Press Release

The Aerospace Corporation highlights the Future of Space Innovation at Space Symposium

By SpaceRef Editor
April 12, 2018
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The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) will highlight its unique technical expertise and capabilities in developing innovative space technologies for national security and support of space traffic management, mission assurance,  space exploration, and human space flight at the 34th Space Symposium, which runs from April 16-19 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“Aerospace is helping shape our nation’s space enterprise with data-driven solutions and options that are innovative, resilient, and timely,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO. “Through these efforts, we will ensure that the U.S. is positioned to confront evolving threats and leverages promising opportunities across the various domains of space.”
Aerospace’s press kit for Space Symposium will include fact sheets, executive biographies, and related materials to the media briefings and panel discussions at the show.
Note: All briefing and panel discussion times listed below are local to Colorado Springs (Mountain Time):
TUESDAY, April 17 – Location: The Broadmoor Hotel’s Golf Club/Robert Trent Jones Room
2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. | Global Space Exploration Panel
The Aerospace Corporation will kick off a discussion with NASA, various commercial entities, and international agencies about the global space exploration vision, challenges, and partnerships that will be required to achieve a variety of goals.
Featured panelists will include: Edward M. Swallow (moderator), senior vice president, Aerospace’s Civil Systems Group, leaders from NASA’s International Space Station, Exploration, and Technology Directorates, commercial services–supply and transportation entities, and international partners from the European Space Agency and Canadian Space Agency.
WEDNESDAY, April 18 – Location: The Broadmoor Hotel’s Golf Club/Robert Trent Jones Room
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. |Space Traffic Management in the Age of New Space
Learn more about the global space traffic management trends, policies, and new technologies designed to encourage responsible behaviors in space. Get a first look at newly published research from Aerospace experts on GPS transponders in space, space traffic management, remote proximity operations, and much more.
Featured panelists: Dr. Jamie Morin (moderator), executive director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy; Adm. Cecil Haney, USN (Ret.), commander of U.S. Strategic Command, 2013 – 2016, Senior Advisory Council Member, Center for Space Policy and Strategy; Dr. Andrew Abraham, senior member of the technical staff, author of GPS Transponders for Space Traffic Management; Dr. Marlon Sorge, senior project engineer, author of Space Traffic Management in the Age of New Space.
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Innovating in Space the Tech Sector Way
Much of the basic innovation philosophy that drives the tech sector—modularity, open-source, common standards—is finding a new life in space. As the spotlight on space resiliency and affordability becomes more intense, increasing the tempo for technology refresh will be a key enabler.  Aerospace has created a new portfolio of innovation projects under its iLab initiative to accelerate space enterprise innovation.
Featured panelists: Randy Villahermosa (moderator), executive director of Innovation;  Richard Yau, senior engineering specialist; Carrie O’Quinn, senior project engineer, Andre Doumitt, director of Innovation Development.
WEDNESDAY, April 18 – Location: The Broadmoor Hotel – International Center: South
4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m. – Panel: The Promise of Agile Launch
What are the enabling elements needed to achieve a truly successful agile launch operation? Join leading industry experts as they discuss the opportunities and challenges of agile launch services and the market implications for the commercial sector.
Featured panelists: Randolph Kendall (moderator), vice president, Launch Program Operations, The Aerospace Corporation; Joseph Cassady, executive director, Space, Aerojet Rocketdyne; Dr. Fred Kennedy, director, Tactical Technology Office; Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency; Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, commander, 45th Space Wing, and director, Eastern Range, Patrick Air Force Base, U.S. Air Force; Dr. George C. Nield, former associate administrator for commercial space transportation, Federal Aviation Administration; Greg Orndorff, director, government launch sales, Vector Launch, Inc.; Dan Hart, president and CEO, Virgin Orbit.

About The Aerospace Corporation
The Aerospace Corporation is a California nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 3,900 employees. It provides guidance and advice to military, civil, and commercial customers to ensure the success of complex, technology-based programs. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, Calif., with multiple locations across the United States. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter: @AerospaceCorp.

SpaceRef staff editor.