Aerospace Showcasing Innovative Solutions at Space Symposium

EL SEGUNDO, Calif., Apr. 5, 2019 – The Aerospace Corporation (Aerospace) will showcase CubeSats equipped with data-sorting artificial intelligence; highlight rapidly produced operational prototypes; and lead discussions on NASA’s Moon to Mars mission, space policy, and more at the upcoming 35th Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colo.

“We are proud to shape and advance technology, exploration, and policy to fulfill our nation’s greatest ambitions in space,” said Steve Isakowitz, Aerospace president and CEO.

Visit Aerospace’s Space Symposium page to learn more about what the company will be discussing at the show.

Note: All times listed below are local to Colorado Springs (Mountain Time):

April 9–11 | LIVE DEMOS of Project Space Cloud

Leveraging Satellite-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Provide Pertinent Data  

Time: Multiple opportunities available

Location: Aerospace Exhibit #432, Lockheed Martin Exhibit Center

Today, there are approximately 1,800 operational satellites. Tomorrow, there will be 10 to 100 times as many—and the amount of data they gather will be exponentially larger. How do you find what you are looking for among that flood of data? Space Cloud is an AI deployment system that uses modern cloud technology to teach satellites to transmit only meaningful data. The AI instructs satellites to send just the images or videos requested—whether those of goats or boats—and discard the rest.

Aerospace experts: Dr. Joshua Train, chief ground engineer for Space Systems Group and Mikhail Tadjikov, director of Embedded and Specialized Computing Department.

  • Tuesday, April 9 – 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., and 4:30 p.m.  
  • Wednesday, April 10 – 9:30 a.m., 2:00 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, April 11 – 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., and 2:00 p.m.    

TUESDAY, April 9 | Moon to Mars Panel/Networking Event

Time: 2:00–5:00 p.m.

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel’s Golf Club/Robert Trent Jones Room

Given the renewed emphasis on lunar exploration, Aerospace and NASA will host a panel discussion focusing on the next steps for advancing NASA’s lunar exploration initiative, “Moon to Mars.” Additional topics include the significance of partnerships to realize critical capabilities, and new technologies for human exploration.

Featured speakers: Marshall Smith, director, NASA Lunar Exploration Development; Mark Geyer, director, NASA’s Johnson Space Center; Dr. David Miller, chief technology officer, The Aerospace Corporation; and panelists from across the commercial space lunar ecosystem sharing their lunar visions and concepts: Draper Laboratories, Astrobotic, Lockheed Martin, Intuitive Machines, Moon Express, and NASA.

WEDNESDAY, April 10 | Get Space Policy Insights from Aerospace!

Time: 2:00–4:00 p.m.

Location: The Broadmoor Hotel’s Golf Club/Robert Trent Jones Room

Would you like to learn more about policy, strategy, and market insights on the hottest space topics? Come meet with The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy (CSPS). This one-of-a-kind opportunity offers you time with the Center’s experts to discuss emerging technology, space traffic and debris, innovations in defense space, on-orbit operations, preventing conflict in space, and more.

Aerospace experts: Dr. Jamie Morin, executive director, Center for Space Policy and Strategy;  

David Eccles, deputy director, CSPS; Dr. Josef Koller, systems director, CSPS; Karen Jones, senior project leader, CSPS; Dr. Michael Gleason, senior project engineer, CSPS; Dr. Rebecca Reesman, technical staff.

Aerospace’s Chief Technology Officer, Dr. David Miller will be available to discuss the launch of xLab, the company’s advanced experimentation and testing prototyping center.

About The Aerospace Corporation

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has more than 4,600 employees. With major locations in Chantilly, Virginia; El Segundo, California; Albuquerque, New Mexico; and Colorado Springs, Colorado, Aerospace addresses complex problems across the space enterprise and other areas of national and international significance through agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership. For more information, visit Follow us on X: @AerospaceCorp.


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