Today at the SATELLITE 2019 conference, International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory Commercial Innovation Manager, Remote Sensing Lead Etop Esen will participate in a panel session focused on the use of small satellites for big science. SATELLITE brings together thought leaders, scientists, engineers, commercial executives, entrepreneurs, and other professionals in the aerospace industry from around the world to discuss innovative satellite technology and global connectivity.
The demand for small satellites has grown significantly over the last several years due to miniaturization technologies and the availability of deployment from the ISS. The space station has become a reliable launchpad for small satellites performing a wide variety of research, communications, and Earth-observation missions. The panel will discuss both the advantages and the challenges associated with using small satellites for space-based research.
Also at the SATELLITE conference today, United States Vice President Mike Pence will give a keynote address discussing U.S. space strategy, and in particular, the cooperation between national security and the civil and commercial space sectors.
For more information about SATELLITE 2019 and the panel, view the conference program. To learn more about how the ISS National Lab is serving as an important platform for launching small satellites, see the Upward feature “Jumpstarting the CubeSat Revolution with Reliable Launch from the ISS.”