SmallSat 2018 | The show in pictures

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Smallsat 2018 is underway in Logan, Utah, and our photographer is getting great shots of new hardware and other photo-worthy highlights of the 32nd Conference on Small Satellites. Here are some of the best so far. Be sure to come back for the latest.

 

Enpulsion conducts an electric propulsion demonstration in a vacuum at the SmallSat conference. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Enpulsion conducts an electric propulsion demonstration in a vacuum at the SmallSat conference. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

People enjoy the patio and warm weather at the SmallSatellite conference at Utah State University. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
People enjoy the patio and warm weather at the SmallSatellite conference at Utah State University. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Thrusters on display at the Arianespace booth at the SmallSat conference at Utah State University. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Thrusters on display at the Arianespace booth at the SmallSat conference at Utah State University. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Tom Walkinshaw with cubesats in the foreground at the Alba Orbital Ltd. exhibit. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Tom Walkinshaw with cubesats in the foreground at the Alba Orbital Ltd. exhibit. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

A "space unicorn" on display at the ISIS (Innovative Solutions in Space) exhibit. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
A “space unicorn” on display at the ISIS (Innovative Solutions in Space) exhibit. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Jimmy Bilello from the University of Buffalo is seen through an OMV as he talks to Hallie Walden at the MOOG exhibit. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Jimmy Bilello from the University of Buffalo is seen through an OMV as he talks to Hallie Walden at the MOOG exhibit. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Astrocast CFO Kjell Karlsen wears a VR headset at the D-Orbit booth before Astrocast and D-Orbit signed a launch agreement Aug. 7. Behind him are D-Orbit CCO Renato Panesi (right) and Astrocast CEO Fabien Jorda. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Astrocast CFO Kjell Karlsen wears a VR headset at the D-Orbit booth before Astrocast and D-Orbit signed a launch agreement Aug. 7. Behind him are D-Orbit CCO Renato Panesi (right) and Astrocast CEO Fabien Jorda. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

D-Orbit CCO Renato Panesi (right) and Astrocast CEO Fabien Jordan pop a bottle of champagne after signing a launch agreement Aug. 7 at the SmallSat. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
D-Orbit CCO Renato Panesi (right) and Astrocast CEO Fabien Jordan pop a bottle of champagne after signing a launch agreement Aug. 7 at the SmallSat. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Jason Sievert with ATA Aerospace carries a GoPro Omni around the exhibit area at SmallSat. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Jason Sievert with ATA Aerospace carries a GoPro Omni around the exhibit area at SmallSat. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Arianespace exhibit at the SmallSat conference. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Arianespace exhibit at the SmallSat conference. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

People attending the SmallSat conference at Utah State University walk past a logo sticker pointing them toward the exhibit hall. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
People attending the SmallSat conference at Utah State University walk past a logo sticker pointing them toward the exhibit hall. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Roccor CEO Doug Campbell in the background of the Roccor exhibit at the SmallSat conference. Roccor specializes in power and comms for satellites. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Roccor CEO Doug Campbell in the background of the Roccor exhibit at the SmallSat conference. Roccor specializes in power and comms for satellites. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Enpulsion has IFM Nano Thruster on display at its exhibit in the Field House. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Enpulsion has its IFM Nano Thruster on display at its exhibit in the Field House. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

A reflection in a solar panel at the DHV Technology booth at SmallSat.
A reflection in a solar panel at the DHV Technology booth at SmallSat.  (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

ÅAC Clyde CEO F. Brent Abbott (right) talks to Jared Bottoms of Kepler Communications at the AAC Clyde booth across from the dining hall in the Taggart Student Center. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
ÅAC Clyde CEO F. Brent Abbott (right) talks to Jared Bottoms of Kepler Communications at the ÅAC Clyde booth across from the dining hall in the Taggart Student Center. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Sarah Hinze of Firefly Aerospace talks with O'brien Rossi at the Firefly exhibit.
Sarah Hinze of Firefly Aerospace talks with O’brien Rossi at the Firefly exhibit. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Glenair Interconnect Solutions booth in the exhibit hall.
Glenair Interconnect Solutions booth in the exhibit hall. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Huber+Suhner is exhibiting its spacecraft connectivity solutions at SmallSat. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Huber+Suhner is exhibiting its spacecraft connectivity solutions at SmallSat. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

Attendee visits the Rocket Lab exhibit at the Small Satellite Conference. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
Attendee visits the Rocket Lab exhibit at the Small Satellite Conference. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

The July 30 issue of SpaceNews peeks out of an attendee swag bag at SmallSat registration. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
The July 30 issue of SpaceNews peeks out of an attendee swag bag at SmallSat registration. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)

 

The calm before the SmallSat storm. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)
The calm before the SmallSat storm. (Keith Johnson for SpaceNews)