FEB. 21–23, 2023

ORLANDO, FL

Prime Pavilion

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:

Click on track title to see overview and session listing.

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.

Sessions include:

  • Extracting Intelligence Space & Terrestrial Data
  • Leveraging Satellite Data to Secure Our Planet
  • Developing Space Ecosystems to Match the Demand of Commercial Innovation
  • Awesome Research
  • Training for Humans in Space Environments
  • Earth-based Simulations for Future Space Systems & Exploration Missions
  • Filling the Gaps in a Commercially Viable Supply Chain
  • What's Next for Space Tourism?

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.

Sessions include:

  • Mission Critical Connectivity
  • Space Stations of the Future
  • Commercializing NASA & DoD Services & Systems
  • Tracking & Managing Space Debris
  • Disruptors Setting the Pace of Commercial Innovation
  • The Satellite Revolution
  • Preparing to Live Off-Planet

Understand the complexities of cislunar, lunar colonization, deep space propulsion, reaching Mars & Venus, long-term human space flight, and more.

Sessions include:

  • Getting to the Moon
  • Cis-Lunar: What Lies Between?
  • Lunar Colonization
  • Deep Space Propulsion
  • The Future with Artemis
  • Advancements in Biotechnology
  • The New Space Race

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. 

Sessions include:

  • Agriculture Infrastructure: What's for Lunch?
  • Cybersecurity Infrastructure
  • Common Use Commercial Infrastructure
  • Spaceports Around the World
  • The Workforce We Need
  • The Cloud Infrastructure
  • Space Traffic Management
  • Space Healthcare Infrastructure

On-Planet Industry Applications

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 and more.

Extracting Intelligence from Space & Terrestrial Data

Climate 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.

Graham Wild

Senior Lecturer, University of New South Wales

Luciano Giesso

Head of Sales, Global Government, Satellogic

Leveraging Satellite Data to Secure Our Planet

Monitoring 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.

Dan Katz

CEO and Co-founder, Orbital Sidekick

Lauren Guy

CTO & Founder, ASTERRA
 

Developing Space Ecosystems to Match the Demand of Commercial Innovation

Space 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.

Dr. Jonathan Volk

Sr. Manager, In-Space Manufacturing & Advanced Materials, Sierra Space

Dr. Ken Davidin

Owner, Impossible Research LLC (IRL)

Steve Lloyd

Chief Development Officer, All Points

Cutting Edge Research Results

In 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.

Kim Ellis Hayes

CEO, Hayes Group LLC

Raphael Roettgen

Partner, E2MC Ventures

Beth Mund

CEO, Stellar Communications and Host, Casual Space Podcast, Stellar Communications and Casual Space

Training for Humans in Space Environments

Preparing 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.

Ben Stanley

Researcher, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Erik Seedhouse

Associate Professor, Space Operations, Embry Riddle

Earth-Based Simulations for Future Space Systems & Exploration Missions

This 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.

Bjorn Moller

President, Pitch Technologies

Brian Geisel

CEO, Geisel Software

Mark Lombardi

Satellite and Space Workflow Solutions Architect, Keysight Technologies

Naushad Rahman

CEO, Delta-V Robotics

Damon Curry

Business Development Manager, Pitch Technologies

Filling the Gaps in a Commercially Viable Supply Chain

Success 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.

Pratish Shah

Defense Systems, Inc.

Scott Hanson

Chief Financial Officer, Burgoon Company

What's Next for Space Tourism?

As barriers to space access are removed for civilians, and flights become more frequent and economical, the need for infrastructure to support a global space tourism industry is growing. Panelists will discuss the supporting services required on the ground and in space to meet the growing demand for commercial space flight.

Cherie Matthew

Architect, Jacobs

George Nield

President, Commercial Space Technologies, LLC

Sharon Hagle

CEO & Founder, SpaceKids Global