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2023 Space Industrial Conference and SSIB Workshops Agenda

Monday 15 May 2023 – Pre – Conference

1:00 – 2:00 NewSpace Ignitor Pitches  



Designs and manufactures nanocomposite materials for the most extreme environments, allowing customers to achieve their next breakthrough. 


Uses Active Debris Removal technologies to remove uncooperative orbital objects, keeping space clear for all.  


Enabling commercial deep space exploration. Their novel approaches led to being awarded a spot on the Artemis mission.  


Offers precision image processing and data fusion expertise to detect space object events while addressing the most complex space domain awareness challenges. 


Provides space-based, high-performing, secure GPS for the automated and augmented world. 


2:00 – 3:30 Solutions Network Event 

  • Carol Welsch, Creative Research Consulting – Introduction, Primes   
  • Severin Blenkush, Space Advisory Group – Government Contracting  
  • Shawn Usman, Advisor, Space Fund – Investor
  • Arial DeHerrera, NewSpace – Networking Platform  

    Open Networking – Refreshments 

    3:30 – 5:00 Space Policy Exercise 

    Dr. Namrata Goswami, Author, Professor and Consultant 

    This space policy exercise will focus on developing an understanding of the complexities involved towards building an effective space program. Participants will be divided into teams of 10 with specific roles assigned to each player. Individual teams will respond to the scenario provided to them and develop a U.S. space policy that prioritizes and lists which space technologies/capabilities are required to maintain U.S. primacy in space. Participants will dwell into inter-agency processes as well as utilize multi stake-holder negotiations that are part and parcel of space policy development.   

    5:00 – 7:00 Conference Opening – Reception 

    Hotel Albuquerque Portal 

    Tuesday 16 May 2023

    7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast – Arrive 

    8:00 – 8:15 Welcome – NewSpace – Casey Anglada DeRaad, CEO 

    8:15 – 9:00 Keynote: SSIB Key Partners 

    • Major General John Olson, U.S. Space Force 
    • Mr. Steve “Bucky” Butow, Defense Innovation Unit 
    • Dr. Lawrence “Robbie” Robertson, Air Force Research Laboratory  


    9:00 – 9:45 Keynote: Dr. Ezinne Uzo-Okoro, Assistant Director for Space Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

    9:45 – 10:30 Space Solar Power Panel 

    • Dr. Peter Garretson, American Foreign Policy Council, Moderator 
    • James Winter, SSPIDR Manager, AFRL 
    • Dr. Sanjay Vijendran, SOLARIS Lead, ESA 
    • John Bucknell, CEO, Virtus Solis  
    • Casey Anglada DeRaad, CEO, NewSpace 

    10:30 – 11:00 Break 

    11:00 – 11:30 Keynote: Jim Myers, Aerospace Corp 

    11:30 – 12:15 Keynote: International Update: Dr. Namrata Goswami, Author, Professor and Consultant 

    12:15 – 1:00 Lunch – Presentation – Jeremy Leader, COMSO and Peter Garretson, AFPC

    1:00 – 1:45 Want Cutting Edge Tech? Fix the Money:  

    • Laura Winter, The DownLink, a Defense & Aerospace Report Podcast – Moderator 
    • George Pullen, MilkyWay Economy 
    • Chris Quilty, Quilty Analytics 
    • Bruce Cahan, Urban Logic 

    1:45 – 2:15 Keynote: Erin Miller, Exec Director, Space Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Space ISAC) 

    Presentation on the developments in the cyber threat landscape and policy developments in the U.S. as well as Europe. The European Commission is planning on standing up its own Space ISAC, with help from the U.S. The just formed Cislunar Affinity Group, will form the bedrock of cybersecurity information sharing and analysis for that region.

    2:15 – 2:45  Break 

    2:45 – 3:30 Space Industrial Progress:  

    Dr. Peter Garretson, Senior Fellow in Defense Studies, American Foreign Policy Council 

    Scott Maethner, VP of Operations & Integration, NewSpace Nexus 

    • Progress 
    • Survey  
    • Discussion 

    3:30 – 4:00 Keynote: Lt. Gen. John Shaw, Deputy Commander, U.S. Space Command 

    4:00 – 5:00 Space Policy & Finance Working Group Panel 

    • George Pullen, MilkyWay Economy – Moderator 
    • Katherine Koleski, Defense Innovation Unit 
    • Erin Miller, Exec Director, Space Information Sharing & Analysis Center (Space ISAC) 

    The Space Policy & Finance working group will host discussions around the current investment conditions, U.S. supply chains, agility with respect to legacy policy, and supporting allies & regional partners. It will also bring to light issues surrounding ITAR, government purpose rights, and security clearances in the commercial space industry. 

    5:00 – 7:00 NewSpace Nexus Hosted Dinner: NewSpace Launchpad, 2420 Alamo Ave, SE, Suite 104 

    Wednesday 17 May 2023

    7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast – Arrive 

    8:00 – 8:15 Welcome – NewSpace – Casey Anglada DeRaad, CEO 

    8:15 – 9:00 In-space Servicing, Assembly & Manufacturing Working Group Panel 

    • Arkisys Port – (Dan Lopez) Moderator 
    • Kevin DiMarzio – Benchmark Space Systems  
    • Josh Baumann – Rhea Space Activity  
    • Jim Keravala – OffWorld 

    This working group will explore how the U.S. and its allies should advance development on modular, serviceable, and reusable systems and sustainable in-space logistics infrastructure (both physical and digital). Topics will include life extension, robotic repair, refueling, standardization of components and interfaces, and re-entry vehicles. This will include a discussion on implementing the Active Debris Removal Strategy (pending release) and the In-Space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM) National Strategy.  

    9:00 – 10:00 Space Futures 

    This panel will describe the significant efforts the United States Space Force (USSF) has taken since 2021 with respect to Strategic Forecasting.  USSF Space Futures Workshops are engagements with various communities to develop future scenarios, gather inputs, and discuss implications for U.S. national power and security.  These efforts have been designed to support strategic forecasting for the nation’s newest service, informing the missions, capabilities, force structure, operations, and supporting science and technology the USSF will need in the mid and long term.   

    • Joel Mozer, Director of Science, Technology and Research, United States Space Force – Video 
    • Scott Maethner, VP Operations & Integration, NewSpace Nexus – Moderator 
    • David Hardy, Former Associate Deputy Under Secretary of the Air Force for Space, and the Deputy Director, Principal Department of Defense Space Advisor Staff 
    • Lee Steinke, Chief Operating Officer, Cislunar Industries and Interim Chief Operating Officer, Orbit Fab 
    • Martin Edwards, Program Manager at LinQuest Corporation and provides support to the USSF Chief Technology and Innovation Officer’s Director for Analysis 


    10:00 – 10:30 Break 

    10:30 – 11:00 COSMIC: COnsortium for Space Mobility and ISAM Capabilities 

    11:00 – 11:30 Space Industrial Council 

    Industry-led coalition to provide an independent forum committed to understanding and advancing U.S. and allied space priorities. Identify the areas and trends that affect the trajectory for the continued growth of the U.S. space industrial base and the larger global space industrial base as they affect overall civil, commercial, and military power. Casey Anglada DeRaad, NewSpace Nexus, Mike Doyle, Space Northwest, Mir Sadat, Atlantic Council 

     11:30 – 12:15 Workforce, STEM & Education Working Group Panel 

    • Casey Anglada DeRaad, NewSpace Nexus – Moderator 
    • Scott Erwin, Air Force Research Laboratory 
    • Mark Jelonek, Aerospace Corporation 
    • Eric Sanchez, New Mexico State University/Physical Sciences Laboratory 
    • Matt Voss, NearSpace Launch 

    12:15 – 1:00 Lunch – presentation – Chris Quilty

    1:00 – 1:30 Keynote: Dr. Bhavya Lal, NASA Associate Administrator for Technology, Policy, and Strategy, NASA 

    1:30 – 2:15 Space Domain Awareness & Traffic Management Working Group Panel 

    • Joel Sercel, TransAstra (Moderator) 
    • Mir Sadat, Atlantic Council 
    • Troy Morris, KMI
    • Bill Goodman, Goodman Technologies

    2:15 – 2:30 Working Groups Introduction: Steven “Bucky” Butow 

    2:30 – 5:00 Working Groups – Session 1 

    Dinner on your own – NewSpace will provide recommendations 

    Thursday, 18 May 2023

    7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast – Arrive 

    8:00 – 8:30 Welcome – NewSpace – Casey Anglada DeRaad, CEO 

    8:30 – 9:15 Launch Services Working Group – Space Florida Outbrief, Dale Ketchum 

    9:15 – 10:15 Working Groups – Session 2 

    10:15 – 10:45 Break 

    10:45 – 12:15 Working Groups – Session 3 


    12:15 – 1:00 Lunch Open 

    1:00 – 2:30 Working Groups – Session 4 

    2:30 – 3:00 Hybrid Space Communications & Advanced Power & Propulsion Working Groups – Space Northwest Outbrief, Mike Doyle and Stan Shull 

    3:00 – 4:00 Working Groups 1 – 4 Outbriefs 

    Closing Remarks/Discussion