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Monday, September 27

Moderator
Charity Weeden
Vice President, Global Space Policy
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Dr. Matthew O. Adepoju
President, Geoinformation Society of Nigeria & Ag. Director, Strategic Space Applications Department
The National Space Research and Development Agency (NASRDA) of Nigeria
Gregg Daffner
CEO & President
GapSat & the Asia Pacific Satellite Communications Council (APSCC)
Simonetta Di Pippo
Director
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Jennifer Warren
Vice President, Tech Policy & Regulation, Government Affairs
Lockheed Martin Corp.
With space operations accelerating around the world, it is crucial that cooperation and dialogue between global governments and the wider space community is well maintained. This session will explain the value of multilateral space policy making to the commercial satellite sector and how organizations like the United Nations and various civil space agencies are making progress in cultivating collaboration between various stakeholders on critical issues such as cooperation on space sustainability, space object registration and transparency, and national security for space faring nations.
Moderator
Erin Weber
General Counsel
ABL Space Systems
Debra Facktor
Head of U.S. Space Systems
Airbus Defence and Space LTD
Dr. Meredith LaBeau
Chief Technology Officer
Calumet Electronics
Josephine Millward
Head of Research
Seraphim Capital
Karina Perez Molina
Co-Founder, Zed Factor Fellowship & Manager, Unmanned and Emerging Aviation Technologies
Aerospace Industries Association
Giselle Stewart
Sr Mgr Diversity & Inclusion
Boeing
The satellite community has worked for many years to diversify its workforce, but it has not been an easy task. STEM education programs helped attract a much-needed new wave of young professionals into aerospace careers, but access to advanced science and math education programs is still far from universal. This session will explain the benefits of achieving broader gender, race, wealth, and geographical diversity in classrooms and boardrooms. Speakers will also address the need for greater diversity in space entrepreneurship and what investors can do to open the doors to potentially overlooked space tech startups.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Brad Bode
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
Mr. Dedi David Haziza
CEO and Founder
NexTenna
Samuel Peterson
Business Development Manager
Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
Channasandra Ravishankar
Senior Vice President of Engineering
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Jon Sala
Vice President Products and Platforms, Connectivity
Eutelsat
Sean Yarborough
Vice President of Product Management
ST Engineering iDirect
One of the most complicated processes satellite owners experience in mission planning is the implementation of ground communication tools. At this stage, problems can manifest in several forms -- from the unification of hardware metrics collection and delivery to scaling the solution to include additional ground sites. In this session, speakers will reveal the intricacies of well-designed APIs and ground system software, and how satellite owners can avoid burdensome implementations when planning the ground communications aspect of their mission.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Platform
In this session, you'll hear lively discussion on new advances in spacecraft propulsion technology, including: powerful electric propulsion systems; longer lasting smallsats; stratosphere-to-space rockets; propulsion for in-space robotics, and more! Learn more about the latest developments on the systems that - literally - keep our industry moving!
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Juan Deaton PhD
Research Scientist
Envistacom
Mike Dean
DoD SATCOM Chief
U.S. Department of Defense
Mahmud Harun
Senior Ground Systems Engineer
SES
Ben Hilburn
Principal Program Manager
Microsoft
Dr. AJ Vigil Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Scientist
Systems Technologies Inc
Satellite modems are at the focal point of the fusion of many core technologies that will have a transformative impact on architectures and industry business models. Evolutionary changes in SATCOM network architectures are coming from two main directions: Digitization and Virtualization. Digitization refers to replacing the L-band Intermediate Frequency (IF) interfaces with Internet Protocol (IP) based digital samples i.e., digital IF. Virtualization refers to the abstraction of computing resources from the specific hardware to create a virtual computing environment. In this session, attendees will learn more precisely how digitization and virtualization can benefit their networks.  Speakers will also explain how the emergence of technologies digital IF standards and advances in network function virtualization.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Mr. Dara Panahy
Partner
Milbank LLP
Negar Feher
VP Product and Business Development
Momentus
Mr. Lars Hoffman
SVP Global Launch Services
Rocket Lab
David Novotney
Director of Business Development
Ensign-Bickford Aerospace & Defense Company
Jay Skylus
CEO + Founder
Aevum, Inc.
How are all of those thousand-plus smallsat constellations going to get to orbit? The answer is more complicated than you think. This session presents an entire menu of new options for placing small satellites into space and covers everything from specialized rockets (including alternatives to standard rockets) to multi-satellite dispensing systems. We'll also talk about the latest research and knowledge on smallsat deployment. Join us to learn about the companies best equipped and prepared to give your smallsats a smooth ride into space.
Moderator
Morten Hagland Hansen
SVP, Engineering & Operations
Infrastructure Networks, Inc.
Guy de Carufel
Founder, CEO
Cognitive Space
Jeffrey Freedman
CEO
Kythera Space Solutions
Autonomous, on-board processing capabilities for satellites create a multitude of benefits for future space missions. AI, for example, can be used to calculate optimized satellite fleet re-configurations as needed. However, AI applications require significant on-board processing power. This session focuses on how builders and engineers are making more powerful software-defined satellites that can collect, store, and transfer massive amounts of data to and from each other, the cloud, and systems on the ground.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital Platform
With demand for high performance mobile services reaching unprecedented levels around the world, the reality of 5G is coming rapidly into view. In this session, attendees will learn about the various technologies that are enabling faster speeds and more data over satellite for cellular backhaul broadband connectivity for big-data enterprise applications or connecting remote communities. The session will also address the question of whether or not LEO and MEO satellites can provide effective backhaul transport for future 5G networks. We will also cover the impact of open standards on satellite backhaul.
Moderator
Lisa Dreher
President
Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)
Adnan Al Muhairi
Chief Technology Officer
Yahsat
David Fotheringham
Director, Product Management
KYMETA CORPORATION
Antonio Franchi
Head of 5G Strategic Programme
European Space Agency
Brian Pemberton
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Omnispace, LLC
Shadrach Benny Retnamony
CEO & Founder
ESpace Networks Inc
Modern mobile satellite services are defined by their ability to create dynamic, multi-layered IoT-rich environments at the extreme edge of human activity. Mobile industries are now so reliant on complex data and connectivity that even a minute-long lapse in service can costs millions of dollars, and put future business and lives at risk. This session aims to answer a very simple question regarding a very complicated technical challenge: how close are satellites to delivering the same at-home connectivity experience to mobile edge end-users on land, at sea, and in the air? Speakers will discuss the most significant technical challenges that remain in achieving this parity, and identify the technologies and solutions that open up the greatest opportunities for mobile service providers.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
David Howgill
President
Huckworthy
Mr. David Bettinger
CEO
SpaceLink
Raghunandan Janardhan
Senior Director, Technical
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Will Mudge
Vice President, Engineering Operations
Speedcast
There is a critical need for high-capacity relay systems to help satellites and space stations in LEO communicate with the ground. Most of the current LEO satellites are designed to circle the earth in around 90 minutes, providing a very brief window of time during which they can communicate with the ground. This limits the amounts of data they can transmit and presents real problems for end-users who need constant connectivity and access to high-resolution imagery and data. This session will explain how new space data relay systems and service providers can help LEO operators overcome this limitation and provide more continuous connectivity for customers.
Moderator
David Hartshorn
CEO
Geeks Without Frontiers (GWF)
Franklin Brent Abbott
CEO North America
NanoAvionics
Josef Bogosian
Vice President, Global Sales & Marketing, Boeing Satellite Systems International
Boeing
Lisa Callahan
VP & GM Commercial Civil Space
Lockheed Martin Corp.
Richard French
Director, Business Development and Strategy, Space Systems
Rocket Lab
While not a new concept, "digital twin" technology enables spacecraft manufacturers to design every aspect of a new technology, product or concept via a virtual platform, where countless iterations, errors and trials can take place before the first step of physical creation begins. This session will explain how designing a digital replica of a satellite could bring significant cost and schedule benefits to spacecraft designers and operators, while acting as a conduit to innovation that keeps pace within an extremely fast-moving industry.

Tuesday, September 28

Simonetta Di Pippo
Director
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs
Our annual opening day keynote luncheons feature appearances by some of the top thought leaders in the space community.
Moderator
Jai Dialani
U.S. Managing Director
Leaf Space, IT
Assaf Cohen
Global Vice-President Sales & Marketing
SpaceBridge Inc.
Stuart Daughtridge
Vice President
Kratos
Paul Mattear
Principal Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services
Sergy A. Mummert
SVP, Business Development, Americas
SES
Richard Schgallis
Executive VP, Space and Communications USA
Safran Data Systems
New Space is challenging established business models while creating new supply chains and allowing entrepreneurs to provide services from space in a more affordable way than before. However, required investments in ground systems and infrastructure remain the biggest roadblock in the New Space supply chain. Could ground infrastructure be replaced by an integrated service? This session will explore the scope of such a service, the benefits it could deliver to customers, investors, and the supply chain by reducing required investments in time, money, and training.
Moderator
William Milroy
Chairman and CTO
ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
Walt Anderson
Managing Director
AVEALTO Ltd.
Bruno Fromont
CTO
Intelsat US LLC
Raenaurd Turpin
CTO Satellite Systems
Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
Join us for an informative presentation detailing the latest research and development work on new satellite transmission protocols, focusing on bandwidth optimization and efficiency and performance when connecting to virtualized and WAN networks. Speakers will also provide an overview of the latest science on VHTS and ultra-high frequency bandwidths, as well as new encoding and decoding capabilities from space.
Moderator
Whitney Lohmeyer
Faculty
Olin College Of Engineering
Mr. Dedi David Haziza
CEO and Founder
NexTenna
Mr. Ryan Jennings
Senior Manager for SATCOM Strategy and Products
Ball Aerospace
Paul Klassen
Vice President of Engineering
KYMETA CORPORATION
Carl Novello
Chief Technology Officer
NXT Communications Corp. (NXTCOMM)
How do you make a better performing antenna at a price point that is affordable for the mass market? The promise of enhanced broadband connectivity hinges on getting the antenna right. This session will cover the latest efforts in the satellite engineer's search for a "holy grail" antenna design -- something future-proof, fully scalable, electronically steerable, multi-orbit capable and affordable. Does this design exist?
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Professor Danielle Wood
Director of the Space Enabled Research Group, Assistant Professor of Media Arts & Sciences and Aeronautics & Astronautics
MIT Media Lab
Kevin OBrien
Chief Executive Officer
Orbital Insight
William Rorrer
Principal, Business Development, Mission Analysis
L3Harris Technologies
Eric Von Eckartsberg
Group Chief Revenue Officer
Kleos Space
This session explores the latest technological developments in space-based operational and geospatial data capture and analysis. Attendees will learn how geospatial data coupled with artificial intelligence and machine learning is transforming the way businesses and governments predict, understand, and make decisions about the future. From a technical standpoint, attendees will learn new data compression methods, insights on sensor design and data security, as well as in-orbit operational parameters for data collecting spacecraft. Learn how satellite engineers are able to ensure that critical decision makers are first-to-know on important global events.
Moderator
Mike Antonovich
VP, International Sales and Business Development
DataPath, Inc.
Karl Fuchs
Senior Vice President of Technology
IDirect Government
Tom Kirkland
VP & GM, Army/SOCOM
L3Harris Technologies
Dave Provencher
VP Business Development
AvL Technologies
Rob Weitendorf
Vice President, Business Development
KYMETA CORPORATION
Dive deep into ground system design challenges in meeting mission requirements for mobile military end-users. Speakers will present the latest breakthroughs in agile, flexible, rugged, and secure terminal design. Learn how engineers are building milsatcom hardware that is intuitive, interoperable, and easy-to-use and reliable even in the harshest environments. The conversation will also include cybersecurity measures, training, and streamlining the process of upgrading legacy equipment.
Moderator
J. David Grossman
Executive Director
GPS Innovation Alliance
Tonya Ladwig
Vice President, Navigation Systems
Lockheed Martin Space
Brian Manning
Co-Founder & CEO
Xona Space Systems
Tucker Morrison
CEO
Blue Sky Network
Satellite geolocation systems are constantly evolving, parallel to the needs of people and industries that use them on a daily basis. This session will address several technical issues related to geolocation services, including how GPS and 5G can co-exist without interference and how modernizing geolocation infrastructure benefits agriculture, aviation, automotive and other industries. Attendees will also learn how satellites are providing enhanced PNT resiliency and integrated PNT "systems of systems" for critical government functions.
Moderator
Peter Cresse
Commercial Director
STS Global
Col. Dean Bellamy (USAF Retired)
Executive Vice President of National Security Space
Redwire
Brad Bode
Chief Technology Officer & Co-Founder
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
Greg Quiggle
Vice President of Product Management
Kratos Defense and Security Solutions
How is the ground segment advancing and evolving to keep pace with innovation in space? In this session, we will explore how ground systems can take advantage of Software Defined Networks (SDN), software virtualization with containers, and the cloud to deliver increased agility, resiliency, scalability, security and lower costs. Speakers will also address advancements in virtualizing ground systems for IP compatibility, transitioning from legacy hardware to software, and moving to more orchestrated and automated operations.
Moderator
Meredith Garofalo
Meteorologist
WeatherNation
Thomas Cuff
Director of Observations
National Weather Service
Rei Goffer
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer
Tomorrow.io
Dr. Stephen Volz
Acting Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation & Prediction
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Advancements in satellite weather forecasting technology are responsible for saving millions of lives every year. But, did you know that it also saves government agencies and global businesses trillions of dollars in operational efficiencies and damage repair costs? Join us and learn how advanced satellite weather forecasting tools are providing a much deeper understanding of our changing world and how commercial and government weather services are pushing the envelope on spacecraft design and data interpretation. Even if you're not into weather, this session will provide an informative lesson on the ever-increasing value of visual, analytical data in the modern global economy.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Ruben Nunez
Director of Business Development
KSAT
Edward Berger
VP, Business Development
Intelsat US LLC
Tina Ghataore
President
Mynaric USA
Barry A. Matsumori
CEO
BridgeComm
Neal Nicholson
CEO
Blue Marble Communications
Laser communication is rapidly becoming the technology of choice for both commercial and government actors planning ultra-secure communication networks in low Earth orbit. This session will provide attendees with an understanding of how laser-linked space and ground systems can provide transformative connectivity from space for ultra-high bandwidth consumer broadband services and national security and defense applications.
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Jim Adams
Principal Consult, Jim Adams World & Former Deputy Chief Technologist
NASA
Grant Blaisdell
Co Founder/CEO
Copernic Space
Karen Jones
Center for Space Policy and Analysis
Aerospace
George Pullen
Author & Chief Economist
Milky Way Economy
Do satellites share a natural, technological "downstream application" bond with Blockchain technology? Space entrepreneurs seem to think so. New cryptocurrency startups see an opportunity for satellites to deliver automated, fast, and secure crypto ownership and value transactions in a vast and easy-to-use digital b2b marketplace. Learn how these companies are integrating blockchain technologies with digital imagery and space software assets to create an exciting new space-based economy.
Moderator
Emily Calandrelli
Producer and Host
Xploration Outer Space, FOX Networks
Daniel Jablonsky
President and CEO
Maxar Technologies
Dan Jablonsky is CEO of space and intelligence company Maxar Technologies. In the closing keynote of the first day of SATELLITE 2021, he will sit down with science communicator, author, and TV host Emily Calandrelli, "The Space Gal," for a wide-ranging conversation that will cover space industry trends, next-generation technology, workforce development, and more.

Wednesday, September 29

Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Chair
SATELLITE 2021
Sir Richard Branson
Founder
Virgin Galactic
Dan Hart
CEO
Virgin Orbit
Less than two months after captivating global audiences with a trip into suborbital space, Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson, live from Necker Island, will share stories from his experience and his views on the future of commercial space development. Open to all attendees.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Christopher Baugh
President
NSR
Hadi Alhassani
VP & Chief Strategy Officer
Arabsat
Matt Desch
Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Iridium Communications
Bret Johnsen
CFO
SpaceX
Neil Masterson
CEO
OneWeb
As 2020 challenged the industry in every portion of the ecosystem, satellite operators now are at a crossroads. What was once a straightforward selling proposition, offering only MHz in an increasingly competitive and value-add driven space makes the path forward murkier than ever. New applications, partnerships, strategies, acquisitions and potential exits are all on the table as operators plot their road ahead. This panel of satellite operators will discuss critical issues facing the operator business, and explore the short-, mid- and long-term growth strategies to improve their financial outlook.
Moderator
Joseph Ibeh
Consultant
NSR
Candace Johnson
Venture Partner & Chair, Advisory Board
Seraphim Capital
Michael Mealling
COO
Starbridge Venture Capital
Teresa Segura
Portfolio Development Principal - Space & Connectivity, HorizonX Ventures
Boeing
Laurence Vigeant-Langlois
Managing Director
AE Industrial Partners LLC
Post-pandemic, the investment path for satellite & space remains in flux. While some sectors were hit hard by COVID-19, the industry as a whole fared generally well amidst a troubling period. What now is the investment path for both new and established players? Is it still a good time to invest in space? Do large CAPEX requirements and nebulous paths to profit signal change ahead? Will the flow of capital continue, and what investment vehicles are now front and center? This panel of finance experts will review investment activity over the last 18 months and give their perspectives on the road ahead for satellite & space investment.
Moderator
John Galer
Assistant Vice President, National Security Space
Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)
Brian Billman
Vice President of Product Managment
Isotropic Systems
Dylan Browne
President Government
OneWeb
Ram Rao
Director, Advanced Engineering Technologies
Leonardo DRS Global Enterprise Solutions
Doug Schroeder
Oversight Executive // FNC3 Mission Prototyping Director
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellite systems provide another powerful layer to complex government and military networks, enabling a new range of low-latency applications. This session will explain these new LEO satellite capabilities, how they compare (and in some cases, integrate) with existing GEO systems and cloud networks, cybersecurity strengths and vulnerability, and required ground hardware. You'll also learn how LEO satellites can provide enhanced mobile connectivity to government and military end-users on the move, even in the most difficult and remote locations.
Moderator
Brad Grady
Principal Analyst
NSR
Suzi McBride
Chief Operations Officer
Iridium Communications
Will Mudge
Vice President, Engineering Operations
Speedcast
Dr. Frank Turner
Technical Director
Space Development Agency
Shey Sabripour
Founder and CEO
CesiumAstro, Inc.
The satellite & space sector has a range of investors today - all looking for a different "return" on investment. With Elon Musk at SATELLITE 2020 quoted as saying a measure of Starlink's success was "don't go bankrupt", how are others measuring success? New technologies, services and business models are entering the mix, but is there a clear path to viability for each? This panel of companies offering innovative products and services will discuss how to measure success, the investment potential and payback across their business and the market in general.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Luc Riesbeck
Space Policy Research Analyst
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Artiom Anisimov
Space Advocate
Noosphere Ventures
Jennifer Manner
Senior Vice President Regulatory Affairs
EchoStar Corporation
Mr. Charles Mudd Jr.
Principal and Owner
Mudd Law
Via Satellite's On Orbit podcast presents this LIVE episode about establishing law and order in space. Which set of rules would space travelers be bound to during a commercial space cruise? Or, at a lunar mining facility? Some commercial space industry leaders have already said that they would reject any Earth regulations on the Moon and Mars. What would be the most ethical approach to establishing a code of conduct in and beyond orbit? Be a participant in this engaging discussion about what will surely be one of the most important challenges human space explorers will face in the future.
Moderator
Alexis Sainz
Special Counsel
Milbank LLP
Bill O'Hara
Vice President and General Manager, Media
Intelsat US LLC
Ramesh Ramaswamy
EVP and General Manager, International Division
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Amit Somani
Chief Strategy Officer
Yahsat
Elias Zaccack
SVP Commercial Americas
SES
Broadcasting is still the bread and butter service of many of the world's largest GEO satellite operators, and in many regions, satellite TV maintains a strong market foothold with long-term growth potential for operators. GEO satellites are also seeing increased activity in Enterprise Networks for IoT and data transfer to and from the Cloud. Learn how fixed satellite service providers are balancing resources to meet various demands for HD, 4K, and 8K video, and industrial IoT. Speakers will also discuss how the industry plans to protect spectrum resources for fixed services.
F.Brent Abbott
NanoAvionics CEO US
NanoAvionics
Frank DeMauro
Vice President and General Manager, Tactical Space Systems
Northrop Grumman
Brad Grady
Principal Analyst
NSR
Chris Johnson
Senior Vice President of 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.
Emmanuel Terrasse
Vice President
Thales Alenia Space
Executive leaders from the world's largest satellite and spacecraft manufacturers gather to discuss how to meet the rapidly accelerating demand for multi-satellite systems. As satellites become smaller, and more software-defined and as customers demand a near instant production turnaround, do manufacturers believe that they can keep pace? How is the building process evolving? And, most importantly, are manufacturers prepared for a potential supply chain crunch, similar to what is being seen in the software industry?
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Gus Anderson
Senior Director, Business Development
Leonardo DRS
Jay Chapman
Director of Government Solutions
Iridium Communications
Brig. Gen. Robert Collins
Program Executive Office Command Control Communications - Tactical (PEO C3T)
U.S. Army
Clare Grason
Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office (CSCO)
U.S. Air Force Space Command
Dave Micha
President
Intelsat General
As the communications industry is shifting toward 5G rollout and supporting IoT and AI applications, new technologies are rolling out to ensure warfighter connectivity. Advances such as software-defined networking, network function virtualization, and networking-as-a service stand not only to greatly enhance DoD comms capabilities, but also to improve cybersecurity and agility. This panel will explore how network of networks capabilities will enhance joint all-domain operations.
Moderator
Alan Tilles
Chairman, Telecommunications
Shulman Rogers Gandal Pordy & Ecker P.A.
Brian Billman
Vice President of Product Managment
Isotropic Systems
Mr. Paul Gaske
EVP & GM North America
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Mr. Samer Halawi
Chief Commercial Officer
Intelsat
Jonathan Hofeller
Vice President of Starlink, Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Kevin Steen
President and CEO
ST Engineering iDirect
When it comes to connecting customers on the other side of the digital divide, satellite service providers enjoy an infrastructure cost advantage over fiber competitors. How long will that advantage last? This session will tackle how satellite can maintain that edge not only in remote connectivity scenarios, but also for enterprise customers and even 5G services. Speakers will explore the value of R&D investment into upgrading services, and how to sell and promote satellite connectivity as more than just a back-up or last resort option.
Moderator
Jeff Rex
VP of Programs and Business Development
Spire Global
Kari Bingen
Chief Strategy Officer
HawkEye 360
Jay Icard
CEO
XTAR LLC
Derek Tournear
Director
Space Development Agency
Satellite procurement programs have come under fire from both the Congressional Appropriations Committees as well as military leadership for long procurement timescales. This panel will explore how industry, legislators, and DoD can take advantage of an increasingly agile commercial space sector to compress these procurement timelines and shorten the innovation cycle for American national security in space.

Thursday, September 30

Moderator
Rachel Jewett
VIa Satellite Managing Editor
Via Satellite
Dr. Patrick O'Neil
Chief Data Scientist
BlackSky
Andrew Parlock
Senior Director of Sales
ICEYE US
Nicole Robinson
President
Ursa Space Systems
Come learn about the satellite financial services market, which is becoming one of the fastest growing new markets for commercial space. This session explores the imagery, data, and IoT applications that satellite providers have to offer, the needs of banks and insurers for data that only satellite can provide, and the data security measures that satellites have in place to protect financial transactions. The speakers will also address how and why financial services markets in developing economies are taking the lead on adopting satellite technologies.
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Todd Gossett
Vice President, Corporate Development
SES Government Solutions
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy U.S. Government Business Unit
Inmarsat, Inc.
Steve Gizinski
Chief Technology Officer
Inmarsat Government
Dianne Poster
Senior Advisor
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Jared Reece
Program Analyst, COMSATCOM Solutions Branch
U.S. Space Force
Satellite systems are critical to the warfighter today, and under ever increasing cyber attacks. While many operators take internal steps to prevent ground system/terminal vulnerabilities, as Space Policy Directive-5 recognizes, there is no industry-wide standard for cybersecurity or the sharing of cyber threat information. This panel will address several aspects of satellite cyber threats to include the proliferation of LEO, interconnectedness of communications systems, software defined satellite systems, and vulnerability of supply chains. Panelists will suggest approaches to address these threats.
Moderator
Carissa Bryce Christensen
Founder and CEO
BryceTech
Josh Brost
Vice President of Business Development
Relativity Space
Tory Bruno
CEO
United Launch Alliance
Stéphane Israël
CEO
Arianespace
Clay Mowry
Vice President, Global Sales
Blue Origin
Jim Simpson
Chief Strategy Officer
Virgin Orbit
Tiphaine Louradour
President
International Launch Services
Launch services have come a long way in the past decade. There are more options now than ever before. Reusability has lowered prices. Multi-satellite constellations have increased demand and provided enough room in the market for disruptive startups. Yet, despite all of these changes, the global launch market leaders have each taken a unique path to sustainable success. This year's launch executives panel will focus on how and why those paths diverged and where those paths lead. We'll also discuss the business of simultaneously launching satellites and people - as crewed space missions and commercial space tourism become more frequent and popular.
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Jon Neff
Senior Project Leader, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics and Innovation Department
Aerospace Corporation The
Dr. Santanu Das
Program Manager Communications and Networking
Office of Naval Research
Paul Mattear
Principal Business Development Manager
Amazon Web Services
Alvaro Sanchez
CEO
INTEGRASYS SA
Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) have large been buzzwords in the satellite industry, with applications recently being realized in interference detection/prediction, flexible SATCOM systems, cybersecurity, network traffic management and capacity planning, and more. This panel will discuss AI and ML applications for defense network resiliency and interoperability, and how they may change the SATCOM game for the warfighter.
Moderator
Eric Ingram
CEO
SCOUT
Joseph Anderson
VP Operations & Business Development
Northrop Grumman
Ron Lopez
President & Managing Director, Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Jeremy Schiel
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer
Orbit Fab
This session will focus on the value of servicing, repairing, and extending the life of existing spacecraft in orbit. Instead of abandoning assets to a graveyard orbit, what kind of value can a refurbished satellite provide? Can re-using satellites be both environmentally responsible and profitable for operators?
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
Chris Badgett
Vice President of Technology, Kratos Space
Kratos
Mike Dean
DoD SATCOM Chief
U.S. Department of Defense
Rajeev Gopal
Vice President Advanced Programs
Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems
Mark Mitcham
Unified Network Deputy, Network Cross Functional Team,
United States Army Futures Command
Whitley Poyser
Director, Business Transformation
Lockheed Martin Space Systems
The Space Force has begun looking to digital engineering to overhaul its current procurement system, with military buyers and contractors collaborating in virtual cloud networks to oversee digital models of equipment from development and production to system upgrades. This panel will discuss the digital transformation's improvement of workflow through modeling, simulation, and test tools to develop and integrate systems.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital Platform
Moderator
William Markey
President
RCBG
Michael Collett
Managing Partner
Promus Ventures
Nathan de Ruiter
Managing Director, Canada
Euroconsult
Chris Kemp
Founder and CEO
Astra
J. Armand Musey
President and Founder
Summit Ridge Group LLC
There was already a considerable amount of M&A activity among mobile satellite resellers and niche market providers before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The satellite industry also saw vertically aligned M&A, with companies acquiring technologies along the supply chain in their quest to become "one-stop shops." This panel will discuss expectations for future M&A on the horizon. Will we finally see the acquisitions of operators and manufacturers that have been predicted for years but never materialized? Will terrestrial companies look to acquire space-based assets by buying companies instead of spectrum as they plan hybrid 5G networks? Join us for this exciting debate about the potential impact of space industry consolidation.
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Digital Platform
Chirag Parikh
Executive Secretary
National Space Council at The White House
The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) will host a special guest keynote speaker who will address key issues for today's government and military satellite end-users. Past speakers include: U.S. Space Force Vice Chief David Thompson, former NASA Administrators Jim Bridentstine and Charles Bolden, and more. Speaker details will be announced soon.
Moderator
Caleb Henry
Senior Analyst
Quilty Analytics
Antonio Franchi
Head of 5G Strategic Programme
European Space Agency
Elias Naffah
Communications Services Project (CSP) Manager
NASA/GRC
Global civil space agencies around the world are developing more and more commercially-led space communications capabilities for their missions, especially as more NGSO systems become available. For example, NASA is now looking to U.S. industry to develop healthy commercially-provided satcom capabilities, using radio frequency and optical systems, for near-Earth operations. The agency is formulating the Communications Services Project, which aims to better understand the current capabilities and the feasibility of integrating satcom systems into future agency missions in low-Earth orbit and eventually beyond. This session will explore this and other civil space satcom needs and partnership opportunities for commercial providers.
Moderator
Louis Zacharilla
Director of Innovation, SSPI & Director of Development, World Teleport Assoc.
WTA
Jon Cobin
Chief Strategy Officer
Intelsat US LLC
Mr. Jassem Nasser
Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer
Thuraya
Hale Reynolds
CEO
SPOTCOMS
Charity Weeden
Vice President, Global Space Policy
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Jay Yass
Chief Corporate Development Officer
Omnispace, LLC

Friday, October 1

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Digital Platform
Mr. Sunil Bharti Mittal
Executive Chairman of OneWeb & Founder and Chairman,
Bharti Enterprises
One of India's most successful and innovative business leaders, Sunil Bharti Mittal, founder of Bharti Enterprises and Executive Chairman of OneWeb, shares his insight on the true value of satellites delivering connectivity and equity to the global economy.
Moderator
Jeffrey Hill
Chair
SATELLITE 2021
Brian Barritt
Org Leader, Connectivity
Facebook
Steve Collar
CEO
SES
Jonathan Hofeller
Vice President of Starlink, Commercial Sales
SpaceX
Kevin Steen
President and CEO
ST Engineering iDirect
The days of homogenous telecommunications networks are coming to an end and satellites no longer operate in a silo. For the past decade, the satellite connectivity infrastructure has rapidly evolved into an integral piece of a larger telecoms network designed to meet the needs of an interconnected world. The SATELLITE 2021 general session features satellite connectivity industry leaders in a discussion that will address the evolution of GEO and NGSO networks, connecting new people and businesses, working with telcos/MNOs to provide 5G wireless, rebounding from COVID-19, and new software-defined technologies. Open to all attendees.
9:45 am - 10:00 am
Digital Platform
Mike Carey
CSO & Co-Founder
ATLAS Space Operations, Inc.
Dr. Michaelyn Thomas
Head of Affordability & Project Manager for Spaceport Development
Virgin Orbit
10:30 am - 10:45 am
Digital Platform
Emily Calandrelli
Producer and Host
Xploration Outer Space, FOX Networks
11:00 am - 11:15 am
Digital Platform
2:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Digital Platform
Debra Facktor
Head of U.S. Space Systems
Airbus Defence and Space LTD
Brian Barritt
Org Leader, Connectivity
Facebook
4:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Digital Platform