to stimulate investment and growth in the industry by giving early stage startups a platform for pitching to the industry's most active private investors. Event details coming soon! Produced in partnership with Jack Industries.
Moderator
Frank Backes
Sr VP SATCOM Products & Fed Sat Solutions
Kratos
Eric Brown
Senior Director of Mission Strategy, Military Space
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Richard Buenneke
Senior Advisor, Office of Emerging Security Challenges, Bureau of Arms Control Verification and Compliance
US Department of State
Ram Rao
Director, Advanced Engineering Technologies
Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions
Jaisha Wray
Associate Administrator, Office of International Affairs
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
Increased international collaboration is needed to promote resilient networks as a part of the future of strategic defense. This panel will discuss opportunities for technology and policy collaboration with allied partners in order to develop shared missions. Produced in Partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
Moderator
Dr. Brian Weeden
Director of Program Planning for Secure World Foundation and Executive Director of CONFERS
Secure World Foundation
Tobias Nassif
Director
Space Data Association
Jessica Noble
General Counsel
NanoRacks LLC
Samuel Peterson
Director Of Strategy and Innovation
Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
Darren McKnight
Senior Technical Fellow
LeoLabs Inc
Is Low-Earth Orbit (LEO) really "crowded"? How does the industry define "crowded"? How big is the LEO parking lot and how do we manage traffic in a crowded environment? This panel brings thought leaders from both sides of this issue to engage in a healthy debate about whether the industry can police itself responsibly on congestion issues, or whether strict regulation and oversight is needed.
Girish Chandran
CTO
Viasat
Glenn Katz
Chief Commercial Officer
Telesat
Brian Pemberton
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Omnispace, LLC
Dr. Teresa Segura
Sr Manager, Emerging Capabilities Investments, Boeing Applied Innovation
Boeing
Dr. Vagan Shakhgildian
President Comtech Satellite Network Technologies, Commercial Group
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Moderator
Hussain Bokhari
Consultant
NSR
Much of the increased flow of new investment into the space industry is due to investor confidence in new technologies. What is the origin of this investor faith in the ability of the new technological complexity to generate returns? It is largely based in the efficacy of the automation of functions and processes now enabled by Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning which accelerate innovations for space operations whether in satellite manufacturing, LEO constellation autonomous control, operating system maintenance, in-orbit refuelling/servicing, data gathering and analytics and - one aspect of the whole subject of sustainability - on-board, independent, and autonomous decommissioning systems to be used for de-orbiting clearance at satellite end-of-life. This session, produced in partnership with GVF, will consider these and other applications of Artifical Intelligence and Machine Learning which are transforming the industry and helping inspire investor confidence.
1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Natalia Larrea Brito
Principal Advisor
Euroconsult
Tory Bruno
CEO
United Launch Alliance
Mr. Lars Hoffman
SVP Global Launch Services
Rocket Lab
Stéphane Israël
CEO
Arianespace
Jarrett Jones
Senior Vice President of New Glenn
Blue Origin
Tom Ochinero
Vice President of Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Sponsored by:
   
A new generation of launch vehicles are getting closer to their launch pads, poised to perform maiden flights within the next 18 months. At the same time, a sustained interest in satellite demand in both number and diversity will also contribute to redefining the access to space market as we know it. This panel will discuss how vendors are rolling out innovation into new offers to answer satellite operators' needs. The panel also aims to discuss how launch companies see the market evolving and how they are adapting. Produced in Partnership with Euroconsult. All-Access pass required.
2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Mega-constellations, software-defined satellites and 5G capabilities are transforming the satellite industry. These technology advancements bring new business opportunities with the capability to deliver exponentially more services, faster, with more flexibility and increased quality of service. To unlock the full potential of this new space revolution, the ground segment which sits in between the terrestrial and space segment is being driven to digitally transform. This transformation will enable greater agility and faster innovation cycles to support these new satellite architectures and the tighter integration with terrestrial networks. In this presentation we will discuss how ground systems can digitally transform their operations by taking advantage of digitization, Software-Defined Networking (SDN), virtualization and the cloud to dynamically support more capacity, more customers and more services.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Telesat Connectivity Lounge, Booth 811
Clint Crosier
Director, Aerospace and Satellite Solutions
Amazon Web Services
The space industry is in the midst of a renaissance powered by data. Whether it's information coming from a satellite, or the data used to manage them, the amount of data we gather is growing exponentially. Companies and governments are looking to the cloud to not only store and process this data, but unlock powerful insights that are hidden within. In this session you'll join Clint Crosier, Director of Aerospace & Satellite at AWS to learn how the entire space ecosystem is using the cloud to revolutionize launch, constellation management, and more for today and tomorrow.
Moderator
Pacôme Révillon
CEO
Euroconsult
Eva Berneke
CEO
Eutelsat
Steve Collar
CEO
SES
Mark Dankberg
Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman and Co-founder
Viasat
Pradman Kaul
President
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Gwynne Shotwell
President & COO
SpaceX
Sponsored by:
   
This satellite operators executive panel will feature speakers from the world's largest satellite connectivity systems. Their discussion will focus on how to make satellite broadband services affordable and accessible to the wide range of businesses and consumers that live and work in the world's vast remote and rural regions. The operators will also address how new developments in ground-based technologies create new opportunities for multi-orbit systems, and how they are simplifying their business relationships with telcos and enterprise end-users. Produced in Partnership with Euroconsult. All-Access pass required.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: 147
Megan Bennett
Board Member
Space Frontier Foundation
Kenneth Harris II
Senior Project Engineer
Aerospace
Erin Weber
General Counsel
ABL Space Systems
Renee Frohnert
Business Development
L3Harris Technologies
This panel will bring together leaders from various space companies who have been growing their organizations through recruitment and retention programs focused on diversity. The speakers will educate attendees on how attract diverse job candidates and how to get started with long-term team building campaigns. This panel will also emphasize outreach programs such as fellowships and networking. Open to all conference-level pass holders, Inclusive Innovation is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program designed to bring space professionals of all ages, backgrounds, and culture together to share ideas on how to create more positive, inclusive work environments and more diversity among entrepreneurs. Attendees will walk away with actionable steps on how to make our industry more welcoming and inclusive so that they can go back to their workplace and begin to create the world we want to see. Produced in Partnership with Space Frontier Foundation (SFF).
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Moderated by Will Francis, Vice President, Advanced Programs, Redwire · Aaron Mitchell, Chief of Product, Momentus · Aaron Rogers, Sr. Director of Advanced Programs, Maxar
Sponsored by:
   
Presentation Details Coming Soon!

Wednesday, March 23

9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Kamal Ballout
Head of Nokia Enterprise, MEA
Nokia
Charles Ferland
Vice President & General Manager, Edge computing & Telecom
Lenovo
Jean-Philippe Gillet
Vice President & General Manager, Networks
Intelsat US LLC
Darren Pralle
Senior Director, Product Management
ST Engineering iDirect
Sankar Venkatraman
SVP Digital Business
DETASAD
Felix Thomas Wass
President and CEO
DETASAD
Samir Tafech
Senior Director Innovation & Disruption
DETASAD
Sponsored by:
   
Saudi Arabia's leading infrastructure and digital services provider DETASAD is about to secure a patent for a breakthrough IoT technology that could change the way satellite companies serve their end-users. This disruptive bandwidth-as-a-service evolution involves a never-seen-before combination of AI / machine learning, cloud networking, ground systems, and satellite bandwidth. DETASAD will reveal this new technology during SATELLITE 2022's Wednesday opening session. Join us to learn more about this solution and hear case studies directly from leading satellite operators, tech companies, and DETASAD's enterprise sector customers. Presentations and panel will be followed by an audience Q&A. Open to all attendees
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Room: Telesat Engagement Station, Booth 811
9:30 am - 10:00 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Historically satellite systems have been proprietary systems and for the few. In the future, satellite systems will be made broadly available to the regular end-user, and this is made possible through standardization as the terrestrial networks will merge with space. This presentation will discuss how this will affect NB-IoT and how it will be implemented.
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Join the Constellations Podcast as we record a new episode during SATELLITE 2022. Hear the voices of space's next innovators, thinkers and business leaders as we discuss the industry's latest trends and issues: software-defined satellites, space domain awareness, new space economy and much more!
Moderator
Campbell Marshall
Vice President, Government & International Markets
Omnispace, LLC
Don Claussen
Vice President, Business Development
Intelsat General
Rajeev Gopal
Vice President Advanced Programs
Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems
Dr. Daniel Massey
Program Lead, Operate Through, U.S. DoD 5G to NextG Initiative
U.S. Department of Defense
Brig. Gen. Jeth Rey
Director, Army Futures Command Network Cross-Functional Team
United States Army Futures Command
As the evolution of 5G technologies for the aerospace and defense industry evolve, 5G will become critical in ensuring strategic dominance for the warfighter. This panel will discuss steps needed to ensure resilient, efficient, and interoperable 5G capabilities. Produced in Partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
Moderator
Carissa Christensen
Founder and CEO
BryceTech
Marc Bell
Founder & CEO
Terran Orbital Corporation
Luis Gomes
CEO
AAC Clyde Space
Jason Kim
CEO
Millennium Space Systems
Mina Mitry
CEO
Kepler Communications
Vytenis Buzas
CEO
NanoAvionics
A smallsat-focused version of our annual satellite manufacturers panel, this session features leaders from some of the most innovative small, cube, and nanosatellite designers and builders in a discussion about re-inventing the spacecraft building process. Topics addressed include: off-the-shelf and modular concepts, the pros and cons of vertical integration, streamlining for agility, security, and standards.
Robert Bell
Executive Director
WTA
Valvanera Moreno
Director, Program Integration Lead
SES
Will Mudge
Vice President, Engineering Operations
Speedcast
Darren Pralle
Senior Director, Product Management
ST Engineering iDirect
Kartik Seshadri
VP International Products and Operations
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Flexera reported in 2020 that 91% of businesses were using public cloud services and 72% were using private cloud services, with most firms using both. According to an ESG survey, 41% out of 500 companies already had a cloud-first policy for deploying applications. While the satellite and teleport sectors have been slower adopters due to sunk-cost technologies and a legacy of "go it alone" culture, integrating the cloud into satellite services is critical to continued growth. This session explores the technology, service and skills requirements that ground segment operators need to compete, the markets where adoption is strongest and how cloud services can transform their own operations.
Moderator
Ms Aarti Holla-Maini
Secretary General
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
Dr. Agostinho Linhares
Manager of Spectrum, Orbit and Broadcasting
Anatel
Nelson Malaguti
Counsellor for ITU-R Study Group 4 (SGD/SG4)
ITU
Hazem Moakkit
Vice President, Spectrum Strategy
Intelsat US LLC
Mario Neri
Director, International Coordination
Telesat
Tony DeTora
VP of Space Safety and Sustainability
Lynk Global
The space industry is going through transformative times with many cutting-edge innovations that promise to change our lives. And WRC-23 is at the center of it - it is filled with many critical agenda items that are needed to enable these innovation. WRC-23 will play a key role in enabling these space innovations and this session will explore how and why. Produced in Partnership with the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA). All-Access pass required.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Many war fighters are isolated and disconnected when away from bases and platforms on foot or on ATVs. They may have traditional satcom solutions to occasionally check in to co-ordinate plans and learn of any incoming threat, but they miss out on the full situational awareness picture and are vulnerable to the unexpected. What if you could have IP connectivity everywhere, every time, making communications certain via the most reliable satcom service on the planet? Inmarsat's BGAN Patrol can connect every soldier to your Battle Management System, keeping them safe and effective at all times
Umair Javed
Chief Counsel for FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Open to all conference-level attendees. Come enjoy lunch, network with fellow attendees, and find out the winners of Via Satellite magazine's annual Executive of the Year and Technology of the Year awards! Our luncheon keynote speaker will be Umair Javed, Chief Counsel to FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel. This keynote, along with our Government & Military Forum, is produced in partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA).
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Moderated by Steven Arnold, Deputy Executive, Space Sector, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory · Ariane Cornell, Vice President, Commercial, Astronaut, & International Sales, Blue Origin · Tom Campbell, Executive Vice President, Deployable Solutions, Redwire · Jason Mello, President, Firefly Space Transport Services · Dr. Robert Walters, Principal Physicist, Air Force Research Laboratory
Moderator
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy
Inmarsat Government
Serge Cholley
Director Defense Security & CSO
Eutelsat
Major General Robert Collins
Program Executive Office Command Control Communications - Tactical (PEO C3T)
U.S. Army
Sam Costa
National CI Officer for Space
Office of the Director for National Intelligence/Acquisition, Technology & Facilities
Pete Hoene
President & CEO, USAF (Ret.)
SES Government Solutions
A key factor that will determine whether government relies more on commercial space will be security - especially secure networks, supply chain, and mitigating risk of foreign access. This panel will explore how trust can be built in commercial space capabilities without levying such demands on them as to make them less viable and competitive. Produced in Partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
Moderator
Mike Antonovich
VP, International Sales and Business Development
DataPath, Inc.
Louis Dubin
SVP Product Management, Marketing
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
Tom Kirkland
VP & GM, Army/SOCOM
L3Harris Technologies
Lilac Muller PhD
Vice President of Product Management
KYMETA CORPORATION
Scott Mumford
CEO
Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Steve Richeson
VP Sales & Marketing
Mission Microwave
Sponsored by:
   
The commercialization of MEO and LEO has created demand for agile gateways and terminals capable of accessing multiple satellites moving across the sky. Demand for cost-effective internet access on aircraft, ships and vehicles in motion is pushing design toward flatter, thinner, cheaper and less power-hungry antennas without moving parts. Manufacturers are releasing new technologies and working to reduce costs, while makers of parabolics focus on niches where their performance excels. This session explores the growing range of technology options for multi-orbit transmission services, the latest advances in reliability, power consumption and performance, and how new and existing technology should be integrated into a customer solution.
Moderator
Natalia Vicente
Director of Public Affairs & Communications
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
Patrick Chatard Moulin
Deputy Head of Space Task Force
European External Action Service (EEAS)
Richard Green
Assistant Director for Government Relations
University of Arizona
Kalpak Gude
Head of Domestic Regulatory Affairs, Project Kuiper
Amazon
John Janka
Chief Officer, Global Government Affairs & Regulatory
Viasat
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly
Senior Advisor, Regulatory & Space Policy
OneWeb
Space Sustainability has become a topic of prime concern, driven by increased interest in space and the lowering of barriers to access space. Additionally, ASAT tests have substantially increased the number of debris objects in low earth orbit. While the industry has called for action on space debris mitigation, space situational awareness, and remediation and disposal, governments appear hesitant to take concrete action, and discussions in international fora take time. This session will explore what can be done to move the needle on this vital issue. Produced in Partnership with the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA). All-Access pass required.
Moderator
Kim Macharia
Chair Of The Board Of Directors
Space Frontier Foundation
Meagan Crawford
Managing Partner
SpaceFund
Kelly Larson
Chief Executive Officer
Aquarian Space
Clay Mowry
Chief Revenue Officer
Voyager Space Holdings Inc
Christina Korp
Co-Founder
SPACE for a Better World
During this session, executive leaders, young professionals, and recruitment experts discuss DEI-related work culture challenges that are specific to the commercial space industry and how companies are working to overcome them. This session is designed as an open conversation, and to be educational for both speakers and attendees. Open to all conference-level pass holders, Inclusive Innovation is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program designed to bring space professionals of all ages, backgrounds, and culture together to share ideas on how to create more positive, inclusive work environments and more diversity among entrepreneurs. Attendees will walk away with actionable steps on how to make our industry more welcoming and inclusive so that they can go back to their workplace and begin to create the world we want to see. Produced in Partnership with Space Frontier Foundation (SFF).
2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Join the Constellations Podcast as we record a new episode during SATELLITE 2022. Hear the voices of space's next innovators, thinkers and business leaders as we discuss the industry's latest trends and issues: software-defined satellites, space domain awareness, new space economy and much more!
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Telesat Connectivity Lounge, Booth 811
Moderator
Josef Koller
Systems Director
Aerospace
Tory Bruno
CEO
United Launch Alliance
Kelvin Coleman
Deputy Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Douglas Hendrix
CEO
ExoAnalytic Solutions
John Hill
Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy
Office of the Under Secretary of Defense
Guennadi Kroupnik
Executive Director, Space Exploitation
Canadian Space Agency
With a rapid growth in launch cadence and the number of satellites on orbit, launch and satellite operations have evolved to meet the challenges of today's orbital environment. At the same time, the U.S. Government is posed to leverage commercial capabilities to a much larger extent. This panel will answer the following questions: How are operators responding to and coordinating on increased commercial traffic and launch cadence? Is there warning fatigue? Where are the opportunities and risks for increased leverage of commercial capabilities? From launch to operations, this panel will explore and discuss the value chain and considerations in an operational domain with a multitude of participants. Produced in Partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: 146 C
Moderator
Susan Saadat
Sr. VP Americas
ETL Systems
Ron Busch
Executive Vice President, Engineering and Operations
ABS Global Limited
Michel Dothey
co-Founder & CCO
SatADSL
Steven Soenens
VP Product Marketing
Skyline Communications
Mr. David Hershberg
CEO
STS Global
The network operations center or NOC is the beating heart of the networks that deliver value to customers. As satellite and teleport services continue to evolve toward greater complexity and higher levels of automation, that "heart" needs to be kept fighting-fit to maintain the quality of operations. Engineering and operations staff face the natural limitations of their organizations. Budgets have their limits and human beings can only manage so much change successfully. Building a better NOC is seldom a greenfield project but is instead a continuing evolution involving new technologies, new workflows and updated procedures for handling them. In this session, network experts describe how they are rethinking the architecture, technology and processes needed to future-proof operations for multiple orbits, more frequencies and increasingly sophisticated applications.
Moderator
Ms Aarti Holla-Maini
Secretary General
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
Andrew Faiola
VP EMEA Commercial Sales
Isotropic Systems
Semir Hassanaly
Head of Cellular Backhaul and Trunking
ST Engineering iDirect
Ruy Pinto
CTO
SES
Dave Rehbehn
Vice President, International Division
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Salim Yaghmour
Director of Innovation
Intelsat
After embracing the GSM standard so many years ago and with it unlocking a global mass market, terrestrial vendors are now embracing Open RAN to scale production and drive down costs of 5G equipment. While the satellite industry continues to talk about seamless connectivity in an integrated telecoms world, innovation continues to drive competition between players in an industry that is still essentially proprietary despite the emergence of NTN standards for 5G. This session will explore if the satellite industry is serious about standardization for our sector - if so, where's the evidence? Produced in partnership with the Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA). All-Access pass required.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: 147
Moderator
Camille Calibeo
Science Communicator / Business Development
Orbit Fab
Negar Feher
VP of Business Development
Momentus
James Hatt
Manager, Policy and Innovation Division, Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
Kylie Lucas
Corporate Strategy Lead
Blue Origin
Mr. Darius Johnson
Managing Director, People & Transformation
FTI Consulting, Inc.
During this session, our panel of experts will share ideas on how managers can get the most out of the people on their teams by creating more visibility, support, and recognition for employees. Learn how creating a positive workplace environment leads to better resource optimization and a happier workforce. Open to all conference-level pass holders, Inclusive Innovation is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) program designed to bring space professionals of all ages, backgrounds, and culture together to share ideas on how to create more positive, inclusive work environments and more diversity among entrepreneurs. Attendees will walk away with actionable steps on how to make our industry more welcoming and inclusive so that they can go back to their workplace and begin to create the world we want to see. Produced in Partnership with Space Frontier Foundation (SFF).
3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
Join the Constellations Podcast as we record a new episode during SATELLITE 2022. Hear the voices of space's next innovators, thinkers and business leaders as we discuss the industry's latest trends and issues: software-defined satellites, space domain awareness, new space economy and much more!
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Room: SATELLITE Unveiled Theater
Sponsored by:
   
A physics-based simulation of a satellite constellation, or a constellation digital twin, can provide great insight on how the modulated waveform of a datalink will be impacted by satellite kinematics. Capturing the effects of signal fading and large doppler shifts due to the speed of travel of a Satellite in LEO can be a challenge for any analysis or simulation. The limited period that any one satellite is in line of sight for communication adds need to provide handoffs, switching from one satellite to the next, to provide uninterrupted communication. These handoffs present added design challenges that include not just the management of the doppler predistortion, but also the use of beamforming antenna. What if you had access to a simulation platform that captured all the kinematic effects, your true RF hardware, including phased array beamforming limitations and that allowed you to focus on what happens during those satellite handoffs? Keysight Pathwave System Design integrates with commercially available physics-based modeling environments to provide you with the needed platform tools to analyze a range of challenging scenarios, test the resiliency and effectiveness of your SatCom system under a host of conditions.

Thursday, March 24

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room: 145 A/B
Moderator
Rafferty Jackson
Investor, Advisor, Director
Jack Industries
Meagan Crawford
Managing Partner
SpaceFund
Rob Meyerson
Founder and CEO
Delalune Space
Andrew Rush
President & COO
Redwire
Shagun Sachdeva
Founder
Kosmic Apple
Nuno Sebastião
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Feedzai & Investor
Neuraspace
Dr. Sara Spangelo
CEO
Swarm Technologies, Inc.
The first of SATELLITE 2022's closing session gathers the executive leaders of the New Space movement's largest and most influential companies to explain their visions of a "future space economy." The group will answer questions, such as: How will this future space economy change the way ordinary people work, live, and play? How do we define "space infrastructure" and how do we get society invested in its construction? How we establish an economy in an environment with no borders, laws, or boundaries? Join us for this fun and enlightening conversation about what lies at the core of these entrepreneurs' visions.
Moderator
Naia Butler-Craig
Graduate Researcher
Georgia Institute of Technology
Walter Berger
President & Co-CEO
KYMETA CORPORATION
Mr. David Bettinger
CEO
SpaceLink
Tina Ghataore
Chief Commercial Officer
Mynaric
Luigi Pasquali
CEO
Telespazio S.p.A.
John Rood
Chairman and CEO
Momentus
Cara Sindir
Chief Operations Officer
Airbus U.S. Space and Defense Inc.
Sponsored by:
   
SATELLITE 2022's final closing session brings the CEOs of global and regional satellite companies on stage to discuss how they're planning to tackle what they see as the greatest challenges ahead for the industry. Each speaker will first identify what they believe are the industry's greatest challenges and then share how their organizations plan to solve those challenges, as well as their opinions on how the industry should address shared challenges. These challenges can be anything - ranging from access to space, to increased competition, to cost of innovation, and beyond. Learn more about the issues that are top-of-mind for our industry's leaders and leave SATELLITE 2022 equipped with ideas on how to thrive and succeed in the future market.