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WELCOME TO 2024

SmallSat Education Conference

Social Events

Art Contests

Hands-on Opportunities

An important East Coast gathering for educators, administrators, and students to learn about CubeSats, ThinSats, and High Altitude Balloon programs.

Early Registration - August 1st

Presentation Abstracts Due - August 23rd

Speaker Notifications - September 6th

Presenter's Slides - October 16th

As the SmallSat Revolution continues to disrupt commercial space, the democratization of space now enables educators access to low Earth orbit. 

Students may now be engaged with authentic experiences and training using various SmallSat platforms.

 

This gathering will provide hands-on opportunities for educators and students of all ages to learn how they may "Go To Space". This event is managed by the Aerospace and Innovation Academy, The Wolfpack CubeSat Development Team, and BLUECUBE Aerospace.

Attendees also have opportunities to network and learn from exhibitors and vendors during the times built into the conference schedule. Please join us for the third annual conference on 26-27 October at the AMF Center for Space Education Building at Kennedy Space Center.

 

As the SmallSat Revolution continues to disrupt commercial space, the democratization of space now enables educators access to low Earth orbit. Students may now be engaged with authentic experiences and training using various SmallSat platforms.

 

This gathering will provide hands-on opportunities for educators and students of all ages to learn how they may "Go To Space". This event is managed by the Aerospace and Innovation Academy, The Wolfpack CubeSat Development Team, and BLUECUBE Aerospace.

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NEXT EVENT

WHEN

26-27 October 2024

10:00AM - 5:00 PM Sat

10:00 AM - 2:15 PM Sun

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WHERE

AMF Center for Space Education, Kennedy Space Center - Visitor Center

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WHO

CubeSat Teams, Academia, Industry, NASA, Military, Educators, and Students

REGISTER 
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Keynote Speaker:
Astronaut and USNA Professor

    
Kenneth S. Reightler 
(CPT, USN, Retired)

 

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Ken Reightler is currently a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the United States Naval Academy. He teaches a variety of courses in both the Aerospace Engineering Department and Department of Leadership, Ethics, as well as advising and mentoring Capstone Design Teams.

Prior to joining the USNA faculty in August 2012, he was Vice President, Engineering Services, for ATK Spacecraft Systems & Services, Beltsville MD., now a part of Northrup Grumman. Previously, Reightler spent fifteen years as an executive with Lockheed Martin serving in a variety of senior leadership roles.  His positions included President, Lockheed Martin Space Operations; and Vice President, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company.

Reightler is a former NASA astronaut, and pilot of two successful space shuttle missions including STS-60, the first U.S./Russian Joint Space Mission, and STS-48, NASA’s first shuttle mission as a part of “Mission To Planet Earth.”  He also held a number of senior management positions in the astronaut office at the Johnson Space Center including Branch Chief of both the Space Station and Mission Support Branches.  Prior to joining NASA, he was the Chief Flight Instructor of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School. He also has a strong defense background serving as a Naval Aviator in both land and carrier-based assignments.  He is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Naval Test Pilot School and served two tours at the Naval Air Test Center (now called Naval Air Warfare Center) as a test pilot, project officer, and flight test instructor pilot.

Reightler holds a BSAE degree with distinction from the U.S Naval Academy, a MSAE degree from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, and a MSSM degree from the University of Southern California. Reightler is an Associate Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, and a life-member of the Association of Space Explorers and the American Astronautical Society. 

2024 SmallSat Education Conference
2024 SmallSat Education Conference
When
Oct 26, 2024, 9:00 AM EDT – Oct 27, 2024, 2:30 PM EDT
Where
Location is TBD

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR 2023 SPONSORS

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Allison Odyssey

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The 2023 Student Art Contest received more than 5,600 entries! The SmallSat Education Conference partnered with the National Space Society and SpacEdge Academy to present this year's art theme: "Visions of a Future in Space". Congratulate this year's winners: 

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26-27 Oct Conference Agenda

TBD 

  • Friday PM - Social Gathering

  • Saturday - Keynote and Conference Presentations

  • Saturday PM - AIAA Banquet

  • Sunday AM - Conference Presentations and conclusion

  • Sunday PM - Tour KSC Visitor

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