Space Policy Webinar: DIY Satellites and Citizen Space

Date & Time
September 17, 2019 10:00 am - 11:00 am Eastern Time
via Adobe Connect at
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This webinar will be presented via Adobe Connect — please open the event URL before 10a Eastern on September 17, 2019, to ensure your participation. Once you open the URL, you can either download the Connect software or attend via your browser.

Citizen participation in space is now enabled by commercial picosatellite do-it-yourself kits, and associated services and expertise to customize their missions and place payloads into orbit. What's being done with these satellites, and what opportunities and concerns do they pose?

This webinar, featuring Jake Singh, will discuss the development of citizen-launched and -operated picosatellites, including the new demographics of space actors, and the possibility for technological advancement and unforeseen uses of these satellites. 

This is an interactive webinar, so attendees are encouraged to pose questions and comments to Mr. Singh. To take full advantage of this discussion, please review his paper, Do-It-Yourself Satellites: Applications for Citizen Space.

Speaker bio
Jake Singh is a member of technical staff in the Software Systems Assurance Department at The Aerospace Corporation. He joined Aerospace in August 2018 and has academic and industrial experience with small satellites including ThinSats and CubeSats. His work at Aerospace supports software engineering for mission-critical space systems including rockets, satellites, and ground stations. Jake earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Virginia.

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Jake Singh
Jake Singh Technical Staff Software Systems Assurance Department