Jun
9
5:05 pm17:05

Networking Happy Hour

Celebration with panelists, speakers, and attendees. 

Branded tables for networking and showcasing:

HBS A&A

Harvard SEDS

Boston University – Rocket Propulsion and SEDS

Lightspeed Innovations

Jun
9
4:30 pm16:30

SEDS USA – New Generation

MIT-SEDS, MIT Rocket Team, MIT Kit-Cube and BU-SEDS will showcase some of the projects that they are working on.  This will allow other students to see where they can get involved, and allow industry members to get a better idea of what interesting projects we are all working on.

MIT-SEDS

MIT Rocket Team

BU-SEDS

MIT Kit-Cube

BU Rocket Propulsion Group

Jun
9
2:10 pm14:10

Becoming a multi-planetary species: the case of Mars

Why the next step is to become a multi-planetary species and the related challenges of this step, including logistics, and the required economic drivers and enablers of the commercial utilization of space. 

Andrew Owens / PhD Fellow, MIT Systems Engineering Research Group

Keegan Kirkpatrick /  Team Lead, Redworks

Dr. Jekan Thanga /  Assistant Professor, Space and Terrestrial Robotic Exploration (SpaceTREx) Laboratory, Arizona State University

Jun
9
1:00 pm13:00

The Importance of Asteroids

How to think about asteroid missions, how to get started with them, and why resources need to stay in Space

Akshay Patel / VP Strategy and Business Development, Planetary Resources

Jun
9
11:20 am11:20

Satellites and New Developments

Brian will discuss on the commercial opportunities of innovation and microsats as a tool, if not a complete platform benefit from the change from an industry perspective.

Brian Mengwasser / Lead of Innovation Projects, SES Satellites

Jun
9
10:40 am10:40

Innovation and New Space Initiatives

Dr. Hussain will discuss on recent breakthroughs in composites used in space applications as well as present and future space new space initiatives undertaken under Boeing’s leadership.

Dr. Naveed Hussain / Boeing Engineering and Technology

Jun
9
9:55 am09:55

Astropreneurship: Funding and Execution

Discussion on how New Space companies are getting funding, and what the unique challenges and differences are for astropreneurs.

Yonatan Winetraub / Co-founder, SpaceIL

James Wolff / Co-founder and CEO, D-Shape Enterprises; Co-founder, Deep Space Industries

Richard Godwin / President, Space Tech Holdings

David Mitlyng / SVP Business Development, BridgeSat

Jun
9
9:10 am09:10

Astropreneurship and New Space Incubators

Discussion on Space 3.0, Lightspeed Innovations, Allied Minds, and SVSC, and how these entities see “new space” as fertile ground for the next wave of innovative start-ups.

Dr. Lisa Porter / Executive VP and Director, CosmiQ Works

Ellen Chang /  Founder and CEO, Wharton Aerospace and Lightspeed Innovations

Richard Rocket / Co-founder and CEO, New Space Global

Sean Casey / Founder and Managing Director, Sillicon Valley Space Center

Jun
9
8:10 am08:10

FUTURE OF HUMAN SPACEFLIGHT AND THE OVERVIEW EFFECT

Dr. Hoffman will give a speech titled “The Future of Human Spaceflight” to kick off the event; Frank White will discuss on how the Overview effect and the humanity’s change in perspective driven by space exploration. 

Dr. Jeffrey Hoffman /  Director, MIT Man Vehicle Lab

Frank White / Author of "The Overview Effect"