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    SSPI/SEDS Satellite Competition

SEDS-USA and SSPI are pleased to present the 2017 Satellite Competition, Connecting the Space Economy. Click here for a PDF version of the complete competition information.

UPDATE: The registration deadline has been extended to midnight on Monday, April 10th!

Connecting the Space Economy

Contacts: Olivia Scharfman (Vice-Chair, BoD, SEDS-USA); Robert Bell (Executive Director, SSPI)

Commercial satellite operators are already thinking about designs for communications satellites that not only point their antennas down at Earth but upward to support future communication requirements of the Space Economy. As asteroid mining, lunar mining and transport, in-orbit manufacturing and in-orbit assembly move from science fiction to the beginnings of development, what communication capability will be needed to support operations in Earth orbit and far beyond? How much can existing technology contribute and what technology advances may be required? What will it cost to create a basic network capability and see it deployed?

See the PDF version above for full details, and make sure to register by March 31st April 10th!

Manned exploration of an asteroid pushed into lunar orbit, from a recent KISS white paper. NASA/AMA, Inc.

Manned exploration of an asteroid pushed into lunar orbit, from a recent KISS white paper. NASA/AMA, Inc.