SmallSat 2020 - 34th Small Satellite Conference

SmallSat 2020 - 34th Small Satellite Conference SmallSat 2020 - 34th Small Satellite Conference
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    Utah State University
    Utah State University, Logan UT, USA

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Online, from Logan UT, USA

Update (May 2020)

Because COVID-19 is so unlike anything we have experienced before, it is hard to predict what is yet to come. Our SmallSat team has been working closely with leadership from Utah State University and officials from the local health department to determine the appropriate way forward for the 2020 Conference. SmallSat 2020 will be held in a virtual format with no on-site presence. We have determined that this is the best way to continue to support the industry, while ensuring the safety of each of you. While this format will be different than you are accustomed to, our industry will once again come together this August. We are as committed as ever to you, our SmallSat family, to provide the high-quality technical content you have come to expect. We are working to ensure that this new virtual version of SmallSat 2020 meets the needs of the entire community as best we are able.

I have received phone calls and e-mails from many of you, and recognize the passion you all bring to the work you do every day. I appreciate just how significant industry gatherings and conferences such as SmallSat are to the way you do business, as interacting with customers and collaborators affects your organization’s bottom line. At SmallSat, YOU are our bottom line! To make SmallSat 2020 accessible by all, this year’s Conference will be held free of charge.

Space Mission Architectures - Infinite Possibilities

The demand for global connectivity and ubiquitous access is driving grand endeavors throughout both the public and private space sectors. The proliferated mission architectures needed to support commercially-motivated markets such as broadband communications and remote sensing are becoming increasingly intertwined with missions in support of civil and national security space applications.

As historic barriers to creating large-scale interconnected constellations continue to be overcome through advances in small satellite technologies and launch and ground systems, the emergence of new hybrid architectures are now being envisioned as part of the evolving space ecosystem. Selecting the appropriate architecture, or successfully orchestrating a combination of architectures, is a critical step toward implementing a system that fulfills mission requirements and objectives. Such an effort is becoming an increasingly complex art as there are seemingly infinite solutions. Adding to this complexity is the expectation that most, if not all, missions support security, information assurance, and interoperability.

The 34th Annual Small Satellite Conference will explore the realm of possible space mission architectures and how they can be practically achieved to support the diverse needs of the global space community.