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July 2020

SPACEX DEMO-2 CREW NEWS CONFERENCE FROM ISS, July 31, 2020, Earth orbit, 10:45 am ET

(NASA TV)

The crew of the SpaceX Demo-2 crewed flight test, NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, will hold a news conference on July 31, 2020 at 10:45 am ET from the International Space Station (ISS).  They arrived at ISS on May 31 and will depart on August 1 for the trip home, with splashdown on August 2 (weather permitting).

Also aboard ISS is NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, who arrived on a Soyuz spacecraft with two Russian cosmonauts, Anatoly Ivanishin and Ivan Vagner.  The three of them will return to Earth in October.

Behnken, Cassidy and Hurley will all participate in the July 31  news conference, which will be broadcast on NASA TV.

 

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JUSTICE IN SPACE (AMERICAN BAR ASSOCIATION), July 31, 2020, virtual, 1:00-1:30 pm ET

The American Bar Association’s annual meeting will take place virtually this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.  The meeting is July 29 to August 4, 2020, but most is unrelated to space activities.

On July 31, however, there is a session on “Justice in Space” where NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and Acting Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations Mike Gold will discuss the Artemis Accords for activities on the lunar surface.  It is 1:00-1:30 pm ET (12:00-12:30 pm Central Time as posted on the agenda).

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.

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August 2020

UPDATED TIME

RETURN OF SPACEX DEMO-2, Aug 1-2, 2020: undocking Aug 1, 7:34 pm ET, splashdown Aug 2, 2:48 pm ET

(NASA TV)

Update, August 2:  The splashdown time has been slightly modified to 2:48 pm EDT instead of 2:42 pm EDT.

Original Entry: The SpaceX Demo-2 crewed test flight to the International Space Station is scheduled to end on August 2, 2020.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley launched on May 30 and arrived at the ISS on May 31. They have been conducting various tests of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, which they named Endeavour, and performing other tasks (including four spacewalks by Behnken).

They will undock from the ISS on August 1 at 7:34 pm ET and splashdown on August 2 at 2:42 pm ET.

NASA TV coverage begins at 9:10 am ET on August 1 with a short farewell ceremony, and resume at 5:15 pm ET with departure preparations through splashdown and recovery.

Crew Dragons are designed to splash down in the ocean like Mercury, Gemini and Apollo.  For this flight, SpaceX and NASA have identified seven potential ocean landing sites on the East or West coast of Florida off Cape Canaveral, Daytona, Jacksonville, Panama City, Pensacola, Tallahassee, or Tampa.  This particular Crew Dragon spacecraft has limited wind margins making weather a particular constraint, hence the need for so many alternatives.  Future vehicles will not be as limited.

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SPACEX DEMO-2 POST-SPLASHDOWN NEWS CONFERENCE, Aug 2, 2020, JSC, 4:30 pm ET

Update, August 2:  The time has been moved up to 4:30 pm ET.  NASA finally revealed who the participants are this afternoon:

  • Jim Bridenstine, NASA Administrator
  • Steve Stich, Commercial Crew Program Manager
  • Joel Montelbano, ISS Program Manager
  • Gwynne Shotwell, President, SpaceX
  • Crew-1 crew (for the first operational Crew Dragon flight, expected in late September)
    • Michael Hopkins (NASA)
    • Vic Glover (NASA)
    • Shannon Walker (NASA)
    • Soichi Noguichi (JAXA)

Original Entry: NASA will hold a news conference on August 2, 2020 at 5:00 pm ET following the splashdown of the SpaceX Demo-2 crewed test flight, scheduled for 2:42 pm ET that afternoon.  It will be broadcast on NASA TV.

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley are the crew of Demo-2.  They were launched on May 30 and arrived at the International Space Station on May 31.  They will undock from the ISS on August 1 and splashdown off the East or West Coast of Florida on August 2 (weather permitting).

Participants in the post-splashdown press conference are:

  • NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine
  • Commercial Crew Program representative
  • International Space Station representative
  • SpaceX representative
  • NASA Astronaut Office representative
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LAUNCH INDUSTRY PANEL + SMALLSAT PREVIEW (Space News), Aug 3, 2020, virtual, 11:00 am ET

Space News will hold a series of webinars from August 3-6, 2020 in conjunction with the 34th annual Small Satellite Conference (SmallSat 2020), which is virtual this year.

The first is on August 3, 2020 at 11:00 am ET.  The topic is “Launch Industry Panel + SmallSat Preview.”  More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.

Participants and the agenda are:

SpaceNews Senior Staff Writer Jeff Foust talks with executives of several launch companies about the state of the smallsat launch sector. Panelists include:

  • Peter Beck, CEO of Rocket Lab
  • Brad Schneider, chief revenue officer of Firefly Aerospace
  • TBD, Virgin Orbit

The webinar begins with a brief interview with SmallSat conference organizer Marianne Sidwell about how to get the most out of this year’s virtual Small Satellite Conference.

The session concludes with a SpaceNews reporter roundtable about what to expect in the week ahead.

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SPACES FOR ALL HUMANKIND: FACILITATING DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE AEROSPACE EVENTS, Aug 3, 2020, virtual, 12:00-1:00 pm ET

As a side meeting of the SmallSat 2020 conference (which is virtual this year), the Aerospace Diversity and Inclusion Task Force will hold a webinar on August 3, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET on “Spaces For All Humankind: Facilitating Diverse and Inclusive Aerospace Events.”

Participants are:

Your moderators

  • Caroline Juang (Columbia University, she/her)
  • Amy Huynh (UC Irvine, she/her)

Your presenters

  • Khristian Jones (Brooke Owens Fellow Class of 2019, she/her)
  • Chanel Richardson (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, she/her)
  • Anna Voelker (The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy, they/them)
  • Michaela Deming (The Ohio State University Department of Astronomy, she/her)
  • Rikhi Roy (Georgia Institute of Technology, Aerospace Systems Design Lab, she/her)

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.

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NASA TOWN HALL MEETING AT SMALLSAT CONFERENCE, Aug 3, 2020, virtual, 1:00-3:00 pm ET

NASA will hold a Town Hall meeting at the 2020 SmallSat Conference on August 3, 2020 from 1:00-3:00 pm ET (10:00 am – 12:00 pm Mountain Time).  SmallSat is being held virtually this year.  Times on the agenda are in Mountain Time (add 2 for Eastern).

The two-hour meeting has a long list of participants.  According to the session description, the purpose is:

In its 9th year, the Annual NASA Town Hall meeting is a forum for scientists and technologists to hear about NASA’s current and future plans for small satellite missions and related technologies in the Space Technology (STMD), Science (SMD), and Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorates (HEOMD). This forum is designed to inform participants on upcoming funding opportunities for various types of projects across NASA. A status of 2020 Small Spacecraft Technology Program missions and solicitations is a focal point of the meeting.

 

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SMALLSAT KEYNOTE ADDRESS BY NRO DIRECTOR SCOLESE, Aug 3, 2020, virtual, 3:00 pm ET

Chris Scolese, Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), and former Director of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, will give the keynote address at this year’s Small Satellite Conference (SmallSat), which is being held virtually August 1-6, 2020.

His address is on August 3 at 3:00 pm ET (1:00 pm Mountain Time).

More information is on the event’s website.  Note that all times on the agenda are in Mountain Time (add 2 for Eastern).

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VIRGIN ORBIT AT SMALLSAT 2020, Aug 3, 2020, virtual, 5:00-6:00 pm ET

Virgin Orbit will hold a webinar in conjunction with the Small Satellite Conference, which is virtual this year because of the coronavirus.  The webinar is on August 3, 2020 from 5:00-6:00 pm ET (2:00-3:00 pm Pacific Time).

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.

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NOW VIRTUAL, ONE DAY

SPACE AND MISSILE DEFENSE (SMD) SYMPOSIUM, Aug 4, 2020, virtual, 9:00 am ET

Update, July 2:  Because of the coronavirus pandemic, this symposium now will take place virtually and only on one day, August 4, 8:00-11:30 am and 12:30-6:30 pm Central Time (add 1 for Eastern Time).  Organizers are calling it vSMD for virtual Space and Missile Defense.

More information, including the agenda, is on the event’s websiteNote that times on the agenda are in Central Time.

Original Entry: The annual Space and Missile Defense Symposium will take place August 4-6, 2020 at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, AL.

Details are on the event’s website.

 

 

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SASC HRG ON DOD NOMINATIONS, Aug 4, 2020, DC, 9:00 am ET

The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) will hold a hearing on August 4, 2020 at 9:00 am ET in G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building on the nominations of four individuals for positions at the Department of Defense.

The nominations include Shon Manasco to be Under Secretary of the Air Force and John Whitley to be DOD’s Director of Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation (CAPE).

The hearing will be webcast on the committee’s website.  The Capitol Complex remains closed to the public because of COVID-19, so the public must watch the webcast.

 

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SPACE WEATHER AND SMALL SATELLITES: HOW THE SUN IMPACTS LEO, Aug 4, 2020, virtual, 10:00-11:15 am ET

The Secure World Foundation and the University of Colorado Boulder will hold a webinar on August 4, 2020 from 10:00-11:15 am ET on “Space Weather and Small Satellites:  How the Sun Impacts LEO.”  It is in conjunction with the Small Satellite Conference (SmallSat 2020), which is being held virtually this year.

Speakers are

  • Matt Angling, Ionospheric Programme Manager, Spire
  • Tom Berger, Executive Director of the Space Weather Technology, Research, and Education Center, University of Colorado Boulder
  • Sean Bruinsma, Head of the Space Geodesy Office, CNES French National Center for Space Studies
  • Janet Green, Physicist, Space Hazards Applications
  • Moderator: Josh Wolny, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.   Check that website for updates on participants.

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INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION R&D CONFERENCE 2020 (ISSRDC 2020): TECHNICAL SESSION 3, Aug 4, 2020, virtual, 11:00 am-12:50 pm ET

The International Space Station R&D Conference will take place virtually in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.  The conference is organized by the American Astronautical Society (AAS) for NASA and the ISS National Lab (also known as CASIS).

The conference will have three days of plenary sessions (August 27, September 17, and October 22), plus seven days of technical workshops (July 28-29, August 4, August 6, September 22-24.)

The complete agenda for all the sessions is on the event’s website.

The technical session on August 4 is 11:00 am – 12:50 pm ET on the topic of Organoids/Microphysiological Systems.

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BLACKJACK: DARPA’S BIG BET ON SMALL SATELLITES (Space News), Aug 4, 2020, virtual, 11:00 am ET

Space News will hold a series of webinars from August 3-6, 2020 in conjunction with the 34th annual Small Satellite Conference (SmallSat 2020), which is virtual this year.

On August 4 at 11:00 am ET, the topic is “Blackjack: DARPA’s Big Best on Small Satellites.”  More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.

Participants and the agenda are:

Blackjack Deputy Program Manager Stephen Forbes will discuss the latest developments in a SpaceNews webinar moderated by national security reporter Sandra Erwin.

Forbes will be followed by an all-industry panel featuring executives from companies that are developing, producing and integrating technologies for the Blackjack program.

Bill Schum, Blue Canyon Technologies
Eric Goodman, Lockheed Martin
Andrew Berg, Loft Orbital
Jason Kim, Raytheon

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SPACEX DEMO-2 CREW NEWS CONFERENCE POST-RETURN, Aug 4, 2020, JSC, 4:30 pm ET

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley, the crew of the SpaceX Demo-2 crewed test flight, will hold a news conference at Johnson Space Center on August 4, 2020 at 4:30 pm ET, two days after returning to Earth.

The duo launched on May 30 and arrived at the International Space Station on May 31.  They are scheduled to undock on August 1 and splashdown in the ocean off the East or West Coast of Florida on August 2 (weather permitting).

 

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SERVING SOCIETY WITH SPACE DATA — SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING (SWF/SPACE ENABLED), Aug 5, 2020, virtual, 10:00-11:30 am ET

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and Space Enabled will hold the next in their series of webinars about the role of space activities in supporting the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) on August 5, from 10:00-11:30 am ET.  This event focused on SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing.

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.  The event is in conjunction with the Small Satellite Conference (SmallSat 2020), which is being held virtually this year.

Speakers are:

  • Janet Zhou, Deputy Director Strategy, Planning and Management for the Pneumonia, Enteric and Diarrheal Diseases, and Maternal, Newborn & Child Health Discovery & Tools, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Andrew Zolli,  VP Global Impact Initiatives, Planet
  • Felipe C. Mandarino, Geographer, Pereira Passos Institute
  • Moderator: Krystal Azelton, Director of Space Applications Programs, Secure World Foundation

This series is described as follows:

Co-hosted by the Space Enabled research group and the Secure World Foundation, this virtual series aims to engage a multi-sector audience in discussions on how space technologies and geospatial applications contribute to better outcomes in critical fields around the world, such as energy, food security, poverty, and governance. Held twice a month, the events will bring together stakeholders working in companies, nonprofits, academia, and government to highlight initiatives taken to progress toward the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) using a truly transformative multi-stakeholder approach. The series will highlight real-world case studies as well as opportunities and challenges for expanding the use of satellite data in efforts to achieve the SDGs. This series seeks to look at ongoing work by a variety of actors, with a special focus on development and humanitarian projects.

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INNOVATION IN NATIONAL SECURITY SPACE: SMALLSATS IN THE FUTURE ARCHITECTURE (Space News), Aug 5, 2020, virtual, 11:00 am ET

Space News will hold a series of webinars from August 3-6, 2020 in conjunction with the 34th annual Small Satellite Conference (SmallSat 2020), which is virtual this year.

On August 5 at 11:00 am ET, the topic is “Innovation in National Security Space: Smallsats in the Future Architectures.”  More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.

Participants and the agenda are:

SMC Portfolio Architect Col. Russell Teehan and Director of Innovation and Prototyping Col. Joseph Roth will discuss the future of the national security space architecture and future capabilities in a conversation with Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews national security reporter.

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ON-ORBIT AI & CLOUD COMPUTING (ATLANTIC COUNCIL), Aug 5, 2020, virtual, 12:00 pm ET

The Atlantic Council’s GeoTech Center in partnership with Unibap will hold a webinar on August 5, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET to discuss “On-Orbit AI & Cloud Computing.”

The event’s website describes it this way:

The conversation looks into the opportunities afforded by on-orbit AI and cloud computing. Questions that the panelists will answer include:

  1. What impacts on business models and geopolitical decisions will a higher degree of timely global information from intelligent processing on earth observation and remote sensing give?
  1. Will a capability of on-board autonomy operations and automated mission planning be key enablers to provide timely, low-latency and low-cost user information? Are there differences if you consider constellations of smaller satellites or a few larger more capable satellites?
  1. How will future science, exploration missions, and human settlements on the Moon and Mars benefit from a higher degree of on-orbit AI and cloud computing?
  1. Will we see the same driving forces behind on-orbit cloud computing services as we have experienced for cloud computing for ground-based services?
  1. Will the capability for on-orbit cloud technologies bring forward an echo system of applications that can be deployed with high flexibility supported by new commercial models (i.e. pay-as-you-go)?

A video introducing the SpaceCloud system solution for Machine Learning and Cloud Computing will be aired before the event begins. The video, produced by Unibap and its US partners, provides additional information on how capabilities for near real-time processing and AI can be utilized on a 6U CubeSat in the NASA HyTI mission. More information about the video will be shared at the beginning of August.

That is all the information as of August 2.  Check the event’s website for more recent information.

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COMMERCIAL SMALLSAT POLICY 101 (SIA), Aug 5, 2020, virtual, 12:00-1:00 pm ET

The Satellite Industry Association (SIA) will hold a webinar on August 5, 2020 from 12:00-1:00 pm ET on “Commercial Smallsat Policy 101.”  It is a side event to the SmallSat conference that is taking place virtually this year.

Participants are:

Moderator:

  • Tom Stroup, President, SIA

Panelists:

  • Henry Gola, Partner, Wiley Rein
  • Nathan Johnson, Associate Counsel, Regulatory Affairs & Compliance, Planet
  • Michael Mineiro, VP Legal, Regulatory, & Government Affairs, HawkEye 360

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website, which says: “The discussion will cover spectrum issues, remote sensing policy, orbital debris, current legislative issues impacting the smallsat community, and more.”

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MAXAR 2Q2020 FINANCIAL RESULTS TELECON, Aug 5, 2020, virtual, 5:00 pm ET

(webcast)

MAXAR Technologies will hold its 2nd Quarter 2020 financial results telecon on August 5, 2020 at 3:00 pm Mountain Time (5:00 pm ET).

The telecon will be webcast.

More information is on the event’s website.

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