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May 6-12, 2019 / Vol 38, No 18 / Hawai’i Island, USA

3 May 2019, 20:20 UTC
May 6-12, 2019 / Vol 38, No 18 / Hawai’i Island, USA
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Satellite 2019 Conference in Washington DC to Feature VP Pence, NASA Head Bridenstine

Satellite 2019 is being held at Walter E. Washington Convention Center May 6-9, themed The Business of Meaningful Connections. More than 15,000 people are expected to attend from 105 countries, including 310 speakers and 340 exhibitors. Monday Keynote will be given by (L-R) USA Vice President Mike Pence discussing national space strategy. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine will kickoff the Wednesday Awards Luncheon and speak about new commercial partnership opportunities for NASA space exploration, science and sustainability projects. The conference includes Startup Space competition and pitch workshop, tech demos, satellite 101 education event and a Satellite Lunar Ball celebrating Apollo@50. SGx Keynotes Series, created in partnership with Space Generation Advisory Council and Future Space Leaders Foundation, includes UNOOSA Director Simonetta Di Pippo, Sirisha Bandla from Virgin Orbit, Alissa Haddaji from COSPAR, Talal Kaissi from UAE Space Agency, Melissa Sampson from Ball Aerospace, Thomas Zurbuchen from NASA and representatives from the National Space Council, SEDs, SWF, Blue Origin, Spire and Momentus. Other sessions will cover launchers, satellite applications and communication services, funding, international cooperation, empowering women and cultivating diversity in aerospace, and orbital debris. The International Academy of Astronautics ...

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