The 2017 SmallSat Symposium is pleased to welcome Agile Communication Systems as a sponsor to this years event.


Pumpkin Space Systems designs and manufactures turnkey satellite solutions for sophisticated government and commercial missions under 25 Kilograms. Complete NanoSats and Cubesat spacecraft from 1U to 12U in size are its sweet spot. With flight heritage on over thirty missions by over a dozen customers, Pumpkin’s industry leading SUPERNOVA bus is modular and adaptable to a wide variety of payloads and missions. It is compatible with CSD dispensers which may be used on all launch vehicles.

Pumpkin offers custom payloads and payload integration, as well as high performance systems including Solar Arrays, Power Systems and structures. Pumpkin was founded 20 years ago and is based in San Francisco.


Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of €64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe’s number one space enterprise and the world’s second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.


ViaSat is in the business to connect the world. As a global broadband services and technology company, we are connecting international communities to the internet by offering residential internet service; enabling passengers and operations crews to stream high-bandwidth media, applications, and content when traveling globally on commercial, business or government aircraft and maritime vessels; and empowering international warfighters on the front lines of battle with real-time, secure internet-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance for high-requirement missions. We deliver and protect information – when and where it is needed most – with our trusted communications ground systems, infrastructure, and services.


Glavkosmos history goes back to February, 1985. The main objectives of the Company consisted in the space activities with foreign partners. Together with departmental structures a number of intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements, in which Glavkosmos was defined responsible for their implementation, was prepared.

Space research and its application for peaceful purposes, both research and development and commercial cooperation in the field of materials science, remote sensing, biology and medicine, solar physics, astrophysics, solar system research, communication, implementation of mutual projects on designing, launching and operating of spacecraft were the priority areas of collaboration. Glavkosmos successfully carried out its international economic activities in the field of rocket and space technologies, research and development works including designing space technology, and also participated in works on conversion subject.

From the very beginning our Company has consistently expanded its successful experience in carrying out commercial projects in the exploration of space for peaceful purposes together with other countries and space agencies and private companies. Nowadays Glavkosmos possesses unique space experience both on Russian and international markets.


dhv_techDHV Technology designs and manufactures fully custom solar panels on PCB substrate or aluminum honeycomb substrate (CFRP), body mounted or deployable. Sensors and other elements could be integrated under customer requirements. DHV Technology has long expertise on photovoltaic technology.

Among others, DHV Technology has manufactured the solar panels for the Italian satellite UNISAT-6 that was launched from Yasni (Russia) on June 19th 2014. The solar panels are working currently under nominal conditions according to the telemetry installed on the Satellite. DHV Technology has signed a contract with G.A.U.S.S. Srl to supply the solar panels of UNISAT-7 that will be launched in 2017.

DHV Technology has participated as well in several projects for 1U, 2U, 3U and PocketQubes. For example, DHV Technology is external provider of solar arrays for TRISAT mission, funded by ESA and developed by Maribor University in Slovenia. It is a 3U CubeSat project with deployable solar arrays.

DHV Technology is very competitive price and very serious in quality and deliveries. DHV Technology is a ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company.

DHV Technology is listed in the NASA publications NASA/TP-2015-216648/REV1 “Small Spacecraft Technology State of the Art” (pp.24-26) within the Small Satellite technology available for the market.

DHV Technology has clean room facilities in Malaga (Spain), so we manufacture solar arrays in a very safe and professional way.

DHV Technology is a company registered in SAM (System for Award Management) from USA government.

DHV Technology is a private company founded in 2013.


mhiSince its foundation in 1884, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been the pioneer in the manufacturing industry, including aerospace rockets. From 2007, we began to provide launch services for commercial and government missions. MHI will continue to make new approaches, and strive to be the best in the space industry.


Orbital Systems is a leading manufacturer of ground station antenna systems including complete cost effective solutions for TT&C antennas used to control and monitor satellites.  Orbital offers antenna positioners and integrated RF subsystems with single or multi-band feeds, upconverters, downconverters and HPAs in X, S and L bands, in sizes from 5m to 1.5m.  Orbital’s field proven antenna systems are fully range tested, reliable and safe, and fully compliant with international standards.


Clyde Space is an award winning globally recognised innovator and supplier of CubeSat and small-satellite systems. Their approach to designing and building spacecraft systems is enabling a new generation of spacecraft for commercial, civil and military applications and is defining the standard for today’s ‘New Space’ revolution.

Now in its 12th year of operation, Clyde Space continues to expand its capability and is now supporting missions at all levels, from conceptual design, development, integration, testing, through to launch and on-orbit operations.

Clyde Space has heavily invested in development over the past year, recruiting heavily, expanding facilities and announced their international expansion plans. The company have over 80 staff and are growing at rate of over 50% per year, a rate on par with their facilities. This increase is enabling Clyde Space to win greater orders and develop over 70 satellites this year alone, 80% of these sales are out with Europe and half of which are US, influencing their decision to internationalize.


sslSpace Systems Loral (SSL) is a leading provider of commercial satellites with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. In addition to its GEO communications satellite expertise the company has launched more than 80 LEO satellites and currently has LEOs in production for communications, earth observation and science missions with customers such as TerraBella, Telesat and RCM. Best known for its satellites and spacecraft systems, SSL also offers full product life cycle support to new space ventures from concept development to space qualification of COTs hardware, affordable access to space through hosted and dispensed payloads, and launch site and on orbit operations support. As a Silicon Valley innovator for more than 50 years, SSL’s advanced product line also includes sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations. For more information, visit For information contact


kratosKratos is the leading global provider of turnkey enterprise-grade ground segment solutions that assure operations and communications performance across satellite, terrestrial and hybrid networks. Products include the Monics® family of industry leading carrier monitoring; interference detection, geolocation and mitigation capabilities; EPOCH® IPS, the leading Command and Control (C2) product; COMPASS® for network monitoring and control and NeuralStar®SQM for end-to-end service management.

Kratos will demonstrate quantum®GND, an easy-to-use, out-of-the- box ground system for small satellites. The quantum family also includes quantumCMD, a C2 solution for small sat fleets or a single satellite, qFEP for front end processing and qRadio for RF signal processing. quantumGND unifies these solutions into a pre-integrated, affordable, turn-key small sat ground system.

With experience spanning 300 missions over 30 years, Kratos assures secure management, delivery and distribution of data and information from space and terrestrial-based platforms for defense, intelligence, government and commercial satellite partners.



Hogan Lovells is a cutting-edge, end-to-end strategic legal practice for satellite system operators, investors, manufacturers, or other transaction parties. We work with those involved in “traditional” space, NewSpace, and government procurements, around the world.

We help companies take their satellite systems from drawing board to implementation, and safely navigate the multi-layered risks and issues they will face. We understand the technology, business, and regulatory issues ahead of you, and know the strategies necessary to achieve real world success. Acting as an integrated part of your team, we work to understand the challenges you face to structure the best transaction for you.

We have a robust inventory of winning resolutions, unparalleled complex deal experience, a cohesive global team approach, and deep industry expertise. We are pioneers alongside our entrepreneurial clients for their most innovative industry developments, providing practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you.

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boeingThe 2017 SmallSat Symposium is pleased to welcome Boeing as a sponsor to this years event.


ballBall Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.


arianespaceArianespace is the world’s leading satellite launch company, providing innovation to its customers since 1980. Backed by 21 shareholders and the European Space Agency, the company offers an international workforce renowned for a culture of commitment and excellence. Arianespace has launched more than half the commercial satellites operating in geostationary orbit today. As of October 29, 2014, 220 Ariane launches, 35 Soyuz launches (9 at the Guiana Space Center and 26 at Baikonur with Starsem) and three Vega launches have been performed. The company’s headquarters is in Evry, near Paris, and has local offices in Washington, D.C. (United States), Tokyo (Japan) and Singapore.