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SmallSat & Space Access Summit

Wednesday, June 7 @ 8:00 am - Thursday, June 8 @ 5:00 pm

Defense Strategies Institute is proud to host the 6th Annual SmallSat & Space Access Summit. This comprehensive two-day summit will bring together leaders across DoD, IC, Federal Government, and industry to discuss the advancements in commercial and government small spacecraft and launch capabilities.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Lt Gen Phillip A. Garrant, USAF: Deputy Chief of Space Operations, Strategy, Plans, Programs and Requirements, USSF
  • Dr. Derek Tournear, SES: Director, Space Development Agency
  • Maj Gen John M. Olson, USAF: Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of Space Operations; JADC2 & ABMS Lead, USSF
  • Clare A. Hopper: Chief, Commercial Satellite Communications Office, USSF
  • Julie Kearney: Chief, Space Bureau, FCC
  • Sandra Auchter: Director, National Geospatial-Intelligence – Denver
  • Daniel Murray: Executive Director, Office of Operational Safety, Office of Commercial Space Transportation, FAA
Topics of Discussion Include:
  • Modernizing Regulatory Framework to Enable Development and Growth of Novel Commercial Space Capabilities
  • Expanding US Space Transportation Infrastructure in Support of Commercial Launch Capabilities
  • Delivering Space-Based Capabilities to the Joint Warfighter through LEO SmallSat Constellations
  • Leveraging Commercial Satellite Services to Increase Accessibility and Affordability
  • Unifying US Space Operations and SATCOM Capabilities for Continued US Space Domain Dominance



Wednesday, June 7 @ 8:00 am
Thursday, June 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Defense Strategies Institute
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Sunset Room at National Harbor
137 National Plaza
Oxon Hill, MD United States
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