SpaceCom 2022
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JANUARY 10–12, 2022
ORLANDO, FL
All sessions are listed in Eastern Standard Time

Tuesday, January 11, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Sebastian Ballroom L
Speaker(s)
Keynote Speaker
Bob Cabana
Associate Administrator
NASA HQ
  • Track: 
  • Keynote/General Session
  • Keynote

Tuesday, January 11, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: I-4
The demand for a qualified workforce in Florida’s growing $20 billion aerospace industry is outpacing supply and is holding back efforts to reach a maximum launch cadence. Listen to key stakeholders from Florida as they discuss investments and partnerships being made to spur the development of jobs and the workforce ...  Read More
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andrew Aldrin
Associate Professor, College of Aeronautics
Embry-Riddle
Panelist
Carmen Hilbert
Director of Business and Workforce Development
CareerSource Florida
Panelist
Chris Larsen
CEO
Larsen Motorsports
Moderator
Ms  Lynda Weatherman
President & CEO
EDC Florida's Space Coast
Panelist
Therrin Protze
COO
KSC Visitor Complex
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-1
How public and private industry are working together to observe and measure climate change while providing solutions to positively impact the global climate crisis. Tell us what you thought of this session!
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Dr.  Gavin Schmidt
NASA Senior Advisor on Climate (acting)
NASA
Moderator
Keith Britton
Former Head of Climate Studies at KSC
Climate Adaptation Science Investigation (CASI)
  • Track: 
  • On-Planet Industry Applications
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-2
​Exciting updates on NASA’s quest to “Return to the Moon” for uncovering new scientific discoveries and laying the foundation for private companies to build a lunar economy. Rate this session!
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Jenny Lyons
Deputy Manager, Deep Space Logistics, Gateway Program
NASA
Panelist
Dr.  Joel Kearns
Deputy Associate Administrator, Exploration, Science Mission Directorate
NASA
Moderator
Mr.  Kelvin Manning
Deputy Director, Kennedy Space Center
NASA
Panelist
Mike Bolger
Manager, EGS Program
NASA
Panelist
Rick Mastracchio
Director of Business Development
Northrop Grumman (HALO)
  • Track: 
  • Space Exploration
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-3
Innovations used to make space technology infrastructure and communications as safe as possible while building on current cybersecurity efforts and recognizing the challenges “Securing the Commercial Space Domain”. Tell us what you think about this session!
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Chris Seidel
Executive Director, Cyber Services
Axient
Panelist
Diane Poster
Office of Space Commerce
U.S. Department of Commerce
Panelist
Joe Warren
International Business Development, Network Security
Thales Cloud Protection and Licensing
Moderator
Larry Whiteside
Veteran CISO & Cybersecurity Thought Leader Co-Founder & President
Cyversity
  • Track: 
  • Off-Planet Commercialization
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session

Tuesday, January 11, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: I-2
This panel of industry experts will address recent investment trends in the commercial space market and how that will impact the immediate and long-term future of the industry. Rate this session!
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Benjamin Patz
Managing Partner
Deepwork Capital/Florida Venture Forum
Panelist
Charles Bolden, Jr. (USMC-Ret)
Founder and CEO Emeritus
Charles F. Bolden Group
Panelist
Eric Stallmer
Executive Vice President, Government Affairs and Public Policy
Voyager Space Holdings
Panelist
Janice Starzyk
Vice President of Government Operations
Virgin Orbit
Moderator
Rich Leshner
VP, Consulting
Bryce Space and Technology
Panelist
Ron Lau
Senior VP, Corporate Development & Capital Programs
Space Florida
  • Track: 
  • Off-Planet Commercialization
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-3
Commercial and NASA representatives discuss “Getting to Mars” including the human habitats, life support systems, and technologies and practices that could help build self-sustaining outposts away from Earth. Rate this session!
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Ian Fichtenbaum
CEO
Bradford Space
Panelist
Jeffrey Gramling
Director, Mars Sample Return Program
NASA
Panelist
Matt Ondler
Chief Technology Officer
Axiom Space
Moderator
Raphael Roettgen
Partner
E2MC Ventures
  • Track: 
  • Space Exploration
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-1
Satellite-as-a-Service’s simple data subscription models make near real-time information more accessible than ever for end-use industries. Our panelists will discuss innovations enabling the growth of this market and the markets that are expected to realize the most benefit. Rate this session!
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Dennis Gatens
CEO, Founder
LEOcloud, Inc
Panelist
Erik Eliasen
Director of Business Development
Viasat, Inc.
Panelist
Jason Aspiotis
Business Development Lead
Axiom Space
Panelist
Matthew Reichman
Dir. Strategic Initiatives
IBM Space
Panelist
Michael Roberts
Vice President, Science and Technology and Acting Chief Scientist
ISS National Laboratory
  • Track: 
  • On-Planet Industry Applications
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-4
How the FAA works with the commercial industry and mitigates space traffic to keep America safe using “Spaceport Legislation & Licensing”. Rate this session!
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Devin Dickens
Sr. Business Development Manager
Axient Corporation
Panelist
Dr.  George Nield
President
Commercial Space Technologies, LLC
Panelist
Mr.  Wayne Montieth
Associate Administrator, Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Federal Aviation Administration
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session

Tuesday, January 11, 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM

  • Room: I-4
A discussion led by the Director of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Office of Spaceports on the latest activities at the United States’ most active “Spaceports Around the Nation”. Rate this session!
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Craig Campbell
President and CEO
Alaska Aerospace Corporation/Kodiak Launch Complex
Moderator
Pam Underwood
Director, Office of Spaceports
FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation
Panelist
Scott McLaughlin
Executive Director
Spaceport America (NM)
Panelist
Mr.  Sean Mulligan
Deputy Executive Director and COO
Virginia Space/Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS)
Panelist
Brig. Gen.  Stephen Purdy Jr.
Commander, Space Launch Delta 45 and Director, Eastern Range
Patrick Space Force Base, Florida
Panelist
Todd Lindner
CEO & General Manager
Mojave Air and Space Port (CA)
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-3
For decades, the ISS has been the international space community’s in-space research laboratory. But as its infrastructure ages and humans venture further into space there is a need for an updated station that can support research and human exploration for decades to come. Listen as our panelists discuss the public/private ...  Read More
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Michael Suffredini
President & CEO
Axiom
Panelist
Ray Lugo
Executive Director and Principal Investigator
ISS National Lab (CASIS)
Moderator
Robyn Gatens
HEO Director, International Space Station
NASA
  • Track: 
  • Off-Planet Commercialization
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-2
Experts from DAVINCI+ (Deep Atmosphere Venus Investigation of Noble gases, Chemistry, and Imaging) and VERITAS (Venus Emissivity, Radio Science, InSAR, Topography, and Spectroscopy), and other deep space programs discuss the science behind “What’s Next? Venus and Beyond”. Rate this session!
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Barbara Kennedy
Civil and Industrial Engineer
NASA
Panelist
Frank Slazer
President and CEO
Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Panelist
Ian Fichtenbaum
CEO
Bradford Space
Panelist
Dr.  Philip Metzger
Planetary Scientist
University of Central Florida
Panelist
Thomas Wagner
Program Scientist in the Planetary Science Division
NASA
  • Track: 
  • Space Exploration
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session

Wednesday, January 12, 9:00 AM - 10:15 AM

  • Room: Sebastian Ballroom L
Speaker(s)
Keynote
Janet Petro
Director, Kennedy Space Center
NASA
  • Track: 
  • Keynote/General Session
  • Keynote

Wednesday, January 12, 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

  • Room: I-4
New and exciting projects and programs that international agencies are promoting in partnership with companies or government agencies from the United States or each other.
Speaker(s)
Moderator
Devin Dickens
Sr. Business Development Manager
Axient Corporation
Panelist
Frank Slazer
President and CEO
Coalition for Deep Space Exploration
Panelist
Michael Jones
CEO
Equatorial Launch Australia
Panelist
Salvatore Grignano
Marketing and Promotion Officer
ITALIAN TRADE AGENCY, ASI, AIAD
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-2
Developing new technologies that can accommodate the physiological limitations of humans during long-term spaceflight is a fundamental challenge facing mission engineers today. Our panelists will discuss this challenge and innovations on the horizon that will enable humans to venture deeper into space.
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Brienna Rommes
Director, Astronaut Training
Orbite
Panelist
Daniel Klopp
Marketing & Business Development
ILC Dover
Moderator
Dr.  J.D. Polk
Chief Health and Medical Officer
NASA HQ
Panelist
Kay Hire
Former Astronaut/President
Astra Portolan Corporation
Panelist
Mr.  Pascal Rosenfeld
New Ventures & Space Programs
Aleph Farms
Panelist
Scott Altman
Former Astronaut/President
ASRC Federal
  • Track: 
  • Space Exploration
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-1
Hear from companies on the forefront of innovation in the commercial space market discuss the challenges they face, their early success stories, and how they see the future unfolding for their business.  
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Grant Begley
CEO
Vaya Space
Panelist
Jimmy Young
Vice President of Growth
ARES Corporation
Moderator
Kevin O'Connell
Founder and CEO
Space Economy Rising
Panelist
Maria Edison
Media and Communications Resident
G-SPACE
Panelist
Tuan Le
CEO
LeNgineer
  • Track: 
  • On-Planet Industry Applications
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session

Wednesday, January 12, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

  • Room: I-3
As more and more objects are put into orbit, without a way assess and enforce responsible space traffic management, we are creating an impending global crisis and a barrier to a sustainable commercial space economy for all. Our subject matter experts will cover the actions and innovations needed to begin ...  Read More
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Alex Fielding
CEO and Chairman
Privateer Space
Panelist
Dr.  Clare Martin
Executive Vice President
Astroscale U.S.
Panelist
Emilie Wren
VP of US Operations
Arralis, USA
Panelist
Monica Jan
Senior Director of Strategy
Virgin Orbit
Moderator
Moriba Jah
Astrodynamicist and Space Environmentalist
University of Texas at Austin
  • Track: 
  • Space Exploration
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-1
Landing a government contract could be a seminal moment for your business – but it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the process if you don’t have guidance along the way. Listen to our panelists from both the public and private side of the industry discuss what government agencies are looking ...  Read More
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Eric Brown
Director of Business Development; Civil, Air, and Space Systems
Axient
Panelist
Kevin Brown
Sr. Vice President of Space Prep
All Points
Panelist
Samuel Riehn
CEO
SBIR Advisors Inc.
Moderator
Wendy Romeu
President & CEO
Alluvionic
  • Track: 
  • On-Planet Industry Applications
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
  • Room: I-4
Today’s urban planners use satellite data as an invaluable source of information supporting planning decisions for local and national government and related services. Attendees will learn from IoT providers and innovative city managers about how space enabled services are changing the way they do business
Speaker(s)
Panelist
Andrea Wesser-Brawner
Chief Innovation & Emerging Technologies Officer
Orange County
Panelist
Jeff Benavides
Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer
Orange County
Panelist
Michael Sherwood
Chief Innovation Officer
City of Las Vegas
Moderator
Rob Silverberg
CSIO, State and Local Government
Dell Technologies
Panelist
Shilpa Kolhatkar
AI/ML Business Development
NVIDIA
  • Track: 
  • On-Planet Industry Applications
Sponsored by

  • Breakout Session
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