17–19 September 2018
Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Florida

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Sunday, 16 September, 2018

0800-1700Advancing Propulsion for Hypersonic Flight Course
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course explores revolutionary methods of high speed air-breathing propulsion (HAP) as they are needed to extend the flight regime of aircraft and improve Earth-to-orbit vehicles. You’ll learn about the technologies required for the successful development of dual-mode scramjet engines for hypersonic aircraft, and it also addresses several combined cycle propulsion options for reusable aerospace vehicles.  

0800-1700Space Standards and Architectures Course
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course is intended for individuals and organizations that desire to increase their teams’ understanding of the benefits of and the usability of (1) Space Standards and (2) Architecture Framework. The audience should be spaceflight mission planners, designers and engineers that seek guidance on the broad space standards environment and techniques to “harvest” the most beneficial standards to be applied to their missions. 

0800-1700Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering Course
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

This course will be of interest to systems engineers, program/project managers, software engineers, Information Technology Specialists, educators and other professionals that need to learn how to integrate program management and systems engineering.  You’ll learn how to apply systems engineering processes, tools, methods and techniques on program management’s organizing and staffing, planning, performance measurement, decision, and cost control for an accurate Earned Value Measurement System (EVMS).

 

1800-1930Student Welcome Reception
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Monday, 17 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0930Plenary Session
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1230-1400Networking Lunch on Own
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1530Forum 360: Complex System Evolution – Balancing Technical, Political, and Environmental Factors for Success
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Reflect on past vs. today for complex systems in the context of technology advancements, teaming practices, politics, budgeting, and a 24 hour news cycle. How have these topics/practices evolved and what has been the effect on developing systems? How do these topics/practices affect our ability to design, build, and deliver systems today? 

1400-1530Forum 360: On-Orbit Servicing – Status and Progress of a Revolutionary Capability
1400-1530Forum 360: Additive Manufacturing to Advance Hypersonics Capabilities
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
1800-1900Pickering Lecture - The Search for Exoplanets
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Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0930International Collaboration and Challenges
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1230-1400Awards Luncheon and Thompson Lecture
1400-1530Forum 360: Pioneering Space - Charlie Trimble and the Commercialization of GPS
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

The David W. Thompson Lecture in Space Commerce provides annual recognition to a prominent industry leader or team who have created or grown a space-related business and generated substantial economic benefits and market value. The award is sponsored and endowed by Orbital ATK, to commemorate the long and distinguished career of commercial space pioneer, David W. Thompson.

This year's inaugural award honors Charles R. Trimble, founder and former President and CEO of Trimble Navigation. Mr. Trimble was the original pioneer in commercial GPS equipment and related services and established Trimble Navigation in 1978 above an old theater in the heart of Silicon Valley; creating an entire industry in the process. 

This Forum 360 Session will be a "fireside chat" of sorts, with Charlie joined by his contemporary and fellow pioneer Dr. Brad Parkinson, space policy expert and Executive Secretary of the National Space Council Dr. Scott Pace, and current Trimble executive Bryn Fosburgh. These luminaries will reflect and reminisce on the technical, programmatic, and policy decisions that led to the creation of GPS and the dramatic proliferation of government, commercial, and consumer applications it has spawned. Orbital ATK CEO Dave Thompson will facilitate what promises to be a lively conversation.

David W. Thompson (Moderator - Invited)-President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATKDavid W. Thompson (Moderator - Invited)President and Chief Executive Officer, Orbital ATK
Bryn Fosburgh-Senior Vice President, Trimble, Inc.Bryn FosburghSenior Vice President, Trimble, Inc.
Scott Pace (Invited)-Executive Secretary, National Space CouncilScott Pace (Invited)Executive Secretary, National Space Council
Bradford Parkinson (Invited)-Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford UniversityBradford Parkinson (Invited)Professor Emeritus, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Stanford University
Charles Trimble-Founder and Former President and CEO, Trimble Inc.Charles TrimbleFounder and Former President and CEO, Trimble Inc.
1400-1530Forum 360: Cis-Lunar Economy Development
1400-1530Forum 360: Commercial Crew - The Newest Ride to LEO
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
1800-1900Lecture
1900-2000Lecture
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Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

0730-0800Speakers' BriefingRoom: Session Rooms
0800-0930New Directions in Space Exploration
0930-1000Networking Break
1000-1230Technical Sessions
1230-1400Networking Lunch on Own
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

Take this time to have lunch with a colleague or someone new.

1400-1530Forum 360: What Does It Take to be Top Employer in the New Space Age?
SESSION DESCRIPTION: 

As the commercialization of space takes hold, competition for the best and brightest talent is coming from all sides—legacy space agencies and companies, and a range of newcomers producing launch, satellite, and services to mine space for exploration and in pursuit of an entirely new global economy that has no ruling authorities, no boundaries, and plenty of unknowns. This session will look at Aviation Week’s latest data on what is required to attract employees in this new environment – and at responses provided by SPACE Forum attendees this week.

1400-1530Forum 360: Small Launch Vehicles
1530-1600Networking Break
1530-1800Technical Sessions
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