MIT Samberg Conference Center, March 11th, 2018
Light breakfast & coffee served.
Background on MIT Sloan Astropreneurship and Space Industry Club (ASIC) and the logistics of the New Space Age Conference.
Barret Schlegelmilch / Co-President, MIT ASIC
An overview of the current state of the space industry and the next boundaries that humanity is pushing through international collaboration on our way to the stars.
Dr. Dava Newman / MIT Apollo Program Professor, Former NASA Deputy Administrator
A presentation on United Launch Alliance's roadmap towards a sustainable cislunar economy and beyond.
Bernard Kutter / Advanced Programs Group Chief Scientist, United Launch Alliance
A panel discussion on the current state and collaborative nature of the international space industry with representatives of companies from China, Norway, and Japan.
Katherine Monson / Business Development Director, Kongsberg Satellite Services (Norway)
Nobu Okada / Founder and CEO, Astroscale (Japan)
Sidney Nakahodo / Co-Founder and CEO, New York Space Alliance (USA)
Fabien Jordan / Founder and CEO, Astrocast (Switzerland)
Light refreshments served.
A presentation on the issue of orbital debris and how Astroscale is building a sustainable business around solving this important problem.
Nobu Okada / Founder and CEO, Astroscale
Learn how the original Iridium telecommunication constellation was saved from destruction and how this paved the way for the new Iridium NEXT constellation.
Dan Colussy / Former CEO and Chairman, Iridium Holdings LLC
A presentation by the FAA Office of Commercial Space Transporation on their role in encouraging safe and sustainable growth in the private space industry through regulation.
Hear from Blue Origin about the current development of their new orbital rocket New Glenn and other exciting updates.
Erika Wagner / Business Development Manager, Blue Origin
A presentation on Boeing HorizonX's guiding strategy of identifying startups developing revolutionary concepts around the world and their involvement with the emerging New Space industry.
Logan Jones / Managing Director of New Business Horizons, Boeing HorizonX
A panel discussion by representatives from several organizations that have become increasingly involved in funding space-focused ventures.
Tess Hatch / Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners
Hunter Ashmore / Investing Principal, Boeing HorizonX
Roshan Patel / Associate, Space Angels
Matt Thoms / Vice President, Allied Minds
Harry Dhillon / Corporate Development Lead, Lockheed Martin Space
Light refreshments served.
Hear from former nuclear submarine officer and current NASA astronaut Captain Stephen Bowen (USN) about NASA's human spaceflight activities and their interactions with the commercial space industry.
CAPT Stephen Bowen / Astronaut, NASA
A discussion about Praxis, Inc.'s efforts to deliver innovative and economically sound solutions to some of space's biggest challenges.
Tony Marzi / General Manager, Praxis, Inc. (A Technology Service Corporation Company)
Join the VP of Raytheon Space Systems for a presentation on Raytheon's work in making space safer and more accessible for all.
Wallis Laughrey / Vice President of Space Systems, Raytheon
Learn about Sierra Nevada Corporation's development of the Dream Chaser space plane and plans for its future use.
Mark Sirangelo / Corporate VP of Space Systems, Sierra Nevada Corporation
Steven Link / Co-President, MIT ASIC
Appetizers and drinks served.