Michelle Mendes, Executive Director and President of the CSCA said of the Symposium technical speakers, “the breadth and depth of this year’s program of technical papers reflects the CSCA’s dynamic membership and the potential that smallsat technologies present for Canada. Our technical committee evaluated many excellent abstracts and those that we’ve chosen augment our specific program streams.”
A full list of speakers that is being updated is available here.
Launch Providers in the House
While ridesharing will get small satellites into space, they usually are not on the customers preferred schedule. 2018 will see more dedicated small satellite launch companies actually launching. Here’s a list of the announced companies who will be at SmallSat, though not all will be launching this year.
- Jim Cantrel, Vector Space Systems
- Yarko Pustovyi, Maritime Launch Services
- Francis Joseph, Virgin Orbit
It should be noted that there is at least one workshop scheduled with more possibly being added to the schedule. The current workshop on the program is Investing in Space 101.
Featured Speakers to Date
Along with the list of technical speakers below, the Canadian SmallSat Symposium has so far announced the following featured speakers;
- James Cantrell, CEO and Co-Founder, Vector Launch, Inc
- Nathan DeRuuiter, CEO, Euroconsult (Canada)
- Stephane Germain, CEO, GHGSat
- Luis Gomes, Chief Technologist, Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
- Erwin Hudson, Vice President Telesat LEO, Telesat
- Dr. Michael Simpson, Executive Director, Secure World Foundation
The CCSS18 Technical Program will include the following presentations:
- Ms. Callie Lissinna – University of Alberta ISSET
Transient Thermal Circuit Model of the University of Alberta Ex-Alta 1 CubeSat
- Mr. Stuart Eagleson – Magellan Aerospace
Single GPS Antenna Attitude Vector Pair – NEOSSat Recovery
- Mr. Olivier Daigle – Nüvü Caméras
TRL-5 EMCCD Controller for Space Applications
- Dr. Pooya Sekhavat – MSC Inc.
A Novel Reaction Wheel Desaturation Method Using Satellite Residual Dipole
- Mr. David Ross – Magellan Aerospace
Dust Off Your CubeSat and Get Ready for Launch!
- Mrs. Anais Gagnon – Space Concordia
Benefits of Creating a Space Youth Council
- Dr. Bhairavi Shankar – BeSpacial Consuting Inc.
Using Small Satellite Data to engage the next generation
- Mr. Francis Joseph – Virgin Orbit
LauncherOne: Responsive Launch for Small Satellites
- Mr. Akiv Jihrad – McMaster University
An FPGA-based radiation tolerant flight computer for the NEUDOSE CubeSat
- Mr. Simon Molgat Laurin UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
The NORSAT-2 Microsatellite: Demonstrating Advanced Maritime Communication with VDES
- Mr. Tyler Hrynyk – University of Alberta ISSET
University of Alberta Ex-Alta 1 Cube Satellite for the QB50 Mission
- Mr. Brad Cotton – UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
On-Orbit Results from the ADS-B and Drag Sail Experiments On-Board the CanX-7 Mission
- Dr. Kieran Carroll – Gedex
An Asteroid Lander/Rover for Asteroid Surface Gravity Surveying
- Mr. Abbasi Viqar – Canadian Space Agency
Recovering NEOSSat following major attitude control system failures
- Mr. Warren Soh – Magellan Aerospace
Relative Star Tracker Optical Head Alignment Calibration for the Radarsat Constellation Mission
- Mr. Christopher Robson – University of Alberta ISSET
Simulating Aerodynamic Disturbances on CubeSats
Test Apparatus for Precise Measurement of CubeSat COG and MOI
- Ms. Jennifer Blasko – Swedish Space Corp.
Commercial Ground Systems Increase Small Satellite Impact
- Mr. Robert Magner – UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
Optimization-Based Approach for Target Tracking Attitude Trajectory Generation for DAUNTLESS Bus Missions
- Mr. Kevin Ellis – ARCHTOP Strategic Communications Inc.
Setting A Benchmark for Assessing Canadian Space Sector Strategic Communications Initiatives
- Mr. Mr. Bhavesh Kakwani – McMaster University NEUDOSE Satellite Team
NEUDOSE: A CubeSat to characterize space radiation
- Ms. Michelle Hanlon – ABH Aerospace, LLC
Regulatory Response to the SmallSat Revolution: “There is Nothing We Cannot Do”
- Mr. Adam Svatos – UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory
A prototype 300W power processing unit for a cylindrical Hall thruster
The hotel group rate is available until January 11, so organizers are urging members to book early.
SpaceQ is the media sponsor for the Canadian SmallSat Symposium.