Program

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Monday, March 21

9:00 am - 9:30 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
Moderator
Jeff Matthews
Specialist Leader
Deloitte
Emiliano Kargieman
CEO
Satellogic
Kevin OBrien
Chief Executive Officer
Orbital Insight
Nicole Robinson
President
Ursa Space Systems
Col. Shane Taylor
PM, Tactical Network
U.S. Army
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)
Rick Baldridge
CEO
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
Mrs Theresa Condor
Chief Operating Officer
Spire Global
Dennis Gatens
CEO & President
LEOcloud
Paul Mattear
Principal Account Executive
Amazon Web Services
Avi Shabtai
CEO
Ramon Space
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.
9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Room: 140
Dr. Tanya Harrison
Manager of Science Programs
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
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Christopher Baugh
President
NSR
Mr Mark Boggett
CEO
Seraphim Capital
Michael Collett
Managing Partner
Promus Ventures
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.
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
Vanessa Griffin
Director of NOAA/NESDIS Office of Systems Architecture and Advanced Planning
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration NOAA
Bill Raymond
Director of PreSales - USG
Planet
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
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
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
John Gedmark
CEO
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
Principal Analyst
NSR
David Myers
President
Ultisat
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.
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
Open to all conference-level attendees. Come enjoy lunch and networking with your fellow attendees. Following lunch, 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.
Moderator
Jo-Anne Sears
Partner
Velocity Government Relations
Tony Frazier
EVP, Global Field Operations
Maxar Technologies
James Platt
Director, PNT Office
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.
Jai Dialani
U.S. Managing Director
Leaf Space, IT
Naomi Kurahara
Co-Founder/CEO
Infostellar
Ethan Lin
Co-Founder, Vice President
TMY Technology Inc
Bill Milroy
Chairman and CTO
ThinKom Solutions, Inc.
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
Strategy Director Space Mobility and Logistics
Northrop Grumman
Ron Lopez
President & Managing Director, Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Al Tadros
Chief Growth Officer and EVP Space Infrastructure
Redwire
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
Marketing Director
NSR
Carolyn Belle
Director of Advanced Systems
Astroscale U.S. Inc.
Amber Ledgerwood
Senior Manager, Global Humanitarian Aid & Disaster Recovery
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.
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
Mike Moran
Chief Operating Officer
PredaSAR
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
Curt Blake
CEO and President
Spaceflight
Dan Hart
CEO
Virgin Orbit
Chris Kemp
Founder and CEO
Astra
Jason Mello
President
Firefly Aerospace
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
Bulent Altan
CEO
Mynaric
Gurvinder Chohan
CEO
QSTC Inc
Barry A. Matsumori
CEO
BridgeComm
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.
Moderator
Claude Rousseau
Research Director
NSR
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.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Room: Ballroom C

Tuesday, March 22

8:00 am - 8:30 am
Room: Ballroom AB Foyer
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Moderator
Mark Holmes
Editorial Director, Aerospace
Via Satellite
John Finney
Founder & CEO
Isotropic Systems
Neil Masterson
CEO
OneWeb
Mr. Daniel S. Goldberg
President and Chief Executive Officer
Telesat
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!
Dylan Browne
President Government
OneWeb
Jay Chapman
Director of Government Solutions
Iridium Communications
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)
Moderator
Lisa Dreher
President
Mobile Satellite Users Association (MSUA)
David Kagan
CEO
Globalstar
Dr. Sara Spangelo
CEO
Swarm Technologies, Inc.
Ram Viswanatman
President & CEO
Omnispace, LLC
Shey Sabripour
Founder and CEO
CesiumAstro, Inc.
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
Ralph Brooker
President
SatProf Inc.
Joakim Espeland
CEO
QuadSAT
Paul Isaac
Director, RF Products
Kratos
Mr Alvaro Sanchez Marquis
CEO
INTEGRASYS SA
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
Mike Greenley
CEO
MDA Inc.
Chris Johnson
Senior Vice President of Space
Maxar Technologies
Ryan Reid
President of Boeing Commercial Satellite Systems International
Boeing Satellite Systems International, Inc.
Lisa Callahan
VP & GM Commercial Civil Space
Lockheed Martin Corp.
James Hinds
CEO
Airbus OneWeb Satellites
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.
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: Adrian Fenty
Former Mayor of Washington D.C. & Founding Managing Partner
MaC Venture Capital
Judge: Troy McCann
Founder and CEO
Moonshot
Judge: Michael Mealling
COO
Starbridge Venture Capital
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
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
David Allen
Solutions Architect
Leonardo DRS
Eric Brown
Senior Director of Mission Strategy, Military Space
Lockheed Martin Corp.
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
Jessica Noble
General Counsel
NanoRacks LLC
Miranda Pirrie
President of Satellite Management Services
Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
Pascal Wauthier
Chairman
Space Data Association
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.
Moderator
Dallas Kasaboski
Consultant
NSR
Dr. Girish Chandran
CTO
Viasat
Donnie Laughton
Communication Systems Engineer
Telesat
Brian Pemberton
Vice President Sales and Marketing
Omnispace, LLC
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
Peter Beck
Founder and CEO
Rocket Lab
Stéphane Israël
CEO
Arianespace
Jarrett Jones
Senior Vice President of New Glenn
Blue Origin
Tom Ochinero
Vice President of Commercial Sales
SpaceX
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.
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Telesat Engagement Station, Booth 811
Moderator
Pacôme Révillon
CEO
Euroconsult
Steve Collar
CEO
SES
Mark Dankberg
Chairman of the Board, Executive Chairman and Co-founder
Viasat
Gwynne Shotwell
President & COO
SpaceX
Stephen Spengler
CEO
Intelsat US LLC
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
Jasmine Simpson
Manager, HR
BlackSky
Erin Weber
General Counsel
ABL Space Systems
Megan Bennett
Board Member
Space Frontier Foundation
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).

Wednesday, March 23

9:00 am - 10:00 am
Room: Ballroom A
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Room: Telesat Engagement Station, Booth 811
Moderator
Campbell Marshall
Vice President International Market Development and Public Policy
Omnispace, LLC
Don Clausen
Vice President, Business Developmen
Intelsat General
Rajeev Gopal
Vice President Advanced Programs
Hughes Defense and Intelligence Systems Division, Hughes Network Systems
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 Corp
Mina Mitry
CEO
Kepler Communications
Vytenis Buzas
CEO
NanoAvionics
Will Mudge
Vice President, Engineering Operations
Speedcast
Kartik Seshadri
VP International Products and Operations
Hughes an EchoStar Company
Sean Yarborough
Vice President of Product Management
ST Engineering iDirect
Valvanera Moreno
Director, Program Integration Lead
SES
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)
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.
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! Speaker and program information coming soon!
Moderator
Rebecca Cowen-Hirsch
Senior Vice President, Government Strategy & Policy
Inmarsat Government
Serge Cholley
Director Defense Security & CSO
Eutelsat
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.
Lilac Muller PhD
Vice President of Product Management
KYMETA CORPORATION
Scott Mumford
CEO
Liquid Intelligent Technologies
Heidi Thelander
VP Business Development
Comtech Telecommunications Corp.
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 Vincente
Director of Public Affairs & Communications
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
John Janka
Lead Counsel
Viasat
Ruth Pritchard-Kelly
Senior Advisor, Regulatory & Space Policy
OneWeb
Space Sustainability has become a topic of prime concern, aggravated not just by launches of mega-constellations but also by debris from ASAT tests peppering the sky. While 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 forums take time. This session will explore what can be done to move the needle on this vital issue. Produced in Partnership with EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA). All-Access pass required.
Moderator
Kim Macharia
Chair Of The Board Of Directors
Space Frontier Foundation
Monica Gangwar
Lead Equity, Diversity & Inclusion Partner
Virgin Orbit
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).
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm
Room: Telesat Engagement Station, Booth 811
Moderator
Josef Koller
Systems Director
Aerospace
Tory Bruno
CEO
United Launch Alliance
Douglas Hendrix
CEO
ExoAnalytic Solutions
Brig. Gen. Wayne Monteith
Associate Administrator
FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Brig. Gen Stephen Purdy
Commander, Space Launch Delta 45, Director, Eastern Range, Director of Launch and Range Operations
U.S. Space Force
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
Ron Busch
Senior Vice President, Network Services
ABS Global Limited
Steven Soenens
VP Product Marketing
Skyline Communications
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.
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Room: 146 A/B
Moderator
Ms Aarti Holla-Maini
Secretary General
Global Satellite Operators Association (GSOA)
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 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 open technologies - if so, where's the evidence? Produced in Partnership with EMEA Satellite Operators Association (ESOA). 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
D'mani Harrison-Porter
Marketing Manager
NanoRacks LLC
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).
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm
Room: 145 A/B
Global government and military organizational leaders and policy makers join their commercial satellite industry partners in conversations about how today's satellites can help achieve critical missions. The Government & Military Forum gives attendees invaluable access to the latest perspectives on ensuring national security, protecting the warfighter, and sharing life-saving intelligence from space, as well as the need for responsible and effective space policy. Produced in Partnership with the Satellite Industry Association (SIA)

Thursday, March 24

8:30 am - 9:00 am
Room: Room 146 Foyer
Rob Meyerson
Founder and CEO
Delalune Space
Andrew Rush
President & COO
Redwire
Nuno Sebastião
Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Feedzai & Investor
Neuraspace
Dr. Sara Spangelo
CEO
Swarm Technologies, Inc.
Moderator
Rafferty Jackson
Investor, Advisor, Director
Jack Industries
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
KYMETA CORPORATION
Mr. David Bettinger
CEO
SpaceLink
Tina Ghataore
Chief Commercial Officer
Mynaric USA
Luigi Pasquali
CEO
Telespazio S.p.A.
John Rood
Chairman and CEO
Momentus
Debra Facktor
Head of U.S. Space Systems
Airbus U.S. Space and Defense Inc.
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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.