Viasat Inc. (NASDAQ: VSAT), a global communications company, today announced that Viasat Executive Chairman Mark Dankberg and former NASA Administrator and current Viasat Board Member, Jim Bridenstine, will provide a keynote presentation at tomorrow’s 7th Annual SmallSat Symposium. The live keynote will be broadcast for free on It will also be recorded and available on-demand following the event.

In a fireside chat, Dankberg and Bridenstine will discuss what’s needed to ensure safe access to space, specifically addressing ways to ensure low earth orbit (LEO) does not become unusable. Topics to be covered include: the need for domestic and international cooperation and what is required to drive a global regulatory framework; key issues around remediation and mitigation tactics looking beyond space situational awareness and space traffic management; and the overall implications, consequences and significance of not taking action on the total space ecosystem.

Event details:

Date: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 

Time: 12:00pm – 12:45pm Pacific Time

Format: Fireside chat

Webcast link

For specific conference information, or to register for the SmallSat Symposium, please contact the organization directly. The on-demand version of the keynote will be made available on

About SmallSat Symposium 2022

SmallSats now account for 97% of satellites launched and almost half of all upmass. With hundreds of SmallSat projects underway, this massive shift in satellite markets is poised to only accelerate in the near term. That being said, the SmallSat Symposium brings together leaders focused on driving change and identifying critical trends in the disruptive space technology industry. It presents an ideal environment for open communications, important networking and critical insight to be shared.

About Viasat

Viasat is a global communications company that believes everyone and everything in the world can be connected. For more than 35 years, Viasat has helped shape how consumers, businesses, governments and militaries around the world communicate. Today, the Company is developing the ultimate global communications network to power high-quality, secure, affordable, fast connections to impact people’s lives anywhere they are—on the ground, in the air or at sea. To learn more about Viasat, visit:, go to Viasat’s Corporate Blog, or follow the Company on social media at: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter or YouTube.