Board of Directors Meeting, 12 February 2015

Date: 4:00pm PST, 12 February 2015 Attendance: Zach Pace, Vice Chair Miekkal Clarkson, Secretary Audrey Horne, Treasurer Alan Smith, Member at Large John Conafay, Executive Director   Agenda: Updates    Items Discussed Updates Zach Updates with Satellites Around Mars, have up to 7 teams today Selected a location for SpaceVision 2015 Working on the first […]

SpaceTalks with Derek Nelson, Optical Navigation Engineer, KinetX Aerospace, Inc.

Derek Nelson is an Optical Navigation Engineer for the Space Navigation and Flight Dynamics (SNAFD) Practice at KinetX Aerospace, Inc.  KinetX is responsible for providing end-to-end interplanetary navigation solutions for the New Horizons mission to Pluto, OSIRIS-REx mission to Bennu, and MESSENGER mission to Mercury.  KinetX provides a wide range of navigational support from mission […]

Board of Directors Meeting, 5 February 2015

Date: 6:00pm PST, 5 February 2015 Attendance: Miekkal Clarkson, Secretary Charles Cain, Council of Chapters Chair Alan Smith, Member at Large Zach Pace, Vice-Chair John Conafay, Executive Director Audrey Horne, Treasurer Hannah Kerner, Chair Agenda: Updates 2015 Objectives, BoA Meeting Satellite Competition Items Discussed Updates Alan Heard back from a few companies, including MakerBot. Looking […]

Council of Chapters Meeting, January 25th 2015

SEDS Council of Chapters Meeting Date: 25 January 2015, 7:00pm MST   Attendance: Charles Cain Zach Pace Miekkal Clarkson John Conafay Chris Nie Arizona State University North Carolina State University Old Dominion University San Jose State University Santa Clara University Texas A&M University University of Alabama University of Arizona University of Buffalo University of California, […]

January Update from SEDS-USA

Dear friends of SEDS, Thank you for your involvement and support throughout 2014. It was a fantastic year of growth for SEDS-USA and we could only do it with your help! With the new year we also welcomed in new members to the SEDS-USA leadership team! John Conafay, a student in economics at Arizona State University, was […]

Board of Directors Meeting, January 22nd 2015

Date: 6:00pm PST, 22 January 2015 Attendance: Zach Pace, Vice Chair Miekkal Clarkson, Secretary Andrew Newman, Member at Large Charles Cain, Council of Chapters Chair John Conafay, Executive Director Audrey Horne, Treasurer Hannah Kerner, Chair   Agenda: Updates    Items Discussed Updates Andrew Met with Hannah and John to talk about STEM SoCH and our […]

SpaceTalks with Daniel Baca, Senior Systems Engineer at Lockheed Martin Corporation

Daniel Baca is a Senior Systems Engineer in the Orion program at Lockheed Martin. He holds multiple degrees including Bachelors’ degrees in Mathematics, Physics, and Astronomy, and a Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering with an emphasis in Bioastronautics. Mr. Baca has worked in various areas of space exploration both academically and professionally for the past […]

Satellites Around Mars Research and Engineering Competition

We want you to design a system of communication satellites that enable robotic exploration and manned colonization of Mars in the next 20 years! That’s right: SEDS-USA is pleased to partner with the Society of Satellite Professionals International to bring you the Satellites Around Mars Research and Engineering Competition! This inter-disciplinary competition is intended to […]

Board of Directors Meeting, January 15th 2015

Date: 4:10pm PST, 15 January 2015  Attendance: Miekkal Clarkson, Secretary Zach Pace, Vice Chair Hannah Kerner, Chair Audrey Horne, Treasurer Andrew Newman, Member at Large Alan Smith, Member at Large John Conafay, Executive Director Agenda: Updates from everyone Board and Staff retreat Collaboration with USRA SpaceTalks next week Email Lists/aliases Policy involvement Sprint Project    Items […]

Board of Directors Meeting, January 6th 2015

Date: 7:25pm PST, 6 January 2015  Attendance: Andrew Newman, Charles Cain, John Conafay, Miekkal Clarkson, Hannah Kerner, Alan Smith Agenda: Updates Executive Director Update    Items Discussed Updates Hannah Working on the current state of finances with John and Audrey Looking to partner with other groups to see how the run their conferences, and who are […]