NASA SMALL SPACECRAFT TECHNOLOGY

NASA Ames Research Center plays an important role in small spacecraft program and technology development. This year’s exhibit showcases the capabilities, investments, and opportunities offered by small spacecraft organizations resident at Ames.

At Ames since 2012, the Small Spacecraft Technology program expands U.S. capability to execute unique and more affordable missions through rapid development and in-space demonstration of capabilities for small spacecraft. SSTP enables new mission architectures to expand the reach of small spacecraft to new destinations, and challenging environments.

Established in 2017, the Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute leverages the growing small spacecraft community and identifies emerging technology opportunities. It provides an efficient communications channel for industry, academia, and other government agencies.

Ames’ Engineering Directorate supports the full mission life cycle for spacecraft from concept development, mission design, rapid prototyping, and mission implementation. Expertise spans flight hardware development including swarm technology, integration and testing, launch, and mission operations.

Company Websites:

https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/small_spacecraft

https://www.nasa.gov/smallsat-institute

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/ames/engineering/smallsat



Event Contacts


Name Roger Hunter Scott Richey
Title Small Spacecraft Technology Program Manager, NASA Ames Research Center Chief, Mission Design Division, NASA Ames Research Center
Email Roger.C.Hunter@nasa.gov Charles.S.Richey@nasa.gov
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CRYSTAL INSTRUMENTS

Founded in 1996, Crystal Instruments (CI) is a leading manufacturer of dynamic measurement, signal analysis, and vibration testing equipment. Crystal Instruments is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, the center of Silicon Valley. Currently, CI products are distributed in over 40 countries around the world.

Crystal Instruments founders James Zhuge Ph.D and Justin Tang previously founded Dactron, which established industry benchmarks with innovative technology. Zhuge and Tang continue leading innovation with Crystal Instruments today, driving the development of the most technologically advanced products available in the market including the newly released EDM Modal – a comprehensive modal analysis software suite.

Company Website: http://www.crystalinstruments.com

Event Contact


Name Ali Farrokhian
Title Western Regional Sales Manager
Email ali@go-ci.com
Tel (408) 986-8880
Cell (408)-745-9778

ANALYTICAL GRAPHICS, INC.

Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) provides commercial software for designing, developing and operating missions within the aerospace and national security communities. Used by more than 50,000 engineers, operators and analysts worldwide, AGI software avoids the cost of reinvention, eliminates stovepipes and reduces risks associated with unproven tools.

In addition, AGI, the developers of Systems Tool Kit (STK), supports the small satellite community by providing software for aerospace engineers which enables them to perform satellite subsystem trade studies, predict RF communication links and evaluate solar power generation to name a few. To learn more, visit us at www.agi.com.

Company Website: http://www.agi.com

Event Contacts


Name Roger Martinez Todd Modi
Title Systems Engineer Account Executive
Email rmartinez@agi.com tmodi@agi.com
Tel 6109818000 6109818000
Cell (408) 429-0895 (720) 231-5252

ECM LAUNCH SERVICES

ECM Launch Services is a German company, spin-off from the Department of Aeronautics of the Technical University of Berlin. It was founded in 2010 to provide professional launch services for SmallSats.

Since 2010, ECM has been launching American and European SmallSats from 1U CubeSats to microsatellites up to 300 kg and has become one of the leading SmallSat launch providers. With a variety of launch opportunities to different orbits and always focusing on an individual approach to each SmallSat Customer, ECM aims to provide the most optimal launch solutions in terms of budget, schedule and orbital parameters.

For more information, visit us at Entry Foyer, Booth #E5!

Company Website: http://www.ecm-space.de

Event Contacts


Name Walter Ballheimer Elsa Schneider
Title Director, Business Development Director, Sales & Marketing
Email walter.ballheimer@ecm-space.de elsa.schneider@ecm-space.de
Tel
Cell +491724380100

SPACE FLIGHT LABORATORY (SFL)

SFL builds big performance into smaller, lower cost satellites. Small satellites built by SFL consistently push the performance envelope and disrupt the traditional cost paradigm. Satellites are built with advanced power systems, stringent attitude control and high-volume data capacity that are striking relative to the budget. SFL arranges launches globally and maintains a mission control center accessing ground stations worldwide. The pioneering and barrier breaking work of SFL is a key enabler to tomorrow’s cost aggressive satellite constellations.

Company Website: http://www.utias-sfl.net

Event Contacts


Name Robert E. Zee Freddy M. Pranajaya
Title Director Deputy Director, Innovation
Email rzee@utias-sfl.net freddyp@utias-sfl.net
Tel 416-667-7400 416-667-7890
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AZISTA AND BST AEROSPACE

Berlin Space Technologies is a global leader in high performance small satellite systems. Azista Aerospace is high tech supplier with more than 25 years of space manufacturing experience. Together Azista and BST have teamed up to form the new global power-house in mass manufacturing of satellites. Engineered in Germany and manufactured in India – with a team of 175 people and more than 60,000sqft of the most modern satellite design and manufacturing facilities, Azista and BST are excellently positioned to bring your constellation to orbit – on time and on budget.

Company Website: http://azistaaerospace.com/

Event Contact


Name Tom Segert
Title Director of Berlin Space Tech
Email segert@berlin-space-tech.com
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DEEP SPACE INDUSTRIES, INC.

Deep Space Industries is a space resources company evolving the technologies to find, harvest, and supply the asteroid resources that will transform the space economy, as well as delivering robust technology products for the most demanding space applications. Realized from a unique combination of propulsion and spacecraft expertise, DSI’s high-performance spacecraft components, developed in support of asteroid mining, enhance and enable innovative satellite missions in Earth orbit and beyond, opening deep space for business and making near-Earth orbit missions more affordable and accessible.

Our first, stand-alone commercial product, Comet, is a unique, highly customizable water-based thruster. This commercial rideshare-approved unit delivers superior performance at a better price point than its competitors while mitigating risk through the use of an inert propellant and a mature, proven, and reliable technological foundation

Company Website: http://www.deepspaceindustries.com

Event Contact


Name Peter Stibrany
Title Chief Strategist
Email peter.stibrany@deepspaceindustries.com
Tel 6504047808
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CORNWALL UK

Cornwall is home to a rapidly growing satellite and space cluster in South West England, including the global communication site at Goonhilly Earth Station and Spaceport Cornwall at Cornwall Airport Newquay, a future UK satellite launch location offering an end-to-end satellite design, launch and track solution. Both sites are operationally-ready providing exceptional testing environments for pioneering space technologies.

Cornwall UK is also home to the South West Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications and Avanti Communications.

Cornwall UK is home to cutting edge RD&I across a range of sectors including health technology, marine technology, agricultural technology, creative/digital industries, cyber security, smart transport and earth observation. With readily available infrastructure and financial support available through ERDF-funded projects for small and large enterprises in research, development and innovation, Cornwall is one of the best locations in the world to establish your satellite or space business.

Company Website: http://www.spaceportcornwall.com/

Event Contacts


Name Gail Eastaugh James Fairbairn
Title Programme Manager Business Engagement Manager
Email gail@aerospacecornwall.org james@aerospacecornwall.org
Tel +441872322523
Cell +441209614047 +447496840668

VACCO INDUSTRIES

VACCO specializes in design and production of engineered fluid controls for human-rated, long duration and expendable space applications. Proven Valves, Regulators, Filters, Couplings, Refueling Mechanisms, Welded Manifolds, and highly-integrated ChEMSTM Modules are available for applications ranging from cryogenic to high pressure and hazardous propellants. Reliable heritage products for Intelligent solutions.

Company Website: http://www.vacco.com/

Event Contact


Name Manan
Title Applications Engineer, Marketing/Sales-Aerospace
Email mparikh@VACCO.com
Tel (626) 258-6814
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COMTECH COMMAND & CONTROL TECHNOLOGIES

Comtech Command & Control Technologies (aka TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. – TCS) specializes in affordable, high-precision tracking antennas optimized for LEO and MEO satellite missions like Remote Sensing, Earth Observation, and Communications. C&CT is an industry-leading full service provider of integrated ground station equipment and services for satellite and launch vehicle telemetry, tracking and commanding, and we provide high reliability EEE parts management for spacecraft manufacturers. We offer the industry’s largest family of durable and low-maintenance X/Y pedestal antennas that eliminate the keyhole at zenith, cable wrap, and backlash. We also make our own low-loss radomes, as well as carbon fiber shaped reflectors, which enable lightweight, high performance, multi-band antennas. C&CT provides complete engineering services for all ground station related operations, specializing in launch support, range safety, satellite TT&C, and communication systems. We are focused on customer service, technical excellence, and speed of delivery. With more than 40 years in the industry, C&CT is devoted to providing customers with the most cost effective approach to ensure mission success even under the most difficult technical and environmental conditions.

Company Website: http://www.trackmysat.com

Event Contact


Name Jay Moody
Title Strategic Accounts Manager
Email Jay.Moody@comtechtel.com
Tel 310-803-3641
Cell 310-803-3641