Space Access Conference 2012

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The Space Access Society hosts its annual conference this week at the Grace Inn, 10831 South 51st Street, Phoenix, AZ.

The schedule for the conference is:

Thursday April 12

  • 9 am – Henry Vanderbilt, your SA’12 Conference Manager, with a brief welcome
  • 9:05 – Henry Spencer, “Beyond Chemical Rockets: Overview and Near-Term Options”
  • 9:55 – Keith Henson, “$100 a kg to GEO with Beamed Energy Propulsion”
  • 10:15 – Tethers Unlimited, Gerry Nordley
  • 10:25 – break
  • 11 am – Liftport, Frank Smith
  • 11:20 – John Schilling, “Halfway to Anywhere, Part II: Groundwork For Going Beyond LEO”
  • 11:50 – Rick Maschek, Sugar Shot To Space
  • 12:10 – Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Alex Saltman, Executive Director
  • 12:25 – break for lunch
  • 2 pm – David Hoerr, “The Rocket Company, 10 Years After”
  • 2:20 – Mojave Air & Space Port
  • 2:40 – Bruce Pittman, NASA Ames, “Barriers And Opportunities For Reusable Launch Vehicles”
  • 3 pm – Space Studies Institute, Gary Hudson, President (do not miss – we can say no more)
  • 3:30 – break
  • 4:05 – Dallas Bienhoff, “Payload Requirements For A Low Cost Reusable Launch Vehicle”
  • 4:35 – Team Phoenicia, Will Baird
  • 5:05 – Spaceworthy, Ed De Reyes, “Roadblocks To Licensing and Permitting: We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Us”
  • 5:25 – National Space Society, Paul Damphousse, Executive Director
  • 5:40 – Stratofox Aerospace Tracking & Recovery Team, Ian Kluft
  • 6 pm – break for dinner
  • 8 pm – Scott Tibbitts, eSpace, “From the Hardware Store to Pluto: Adventures in Space Entrepreneurship”
  • 8:30 – Altius Space Machines, Jon Goff
  • 9 pm – Garvey Space, John Garvey
  • 9:30 – Rocketplane Global, Chuck Lauer
  • 9:50 – Matt Cannella, “HySoR Hybrid Sounding Rocket”
  • 10:05 – end of day’s schedule. Begin celebrating Yuri’s Night, sponsored by Phoenix Chapters of AIAA and NSS! (Don’t overdo it, there are two full days still ahead.)

Friday April 13th

  • 9 am – XCOR Aerospace, Mark Street
  • 9:45 – United Launch Alliance, Frank Zegler
  • 10:30 – break
  • 11:05 – Panel: World Space Programs & Prospects – Jeff Foust, Clark Lindsey, Doug Messier, Dave Salt
  • 11:50 – Max Vozoff, mv2space
  • 12:20 – Ben Brockert, “Encouraging STEM Education In The US”
  • 12:30 pm – break for lunch
  • 2 pm – NASA OCT, Dr. Laguduva Kubendran
  • 2:45 – Lasermotive, Jordin Kare
  • 3 pm – Jordin Kare on Recent Laser Propulsion Work
  • 3:30 – break
  • 4:05 – Orbital Outfitters, Jeff Feige
  • 4:35 – Masten Space, Dave Masten
  • 5:20 – Henry Spencer, “Lessons From Smallsats for Small Launchers”
  • 5:45 – Rick Tumlinson, on the EarthLight Institute
  • 5:55 – break for dinner
  • 8 pm – Phil Chapman, “Reviving Human Spaceflight”
  • 8:20 – Panel: Newspace Lessons Learned – Gary Hudson, Henry Spencer, Henry Vanderbilt
  • 9 pm – Armadillo Aerospace, Ben Brockert
  • 9:30 – JP Aerospace, John Powell
  • 10 pm – end of day’s schedule. Don’t party too late – there’s still another whole day ahead!

Saturday April 14th

  • 9 am – FAA AST, Mike Kelly, Chief Engineer
  • 9:50 – Rand Simberg on a Space Property Rights initiative
  • 10:10 – Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Sara Meschberger
  • 10:20 – break
  • 10:55 – Frontier Astronautics, Timothy Bendel
  • 11:25 – Speedup, Robert Steinke
  • 11:40 – Osa Fitch, “The Rocket Test Company: 2012 Update”
  • 11:55 – Percy Luney, VP Space Florida, “An Informal Discussion Of Possible NanoSat Launch Challenge Parameters”
  • 12:25 – break for lunch
  • 2 pm – Michael Clive, “The Mojave Makers Hackerspace”
  • 2:15 – Unreasonable Rocket, Paul Breed
  • 2:45 – Tim Pickens, Rocket City Space Pioneers GLXP Project
  • 3:10 – Ed Wright of Citizens In Space, on “Citizen Science: ‘Pump Priming’ For Suborbital”
  • 3:25 – break
  • 4 pm – Jim Muncy, PoliSpace
  • 4:40 – Tim Pickens with a few words on “DIY Space Access: Modern Communications, the ‘Maker’ network, and the Space Community” (Panel to Follow, Panelists TBA)
  • 5:25 – Space Frontier Foundation, Ryan McLinko
  • 5:40 – Panel: Policy Issues For The Coming Year – Phil Chapman, Jim Muncy, Rand Simberg, Henry Vanderbilt
  • 6:20 – end of Space Access sessions for another year. See you in the bar!