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SAE Media Group are proud to be hosting the 4th annual Military Space USA conference, which will be taking place on the 5th and 6th of June 2023.

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With briefings, discussions, technology demonstrations and panels, Future Military Space USA will provide an unmatched opportunity for space professionals to examine the US space enterprise. Focusing on a number of key mission areas relevant to all space Warfighters, this conference remains the pre-eminent forum to learn how the US and its allies will forge the future of military space.

What’s different this year?

The US DOD’s space enterprise has undergone a seismic shift in the last couple of years: from the establishment of USSPACECOM and the US Space Force to the overhaul of space acquisition currently underway, the pace of change signals the DOD’s intent to remain in the ascendancy in this critical domain.

That’s is what makes the 4th annual Military Space USA Conference 2023 a must-attend event.

Now more than ever, US space assets are vulnerable to enemy interference both on earth and on orbit, and an overreliance on space-based capabilities necessitate a far greater investment in resilient systems to mitigate this vulnerability. Closer to home, prohibitively long and complicated procurement processes remain a significant block to rapid capability development. It’s these significant challenges that will be discussed by the military space community at this conference and why you cannot afford to miss out.
 

The only event that will: Deliver real insight and genuine learning experiences which can be applied to help forge the future of military space.

With briefings, discussions, technology demonstrations, and dedicated time to disruptive technology, Future Military Space USA will provide platform for space professionals to examine these challenges.

Networking Opportunities:

  • Meet and network with over 150 attendees from defence agencies, militaries and governments and industry
  • Get over 6 hours of networking breaks, drinks receptions, dinners, and more
  • Engage with industry leaders in the space domain, including disruptive space companies across the Silicon Valley and established space industry primes

Conference Features:

  • An unmatched array of speakers from across the US military space enterprise, including Space Systems Command and the US Space Force
  • Key programme updates from the US, Canada, UK and France
  • Specific sessions on Threats from leading experts
  • Carefully selected topic themes, including architecture modernization, responsive launch, industry collaboration, and small satellites
  • A range of key international partners, who will present their vision for future space operations in coalition

With briefings, discussions, technology demonstrations, and dedicated time to disruptive technology, Future Military Space USA will provide platform for space professionals to examine these challenges.

 

 

This is THE community meeting place dedicated to Future Military Space. This year’s event will bring you access to key stakeholders across military, government, and industry to discuss the future of the sector. Enjoy unparalleled networking opportunities with senior leaders in the Space Community.

National militaries:
• Military Space operations leaders
• Equipment procurement officers
• Technical experts

Industry:
• Businesses looking to break into the market
• Established players looking to expand their contacts
• Developers and innovators in military space technology

Conference programme

8:15 Registration & Coffee

9:05 Chairman's Opening Remarks

Douglas Loverro

Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, US DOD
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9:15 Addressing the Threat Alongside Our Partners and Allies

Dr Stephen Pluntze

Dr Stephen Pluntze, Executive Director Partnership Office, Space Systems Command, USSF
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9:45 AFRL/RAPID and the Hybrid Space Architecture

Dr Michael J Starks

Dr Michael J Starks, Lead Rapid Architecture Prototyping and Integration Demonstration RAPID Laboratory, AFRL
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  • The Rapid Architecture Prototyping and Integration Development (RAPID) Laboratory is a partnership between the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and the Space Warfighting Analysis Center (SWAC) focused on validating and refining US Space Force (USSF) future Force Designs
  • RAPID uses modeling and simulation, high-fidelity hardware- and software-in-the-loop testing, and on-orbit experimentation to validate Force Design assumptions relating to technology readiness, integration, performance and scalability
  • RAPID is working across DoD and industry to ease and accelerate the pivot to the Hybrid Space Architecture, specifically in the areas of data transport and positioning, navigation and timing
  • This briefing outlines the vision and goals for RAPID and the role it can play as the community builds the USSF architectures of the future
  • 10:15 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Sense --> Make Sense --> Act: Optimizing Our Nation’s Future Space Sensing Architecture

    Colonel Michael Borbath

    Colonel Michael Borbath, IMA to the PEO for Space Sensing Space Systems Command, USSF
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    11:30 LEO, MEO, GEO or all of the above?

    Rick Lober

    Rick Lober, Vice President and General Manager, Hughes Network Systems
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  • The advent of LEO - its advantages and disadvantages.
  • LEO and DoD needs
  • How do we optimize across orbits?  NMS and RF challenges 
  • The “do it all antenna”?
  • How SDN optimizes the network
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 Allied Keynote: 3 CSD: Developing, Delivering and Assuring Defence Space Capabilities

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson, Commander, 3 Canadian Space Division, Canadian Armed Forces
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  •  Key taskings of 3 CSD
  • Space-based support of military operations both at home and abroad
  • Defending and protecting military space capabilities, including in collaboration with its allies and partners 
  • Working within Canada’s Defence Policy; Strong, Secure, Engaged
  • 13:20 Allied Perspective: The UK’s SKYNET Programme and Future UK Architecture Plans

    Wing Commander Richard Crouch

    Wing Commander Richard Crouch, UK Liaison Officer to the US Space Systems Command, UK Strategic Command

  •  The key drivers for SKYNET – availability, coverage, flexibility, and interoperability
  • Other UK space programmes of note, and how our allies can join with us
  • Allied by design: why our future architecture will be designed to be interoperable and how we will achieve this
  • 13:40 Allied Perspective: French MoD MilSatCom Strategy and SYRACUSE IV

    Lieutenant Colonel Yann Roberge

    Lieutenant Colonel Yann Roberge, French liaison Officer - US Space Command, French Space Command

  • MILSATCOM strategy of the French MoD – delivering information 
  • Superiority in France and other operating theatres 
  • SYRACUSE IV - providing new space and ground capabilities
  • Cooperation activities and Space assets valorization
  • 14:00 Joint Allied Q+A

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson

    Brigadier General Mike Adamson, Commander, 3 Canadian Space Division, Canadian Armed Forces
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    Wing Commander Richard Crouch

    Wing Commander Richard Crouch, UK Liaison Officer to the US Space Systems Command, UK Strategic Command

    Lieutenant Colonel Yann Roberge

    Lieutenant Colonel Yann Roberge, French liaison Officer - US Space Command, French Space Command

    Dr Stephen Pluntze

    Dr Stephen Pluntze, Executive Director Partnership Office, Space Systems Command, USSF
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    14:30 Afternoon Tea

    15:15 Gaining the Maneuver Advantage in Space: Propulsion for Defense in the New Space Age

    Mark Stokes

    Mark Stokes, CEO, Magdrive
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  • The limitations of modern propulsion systems, and the advantage of the Magdrive
  • The importance of maneuverability for the new space age
  • How stochastic movement will make defense satellites untraceable
     
  • 15:35 Developing Educational Tools for the Midshipmen and Future Naval Space Officers at the USNA

    Commander Michael Sanders

    Commander Michael Sanders, Assistant Professor, United States Naval Academy
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  • Getting students hands on with our modular CubeSat system
  • Teaching more space operations as USNA refurbishes its space operations center
  • Adding more operations experiences, giving Midshipmen a wellrounded aerospace engineering education starting with the initial concept, leading to a design and build, and finally ending with satellite operations
  • 16:05 The Galaxy Program: Acquisitions & Leadership Development to Shape the Future of the Space Force

    Captain Ben DeMarr

    Captain Ben DeMarr, Program Manager, Next Gen Overhead Persistent Infrared OPIR Mission Payloads, Space Systems Command, USSF

  • What is the Galaxy program and why was it set up?
  • Key lines of effort since it’s founding: travel and development opportunities
  • Delivering improved rapid acquisition processes and solutions for some of the Warfighter’s most desired needs
  • 16:35 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day One

    Douglas Loverro

    Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, US DOD
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    8:15 Registration & Coffee

    9:05 Chairman's Opening Remarks

    Douglas Loverro

    Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, US DOD
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    9:15 USSPACECOM Capability Development to Ensure Future Space Dominance

    Thomas Lockhart

    Thomas Lockhart , Capability and Resource Integration Director, USSPACECOM
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    9:45 SATCOM Integrated Operations Division Mission Brief

    Michael Connell

    Michael Connell, Operations Manager, SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD
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  • Fighting SATCOM 
  • Organization Structure
  • SATCOM Warfighter Operations Cell
  • 10:15 Morning Coffee

    11:00 Systems Engineering (SE) Challenges and Opportunities

    Quentin Dierks

    Quentin Dierks, Chief Engineer Space Vehicles Directorate, AFRL

  • Space experimentation across the multi-domain
  • Predicting, designing, and managing space experiments in various domains
  • The Promised Land: effective and efficient space experimentation across all domains
  • 11:30 Navigation Technology Satellite - 3 and the Push for Robust and Resilient Positioning, Navigation, and Timing

    Arlen Biersgreen

    Arlen Biersgreen, Program Manager, NTS-3 Vanguard, Transformational Capabilities Office, AFRL
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  • Contested GPS and Dept of the Air Force enterprise approaches to mitigating the threat
  • Resilient PNT collaboration across Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Navigation Technology Satellite - 3 as an integrated demonstration of advanced satellite navigation to augment GPS
  • Considerations for future space-based PNT architectures
  • 12:00 Networking Lunch

    13:00 SCOUT Space: How Startups Contribute to National Security Space Innovation

    Sergio Gallucci

    Sergio Gallucci, Co-Founder & CTO, SCOUT Inc.
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    13:15 Stell: Creating Software Infrastructure to Strengthen the Industrial Base

    Malory Mclemore

    Malory Mclemore, CEO & Co-Founder, Stell
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    13:30 Disruptive Technology Panel: Exploring the Impact of Disruptive Technology on the Future of Military Space Technology

  • What opportunities do companies like yours provide the the defense sector, that traditional industries might not?
  • What challenges do you face in trying to work with government agencies? What needs to be different?
  • How can traditional industries work with you to better enhance collaboration and development?
  • Mark Stokes

    Mark Stokes, CEO, Magdrive
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    Sergio Gallucci

    Sergio Gallucci, Co-Founder & CTO, SCOUT Inc.
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    Malory Mclemore

    Malory Mclemore, CEO & Co-Founder, Stell
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    14:00 Afternoon Tea

    14:45 Tailoring Deterrence for China in Space

    Krista Langeland

    Krista Langeland, Senior Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation
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  • America's space capabilities are integral to economic prosperity, national defense, and military operations
  • Protecting these capabilities and deterring any activity that could degrade them is vital to national security
  • China regards space capabilities as both a key enabler and a means of bolstering its overall strength, and views the United States as an obstacle to these goals
  • Deterring China in space should be a priority for the United States and its allies and partners
  • 15:00 Commercial Perspectives on Threat in Space

  • Commercial actors also have a stake in security-related space norms
  • New forms of commercial participation in the norm development process
  • Cases of possible threats to commercial satellites and space activities to derive potential security-related norms that could benefit from commercial involvement
  • Robin Dickey

    Robin Dickey, Policy Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation
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    Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson, Senior Policy Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation
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    15:15 Near Peer Focus: China in Context

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, USAF
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  • China’s space capability and what this means for the West
  • Chinese anti-satellite technology: implications for the US 
  • China’s Military-Civil Fusion Strategy and Space
  • 15:30 The Future of China in Space

    Daniel Rice

    Daniel Rice, China Military and Political Strategy SME, Marine Corps University
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  • Space's role in China’s C4ISR architecture
  • China’s LEO strategy: Offensive and defensive
  • The Belt and Road Initiative and Space: Connecting domains
  • China’s ambitions for the moon
  • 15:45 Joint Threats Q+A

    Krista Langeland

    Krista Langeland, Senior Physical Scientist, RAND Corporation
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    Robin Dickey

    Robin Dickey, Policy Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation
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    Sam Wilson

    Sam Wilson, Senior Policy Analyst, The Aerospace Corporation
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    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney

    Dr Brendan S. Mulvaney, Director, China Aerospace Studies Institute, USAF
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    Daniel Rice

    Daniel Rice, China Military and Political Strategy SME, Marine Corps University
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    16:15 Chairman’s Closing Remarks and Close of Day Two

    Douglas Loverro

    Douglas Loverro, President, Loverro Consulting, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, US DOD
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    Program Manager, NTS-3 Vanguard
    Transformational Capabilities Office, AFRL
    Commander, 3 Canadian Space Division
    Canadian Armed Forces
    Program Manager, Next Gen Overhead Persistent Infrared OPIR Mission Payloads
    Space Systems Command, USSF
    IMA to the PEO for Space Sensing Space Systems Command
    USSF
    Assistant Professor
    United States Naval Academy
    China Military and Political Strategy SME
    Marine Corps University
    President
    Loverro Consulting, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Space Policy, US DOD
    Director
    China Aerospace Studies Institute, USAF
    Lead Rapid Architecture Prototyping and Integration Demonstration RAPID Laboratory
    AFRL
    Executive Director Partnership Office
    Space Systems Command, USSF
    Director, Commercial Services Office
    Space Systems Command
    Senior Physical Scientist
    RAND Corporation
    Director
    SpaceWERX
    French liaison Officer - US Space Command
    French Space Command
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Stell
    CEO
    Magdrive
    Operations Manager
    SATCOM Integrated Operations Division SIOD
    Chief Engineer Space Vehicles Directorate
    AFRL
    Vice President and General Manager
    Hughes Network Systems
    Policy Analyst
    The Aerospace Corporation
    Senior Policy Analyst
    The Aerospace Corporation
    Co-Founder & CTO
    SCOUT Inc.
    Capability and Resource Integration Director
    USSPACECOM
    UK Liaison Officer to the US Space Systems Command
    UK Strategic Command

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    Magdrive is revolutionizing spacecraft propulsion with a next-generation technology. Our high power electric plasma thruster combines high maneuverability and high efficiency, with a low mass. This groundbreaking technology unlocks new capabilities in space superiority by extending satellite lifetimes, enabling repeated close proximity operations, and stochastic movement to make defense satellites untraceable.


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