12–14 September 2017
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

Forum Schedule

Industry, academia, and government leaders share their perspectives on the new challenges, future opportunities, and emerging trends in the global space industry. Plenary sessions examine some of the most critical issues today. The Forum 360 panel discussions build on the themes and discussions of each day’s opening plenary session, adding a layer of content and context that enhances the value of your forum experience. These discussions also give you time to interact with industry leaders in more intimate settings, enabling meaningful communication, and stimulating greater insight into the critical issues of the day. An innovative and extensive technical program provides the latest in innovative research and developments that will drive advancements in space.

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Sunday–Monday 10–11 September 2017

0800–1700 hrs   Decision Analysis Course

Monday, 11 September 2017

0800–1700 hrs Space Standards and Architecture Workshop
1800–1930 hrs   Student Reception

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Tuesday, 12 September 2017

0715–0745 hrs
In session rooms
  Speakers' Briefing
0745–0945 hrs  

 Keynote: Robert Lightfoot, Acting Administrator, NASA

Panel: Dealing with Complex Systems: How the Pendulum Has Swung from Apollo Through Today

Panelists will discuss the development and implementation of complex systems from the Apollo era through the present in the context of decision making, risk posture, systems engineering techniques, etc.

  • David A. Dress, Acting Deputy Director, Space Technology and Exploration Directorate, NASA Langley Research Center (Moderator)
  • William H. Gerstenmaier, Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations, NASA
  • Michael Ryschkewitsch, Head, Space Exploration Sector, Applied Physics Laboratory, Johns Hopkins University
  • Richard Cook, Associate Director for Flight Projects and Mission Success, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Walter Cunningham, Apollo VII Astronaut
  • David Giger, Senior Director, Dragon Development Engineering, SpaceX

0930–1230 hrs   Exposition Hall Open

0945-1015 hrs

  Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
1015–1245 hrs   Technical Sessions
1245–1400 hrs   Lunch Break
1400–1530 hrs Forum 360 - Transformation of the Space Coast
  • Ray Lugo, Director, Florida Space Institute (Moderator)
  • Robert D. Cabana, Director, NASA John F. Kennedy Space Center
  • Frank DiBello, President and CEO, Space Florida
  • Brig. Gen. Wayne R. Monteith, Commander, 45th Space Wing, U.S. Air Force (Invited)
1400–1530 hrs Forum 360 - Six Themes in Space Transportation Mission Directorate Strategic Framework
  • Stephen Jurczyk, Associate Administrator, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA (Moderator)
1400–1700 hrs   Exposition Hall Open
1530–1600 hrs   Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
1530–1830 hrs   Technical Sessions
1830–1930 hrs   von Kármán Lecture in Astronautics 
1930–2100 hrs   Reception and Poster Session in Exposition Hall

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Wednesday, 13 September 2017

0730–0800 hrs
In session rooms
  Speakers' Briefing
0800-0930 hrs   Plenary: Commercial Perspectives
0915-1600 hrs   Exposition Hall Open
0930–1000 hrs   Networking Coffee Break in Exposition Hall
1000-1230 hrs   Technical Sessions
1400-1530 hrs   Forum 360: Commercial Crew
  • Kathy Lueders, Program Manager, Commercial Crew Program, NASA (Moderator)
1400–1530 hrs   Forum 360 - On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing
  • Benjamin Reed, Deputy Division Director, Satellite Servicing Projects Division, NASA
  • Fred Kennedy, Deputy Director, Tactical Technology Office, DARPA
  • Frank DeMauro, Vice President & General Manager, Advanced Programs Division, Orbital ATK
  • Steve Oldham, Senior Vice President, Strategic Business Development, SSL
  • Justin Kugler, Director, Business Development, Made in Space, Inc.
  • Terri O'Connell, Archinaut Program Manager, Northrop Grumman Corporation
  • Trudy Kortes, Program Executive, Technology Demonstration Missions, Space Technology Mission Directorate, NASA

1400-1530 hrs
  Forum 360: International Cooperation
1530–1600 hrs   Networking Break in Exposition Hall
1530-1830 hrs   Technical Sessions
1830-1930 hrs   William H. Pickering Lecture: Dr. Ed Stone, Caltech
1945-2100 hrs       Astronaut Stories - a AIAA Foundation Event  

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Thursday, 14 September 2017

0730–0800 hrs
In session rooms
  Speakers' Briefing
0800-0930 hrs   Plenary - Exploration Pioneers: A Langley Perspective on Past Challenges and Future Solution
  • James Hansen, Professor of History and Director, The University Honors College, Auburn University
  • A. Thomas Young, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin (Retired)
  • Delma Freeman, Former Director, NASA Langley Research Center (2002-2003) (Retired)
  • Willaim Barry, Chief Historian, NASA

0930-1000 hrs

  Networking Coffee Break
1000-1030 hrs Commercial GEOINT Activity Overview
1000-1230 hrs   Technical Sessions
1230-1400 hrs   Forum Recognition Luncheon
1400–1530 hrs   Forum 360 - Small Launch Vehicles Update 
1400–1530 hrs Forum 360 - Analogue Research
  • Thomas Potts, Director, Aquarius Reef Base, Florida International University
1400–1530 hrs Forum 360 - Five Frontiers in Planetary Exploration
1530-1600 hrs   Networking Coffee Break
1530-1830 hrs   Technical Sessions

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Dates to Remember

  • Manuscript Deadline: 16 Aug 2017
  • Early Bird Reg Deadline: 22 Aug 2017
  • Cancellation Deadline: 28 Aug 2017

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