Applications in Action Theater

Mark your calendars to visit SpaceCom’s Application in Action Theater in Booth 645 for case-study presentations from industry leaders across the agribusiness, advanced manufacturing, energy, maritime and medical sectors that showcase how space applications are already fueling growth and profitability in the real-world.

Plus, engage these leaders directly to glean lessons learned and best practices to accelerate innovation across your business!



10:30 a.m.

HALO Next-Generation Global Optical (Laser) Data Network

Laser_Light_CommunicationsHALO GLOBAL OPTICAL NETWORK™ Laser Light™ presents its global High Articulation Optical Network, known as HALO™, which will consist of new communication technologies: An ALL optical satellite constellation; an Extended Ground Network of regionally-based terrestrial fiber; and dynamic, Software Defined – Wide Area Networks (SD-WANs) converged into a single operating platform.

• Presenter: Robert “Bob” Brumley, CEO, Laser Light Companies


11:00 a.m.

Democratizing Space through Frequent Low-Cost Access

VS_Logo_wTaglineVector was founded by several members of the original SpaceX team and is a disruptive innovator that connects space startups with affordable and frequent launch and platforms to enable space capabilities at a speed and price point never before possible. Vector has a big vision to reshape the $400 billion space market by combining dedicated low-cost micro satellite launch and software defined satellites (Galactic Sky) to dramatically increase access and speed to orbit. We are building two launch vehicles: the Vector-R (for Rapid) and the Vector-H (Heavy) with different sized second stages. The Vector-R places 60 kg into orbit and is our basic first use capability. The Vector-H places 100 kg into orbit and will be developed as a block upgrade to the Vector-R. Galactic Sky is composed of two different elements: “Software Defined Satellites” for individual customers and the “API in The Sky” satellite constellation. Together, this offers an industry unique capability that complements the launch business by fully integrating the customer into the Vector product verticals.

• Presenter: Jim Cantrell, CEO, Vector Space Systems


11:30 a.m

Quality Assurance Tools for Process Monitoring and Analysis: Minimizing Risk and Reducing Costs in Additive Manufacturing

EOSEOS’ Sr. Applications Developer Dr. Ankit Saharan highlights a comprehensive range of tools for monitoring and recording system status, laser output, and material coating and
exposure in the build space.

• Presenter: Dr. Ankit Saharan, Sr. Applications Developer, EOS


12:00 p.m.

Putting the Space in Space-Age Materials

MadeInSpaceFor many years, the primary call of space has been exploration, but we are beginning to recognize the opportunities the environment of space offers to develop new and unique materials. This taps into a new avenue for space utilization both scientifically and commercially. Andrew Rush usea Made In Space Fiber, a microgravity enabled exotic fiber optic product, to show how our company is tapping into this unrealized potential.

• Presenter: Andrew Rush, President and CEO, Made In Space


1:30 p.m.

Cygnus Applications in Low Earth Orbit

founding-oatkThe Cygnus spacecraft provides cargo transportation services to the International Space Station. Cygnus has implemented features to support orbit-hosted payloads and other space applications. This unique space platform continues to evolve to meet the needs of the emerging economy in Low Earth Orbit.

• Presenter: Robert T. Richards, Vice President, Strategy and Business Development Space Systems Group, Orbital ATK


2:00 p.m.

Space Access Provider: Enabling Applications with Nanosatellites

oc-logo-name-newlogo_2Open Cosmos Ltd. provides simple and affordable access to space. It enables rapid payload development and deployment, allowing businesses, research institutions and organizations from across industries to use space technology as a tool, overcoming the three major space access barriers: technology, paperwork and cost. We offer our customers a one-stopshop combination of hardware, software and services that allows them to focus on the data generated from their in-orbit payloads while grouping with others to benefit from economies of scale. Its platform and services are payload-agnostic and allows Open Cosmos to satisfy any application, ranging from Earth observation to telecommunications or in-orbit demonstration, within the constraints of the nanosatellite. Open Cosmos has designed and produced its first concept nanosatellite in four months and has a launch granted by the European Commission on December 30, 2016. The current commercial pipeline contains customers that involve constellations with up to 20 satellites. The company became an official supplier for the European Space Agency just three months after incorporation with a first sale of 550 suborbital platforms to be used for educational purposes. The company will be looking to fundraise in Q2 2017, which will allow it to scale the team, build its own facilities and place bulk launch and ground control contracts.

• Presenter: Aleix Megias, Director, Open Cosmos Ltd.


2:30 p.m.

Space Nation — A Nation Where Space Travel Empowers the Future for All People

logo-space-nationA physicist and a farmer’s son from Finland. When other kids drove mopeds around the village, Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola drew spaceships, borrowed books about space from libraries around Finland and envisioned working in space. After his studies in physics, he worked as a management educator and trainer for years before refining his leadership and business skills in an executive role. In 2013, he was ready to embark on an adventure of a lifetime, to make the dreams that he had as a kid into reality. Kalle co-founded Cohu Experience and began the venture known today as Space Nation.

• Presenter: Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, CEO, Cohu Experiment/Space Nation


3:00 p.m.

Transportation Supporting a Self-Sustaining Space Economy

ula-logoThirty years from now, 1,000 people could be living and working in the space around Earth and the moon – waking up in commercial habitats, prospecting on the moon and even harnessing power from solar power satellites for consumption on Earth. NASA’s interplanetary probes and human exploration are opening the frontiers of space similar to how the Lewis and Clark Expedition opened the frontiers of America in 1804. This early exploration of America was followed by development of the first transcontinental railroad in 1869, opening America to pioneers and industry. Space is at a similar crossroads where a modern day space transportation system can open cislunar space to commercial development. Elements of this transportation system are in development at United Launch Alliance. This system will be fueled by hydrogen and oxygen initially carried to space from Earth, but transitioning to space-derived resources as lunar and near-Earth asteroid water mining develops. The workhorses of this transportation system will be ACES and XEUS, plying the trade routes of cislunar space, connecting low Earth and geostationary orbits with Earth moon L1 and the lunar surface. This talk will describe the elements of the space transportation system, the benefits of lunar extracted water, and how such a transportation system can enable a prosperous, self-sustaining space economy.

• Presenter: John G. Reed, Senior Technical Fellow



10:00 a.m.

Using Remote Sensing Satellite to Improve Marine Data Accessibility

proteusProteus formed in 2011 with the remit since day one of being to increase the value of satellite imagery by creating derived products and services. The company’s numerous past projects have primarily been in the marine environment with particular focus on sea floor depth data (bathymetry). Proteus is now embarking on a groundbreaking project: to produce a global marine product database from satellites. This shift from being project- to product-focused will mean that seafloor data will be available to customers instantly through an on-demand web portal.

• Presenter: Richard Flemmings, Operations Director, Proteus


10:30 a.m.

“Kibo”: Opening Up Future Innovation

jaxaIn the Japanese experiment module “Kibo” of ISS, JAXA has conducted many experiments. Based on our experience, we are now moving on to the next phase in the utilization of Kibo concentrating on experiments from which we can expect great contributions to society, to national technology strategy, to enhance the competitiveness of private industry, and to acquire future space technology.

• Presenter: Tetsuya Sakashita, Manager for Science Mission Integration, JEM Utilization Center, Human Space Flight Technology Directorate


11:30 a.m.

Qualification Testing Techniques on Electronic Assemblies for Improved Reliability

dq_logo_lgHigh levels of quality are expected for new products where performance is required in tough, harsh environments. A brief overview of various testing techniques to improve the reliability of electro-mechanical sub-assemblies is presented. The use of thermal cycling HALT chambers along with vibration and shock is commonly requested or specified. The common test specifications along with apparatus overviews are summarized.

• Presenter: Bob Joyce, President, DynaQual Test Labs