Program Information

Sunday, August 30th, 2020
GOLF OUTING FUNDRAISER
Golf outing to benefit Higher Orbits’ Go For Launch! STEM program for Michigan Students.
WINERY TOUR AND RECEPTION
Aurora Cellars, a full production boutique winery with old world charm nestled in the heart of the Leelanau Peninsula.
Monday August 31, 2020
LAUNCHING MICHIGAN’S SPACE ECOSYSTEM
Segment 1: Spotlight Presentation
Michigan Launch Initiative: Where we are now and where we are heading
Segment 2: Panel Discussion
Michigan Launch Initiative: Economic Growth and Inspired Innovation
Segment 3: Presentation
Developing an East coast High Speed Corridor
Segment 4: Panel Discussion
How Michigan’s Spaceport with Enable Autonomy and Connected Vehicles from Space
FAA LICENSING AND REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
Segment 1: Presentation
New Regulatory Environment and Agile Licensing Processes for the Commercial Space Industry
HORIZONTAL LAUNCH SOLUTIONS AND HYPERSONIC INNOVATION
Spotlight Keynote
Presentation on Horizontal Launch Solutions and Hypersonic Innovation
Segment 1: Panel Discussion
Horizontal Air-Launch Solutions for the SmallSat Market
Segment 2: Panel Discussion
Hypersonic Innovation: Today and Tomorrow
BEYOND COVID-19:
How the Aerospace and Space Industry will Contribute to the Recovery, Restructuring and Growth of the Economy
Segment 1: Fireside Chat
The Changing Landscape and Current State Impact from COVID 19
Segment 2: Presenter
Enabling Novel Experiments in Space: Healthcare Research, Testing and Monitoring in a Microgravity Environment
Segment 3: Panel Discussion
Chemical-Biological-Radiology and Nuclear (CBRN) Safety: Space Sensing and Communications to Counter CBRN Threats
IMPORTANCE OF A U.S. AND CANADIAN SPACE PARTNERSHIP
Segment 1: Panel Discussion
The panel will discuss what the Canadian space industry looks like and what the goals for a Canadian/US partnership.
THE CONVERGENCE OF SPACE-DEFENSE-AUTOMOTIVE:
Exploring exponential advancements in the decades ahead
Segment 1: Spotlight Presentation
The evolution of 5G connected and IoT solutions for autonomy and mobility via non-terrestrial satellite networks.
Segment 2: Panel Discussion
Technology Convergence: Autonomy, AI and Manufacturing
Segment 3: Presentation
How the automotive industry can deliver on high volume satellite manufacturing
Segment 2: Wrap-up and Demonstration
Utilize data link from satellites in LEO to show 5G automotive capabilities
Tuesday September 1, 2020
DEFENDING AND SECURING ORBITAL ASSETS
Space Safety and Sustainability
Spotlight Keynote:
The Intersection of Space Safety and Space Traffic Management
Segment 2: Panel
Space Traffic Management and Defense
WALL STREET SPACE OUTLOOK
Segment 1: Panel
Investment Opportunities in an Evolving Commercial Space Ecosystem
TECHNOLOGY DRIVES OPPORTUNITIES IN SPACE
Investing in an innovative and progressive ecosystem through new capabilities, technologies and systems.
Spotlight Presentation
Manufacturing in Space: Opportunities and Demand in the Commercial Space Economy
Segment 1: Presentation
NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate (STMD) is Fueling the Transformation of Future Space Technology
Segment 2: Presentation
Groundbreaking Innovations in Space Exploration and Aerospace Transportation
Segment 3: Presentation
Low Earth Orbit – The Cornerstone of Human Activity in Space
Segment 4: Panel Discussion
Space Tourism – Where are we heading? Featured discussion on NASA’s experimental supersonic X-59 and the new age of transportation
Segment 5: Panel Discussion
3D Printing: Future visions for space: 3D-printed rockets: Relativity Space aims to revolutionize the industry with its new manufacturing platform using robotics, 3D printing and AI.
NextGEN INNOVATORS:
Spotlight Presentation
The Impact of NextGEN Innovators: Launching Student Inspired Experimental Designs.
Segment 1: Presentation
Go for Launch Student Spotlight
Segment 2: University Project
MASA UMich Base 11 Project
SPACE POLICY AND GOVERNANCE
Segment 1: Panel Discussion
The Laws, Policies and Regulatory Frameworks Governing Commercial Space
CYBERSECURITY IN SPACE
Views from the DoD and Industry
Segment 1: Panel Discussion
Cybersecurity Concerns Across Ground Infrastructure and in Space
Segment 2: Presentation
The Space ISAC: Importance of Collaboration
US SPACE FORCE AND COMMERCIAL SPACE TECHNOLOGIES
Segment 1: Spotlight Presentation
An overview and discussion focusing on the study commissioned by RAND Corp to identify commercial technologies that the Space Force could put into use as well as the potential risks.
Segment 2: Fireside Chat
Integrating DoD architectures and commercial space technology. What is DoD’s reliance on commercial space and why is collaboration a priority.
Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020
BUSINESS TO BUSINESS MEETINGS
Are you interested in networking and developing supply relationships? A limited number of these B2B meetings will be held Wednesday September 2nd

2020 NASS Speaker Lineup

Miguel Ayala

CEO, Exodus Space
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Gavin Brown

Executive Director, MAMA
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David Buck

CEO of The Buck Consulting Group
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Mike Carey

Founder, Atlas Space Operations
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James Cutler

Associate Professor UofM
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Oscar Garcia

CEO of InterFlight Global
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Moriba Jah

Associate Professor, ICES
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Douglas Loverro

President, Loverro Consulting
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Michelle Lucas

Founder, Higher Orbits
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Doug Magyari

Entrepreneur, Founder of IMMY
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Wayne Montieth

FAA Associate Administrator
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Kevin O’Connell

Director, Office of Space Commerce
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Mark Sundahl

Director, Global Space Law Center
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Kevin Walsh

Director of Government Affairs
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Bruce Wright

President, AFA
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