Industry, government and academic leaders focused on space situational awareness are meeting in Hawaii Sept. 20-23 for this year’s Advanced Maui Optical and Space Surveillance Technologies Conference.

Two cubesats after launch from the International Space Station's Small Satellite Orbital Deployer. Credit: NASA
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Lt. Col. Scott Putnam, 18th Space Control Squadron commander, addresses members in attendance during an assumption of command ceremony, July 22, 2016, Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif. Putnam assumed command of the 18th SPCS, the newest space surveillance unit that will fall under the 21st Space Wing. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Robert J. Volio)
Doug Loverro, deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy, speaks Sept. 21 at the AMOS conference. Credit: AMOS conference.
George Nield, associate administrator for the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation. Credit: SpaceNews/Tom Kimmell
The Midland International Air & Space Port is already home base for two entrepreneurial space firms: XCOR and Orbital Outfitters, which took this photo during their 2014 groundbreaking.
Applied Minds, Inc. created a vision of how to achieve optimal SSA through the “ JSpOC of the Future” demonstration at their Glendale, California, facility. The company designed and built a fullscale, multi-faceted command center mockup that demonstrated advanced tools and techniques for distributed collaboration, data fusion, visualization, and adaptive planning. Credit: U.S. Air Force Research Lab
Lockheed Martin has built a scaled-down version of the U.S. Air Force’s next-generation space surveillance system in New Jersey. Credit: Lockheed Martin.
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