Developed in partnership with the 49th Space Congress, expect an enhanced, progressive program that provides the latest-breaking big picture perspectives and critical industry outlooks from topic experts from various agencies, progressive organizations, and beyond.
Participate in formalized sessions, high-profile keynote presentations, dynamic round-table discussions and breakout sessions.
TRACKS & SESSION OVERVIEW:
This track will cover how on-planet, end-use industries benefit from the data and technologies derived from commercial space development and how they can further capitalize on them. Topics include end-use case studies, addressing climate change, increasing sustainability, developing end-user customer bases, research needs, creating global standards and more.
- Extracting Intelligence from Space & Terrestrial Data
- Leveraging Satellite Data to Secure Our Planet's Future
- Developing Space Ecosystems to Match the Demand of Commercial Innovation
- Cutting Edge Research Results
- Training for Humans in Space Environments
- Earth-based Simulations for Future Space Systems & Exploration Missions
- Filling the Gaps in a Commercially Viable Supply Chain
Focused on optimizing off-planet commercialization, this track will focus on strategies and required technologies for in-space infrastructure, managing space debris through data-driven infrastructure, preparing for future commercial space stations, securing connectivity and beyond.
- Mission Critical Connectivity
- Space Stations of the Future
- Commercializing NASA & DoD Services & Systems
- Tracking & Managing Space Debris
- Disrupters Setting the Pace of Commercial Innovation
- The Satellite Revolution
- What's Next for Space Tourism?
Understand the complexities of cislunar, lunar colonization, deep space propulsion, reaching Mars & Venus, long-term human space flight, and more.
- Getting to the Moon: Artemis 1 Mission Panel
- Cislunar: Between the Eath and the Moon
- Long-term Human Habitation on the Moon
- Deep Space Propulsion
- The Importance of Exploration Public Outreach and Engagement
- Preparing to Live Off-Planet
- The New Space Race
- Standardizing Space Data Formats
Covering critical elements required to enable a viable commercial industry, topics include spaceport/ground infrastructure, cloud-based systems and cybersecurity, long-term space flight support, and developing the next generation of space industry professionals.
- Food and Water Infrastructure: What's for Lunch?
- Cybersecurity Infrastructure
- Common Use Commercial Infrastructure
- The Cloud Infrastructure
- Spaceports Around the World
- The Workforce We Need
- Space Traffic Management
- Integration of Frontier Technologies to Develop the Commercial Spae Medicine Infrastructure
Track & Sessions
Wednesday, February 22
10:30 - 11:30 AM
Extracting Intelligence from Space & Terrestrial DataClimate and weather profoundly impact all aspects of life on our planet, from personal safety, to transportation, communications, commerce, agriculture, and defense. To predict the impact of weather events, patterns, long term climate trends - even solar activity - requires the correlation of vast amounts of data collected in space through ongoing monitoring and measuring activity along with terrestrial data to create a complete picture.
Food & Water Infrastructure: What's for Lunch?As the length of space travel continues to expand, food production for long-haul flights and missions is becoming more complex. This panel will cover industrial food production in space including biological regenerative systems, robotic kitchens, and more.
Getting to the Moon: Artemis 1 MissionWith the Artemis I mission, the U.S. is on track to have an established presence on and around the Moon. Hear progress updates from NASA and Industry leaders and what big projects are coming next.
Mission Critical ConnectivityOn-orbit connectivity between satellite, space stations, and launch vehicles is increasingly critical to ensure crew, spacecraft and earth-based communications teams can accomplish their mission objectives. Learn about the communications infrastructures required to establish resilient connectivity in space.
1:00 - 2:00 PM
Cislunar: Between the Earth and the MoonReliable and autonomous navigation beyond GEO as missions move into lunar orbit will be critical to achieving future mission objectives. Speakers will provide updates NASA's CAPSTONE mission and new technologies designed to provide navigation solutions in cislunar space.
Cybersecurity InfrastructureCybersecurity in the highly contested space domain is paramount to maintaining superiority and protecting our assets in orbit and here on earth. This session will discuss methods to establish resiliency within our systems and how to navigate evolving regulations.
Leveraging Satellite Data to Secure Our PlanetMonitoring data from space is critical for pursuing our commercial space projects, but also for monitoring - and therefore adapting - our climate change and disaster prevention efforts. This session will cover how technologies such as AI and satellite imaging are helping us track our planet's health and inform eco-driven practices.
Space Stations of the FutureFuture commercial stations will become commercial LEO destinations for people, equipment and research to support space travel, research and commercial projects. Learn how we can prepare these stations for in-space operations, international partnership, as well as LEO and ground-infrastructure needs.
2:15 - 3:15 PM
Commercializing NASA & DoD Services & SystemsFederal agencies are seeking a more sustainable path where in-space services can be transitioned from government-owned and operated to being managed by commercial industry. Hear from NASA and industry representatives about their transition to commercialized services.
Common Use Commercial InfrastructureAs launch demand increases, the development of common use commercial infrastructure around spaceports will become a top priority. Speakers will discuss how to build the logistics and technical support required to keep up with the increasing launch cadence.
Developing Space Ecosystems to Match the Demand of Commercial InnovationSpace ecosystems are continuously expanding in many locations across the nation, which is essential as the existing government-owned infrastructure is not currently capable of meeting present day demand. This expansion drives growth across an entire ecosystem both inside and outside the spaceport gates.
Long-term Human Habitation on the MoonTopic experts will set the expectations, bring forth the challenges and needs for lunar spaceport construction, required technologies to support a lunar habitat and more.
3:30 - 4:30 PM
Cutting Edge Research ResultsIn this session, you'll hear about the latest research projects such as the findings from the ISU Project focused on space for non-space applications, learn about a student research program on the ISS and new suborbital programs, and so much more.
Deep Space PropulsionThis session will delve into the development of nuclear power systems that will act as the foundation for deep space exploration to the moon, Mars and beyond.
The Emergence Of Cloud Infrastructure In SpaceSpace will be the next domain for cloud edge computing by bringing cloud resources and capabilities as close as possible to Space-based data sources and users, with the advantages of lower latency, greater security, and lower data transfer costs. The demand for cloud-based edge computing services in Space will be driven by numerous data fusion and R&D applications for commercial, government, and military customers. This session will explore the anticipated evolution of the cloud infrastructure in Space.
Tracking & Managing Space DebrisMaking spaceflight - and our planet - safer will be heavily reliant on our ability to safely track and manage space debris. The session will cover methods and technologies for identifying and removing orbital space debris.
Thursday, February 23
10:00 - 11:00 AM
Disruptors Setting the Pace of Commercial InnovationAs start-ups and private companies continue to have more access to funding, they are driving innovation at an unprecedented pace. Disruption will soar and our space projects will move faster than ever. How will these companies work with legacy government agencies on shared goals and missions?
Spaceports Around the WorldThis international outlook of current and in-development spaceports will help optimize a well-connected global network of spaceports. From sea-based spaceports to airport-based spaceports, panelists will share their advice on building and operating an agile, connected facility.
The Importance of Exploration Public Outreach and EngagementThe Artemis mission will require decades of public support, particularly among the next generation. It will be vital to garner support in Washington and the nation as a whole. This panel will speak to how the Artemis program will generate national pride, STEM inspiration, new technologies, high quality jobs, economic development and national prosperity.
Training for Humans in Space EnvironmentsPreparing for sustained human presence in space will require extensive research, training, technological advancements. Learn more about the transfer and retention of training in analog and virtual spaceflight environments.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
Creating a Robust & Sustainable ISAM Ecosystem
Earth-Based Simulations for Future Space Systems & Exploration MissionsThis technical session will focus on the systems and technology required to create dependable on-planet simulations in preparation for future space systems and space exploration. Topics to include digital engineering, digital twinning, simulation standardization, communication system designs, and more.
Preparing to Live Off PlanetAs we begin to move towards a space faring civilization, we need to design business operations and the supporting space technologies to live off planet. Discover the practical considerations related to the design, development and operation for human occupation in space and its supportive operational infrastructure.
The Workforce We NeedThe expanding commercial space industry is creating immense demand for a highly-qualified and diverse workforce. This session will discuss ways to find specialized employees you need and how we can create educational opportunities to keep the employee pipeline full.
1:45 - 2:45 PM
Filling the Gaps in a Commercially Viable Supply ChainSuccess in space will be highly dependent on a well-established and prepared supply chain. Hear more about the business cases that will ensure we have a reliable, rapid deployment infrastructure in place.
Space Traffic ManagementThis session will elaborate on the utter importance of creating universally accepted operating rules and standards for better debris mitigation, space traffic management, asteroid detection, and resource identification.
The New Space RaceThe new space race is here. To maintain an advantage, the United State's will need to capitalize on opportunity and overcome challenges to develop its space industrial base. Speakers will share insights derived from key space leaders across government, industry and academia that will set priorities and direction for the U.S. space industry.
The Satellite RevolutionSatellites are evolving based on our needs for flexibility for on and off planet projects. How do we leverage small sats for exploration? How do pre-launch operations need to change? How can we produce cost effective, high performance solutions to support our satellite networks?
3:00 - 4:00 PM
Integration of Frontier Technologies to develop the Commercial Space Medicine InfrastructureThis panel will cover first response training for astronauts, ground-based medical support, mental health solutions, and the integration of advanced technology such as artificial intelligence, haptics, mixed reality and spatial computing to support astronauts.
Standardizing Space Data Formats
In order to be interoperable in the space domain, all public-private contracts need to have stated and required data format standards. As emerging commercial technologies continue to provide new capabilities, standardizing how data is collected and delivered will be critical to leveraging industry innovation. Hear from members of the Geospatial Intelligence Space Standards Working Group that are working to develop future data format standards in order for imaging to be interoperable in the space domain.