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The ASCEND Program—Built with Intention

The ASCEND program is built to leave you inspired and equipped with new tools, techniques, and ideas you can apply right away. You’ll experience a daily schedule that addresses big questions and challenges facing the entire space community.

The program is a three-tiered system. Starting from the 10,000-foot view (or perhaps we should say, “the 100 km view”), the sessions begin by posing the big questions about the future of space. As the event progresses, sessions narrow in focus and drill down into these questions, generating more practical and actionable discussions.

MACRO sessions offer insight and inspiration around a big theme that is relevant to all attendees.

In many cases, this is introduced as a question or issue that requires the full ecosystem to work together to resolve. The Macro topic is introduced in a high-energy opening session where the full community—exhibitors included—is present. The macro sessions are the “what,” and work well when they can be framed as questions. ASCEND macro topics for 2020 are:
  • How will we build a sustainable space economy?
  • How will we maintain a permanent off-world civilization?
  • How will we address national security and policy implications?
META-layer engagement provides the opportunity to connect the macro theme to each attendee’s discipline and interests.

The meta layer offers discussion, distillation, and debate. This meta layer is the link between the macro opening sessions and the micro technical sessions and business meetings, and is critical to a unified, connected event. Meta sessions are specifically relevant to two or more groups of attendees. The meta sessions are the “so what.”
The MICRO layer is where attendees dive deep and apply ideas they’ve picked up throughout the day.

The micro layer includes today’s technical sessions and poster sessions, carefully curated to follow the macro topics, along with business meetings. This is where the best problem-solving happens and the reason the community comes to ASCEND. The micro sessions are the “now what.”


Program subject to change.


Macro and Meta Sessions

Macro Sessions

MACRO sessions offer you insight and inspiration around relevant topics and questions like, “How will we build a sustainable space economy?,” “How will we maintain a permanent off-world civilization?,” and “How will we address national security and policy implications?”

Meta Sessions

META sessions provide you an opportunity to discuss, distill information, and debate with attendees of varying industries and functional areas.

  • Mon 16
  • Tues 17
  • Wed 18

Near-term Commercialization

Utilizing space to develop new goods and services that can benefit all of humanity is an undertaking of unprecedented scope. Join us as we explore the fundamental considerations necessary to capture the world’s interest and enable our off-world future, including questions relating to the technological, economic, risk-related, industrial and workforce elements of that growth. How will we work together to ensure the right capabilities and systems are ready when we need them? How will private investors, working alongside government agencies, collaborate to bring these new capabilities to market? Which non-endemic industries will be essential to moving the space economy forward? How will we build a sustainable space economy? Bring your ideas and help build an understanding of how solving these issues, individually and in tandem, will chart a navigable path.

Keynotes: Dhani Jones, QEY Capital and Steve Jurvetson, Future Ventures

Actual Space Economics

Visions of a trillion-dollar space economy are driving planning and investment. This session brings together leading experts on the space economy to provide deep insight building on established theory and cutting-edge analysis. We will cover the dynamics of the space economy and differential growth drivers across sectors, to provide actionable insights for business leaders and policy makers.

Moderator: Carissa Christensen, Bryce Space & Technology

Investment and Insight

In the growing space economy, the top of mind question for every CEO is, “What is it going to take for a company to make money in space in a sustainable way?” This session takes a deep dive into understanding why and how organizations are investing in space, including a look at emerging commercial development opportunities, the adjacent market landscape, and what might be over the horizon.

Moderator: Tess Hatch, Bessemer Venture Partners

The Future of Telecommunications

The emergence of broadband and 5G services promises high bandwidth, low latency communications to enable instantaneous downloads, cloud gaming, and much more. How will space technologies help to develop these telecommunication networks of the future? And how will the telecommunication industry, in turn, help to develop space-based networks that will enable our off-world future? Join us for a discussion with mobile network operators and companies providing terrestrial infrastructure, near-space telecommunications, and satellite communications, along with the industries who will rely on their products.

Mining and Infrastructure

Terrestrial infrastructure and mining companies benefit from space technology in the form of earth observation, space-based messaging and the application of predominately space industry tools, like systems engineering. How are space technologies helping terrestrial mining and construction industries become more efficient in these challenging times? And how will the terrestrial mining and construction industry help us build our off-world future? Join us for a discussion with terrestrial mining and construction companies, space experts and NASA technology program managers to discuss the possibilities for our off-world future.

Long-term Human Exploration

Exploring Earth, the Moon, Mars or anywhere else in the solar system will require the combined efforts of commercial industry, government, and academia. Establishing permanent human settlements on the Moon and Mars will require capturing and building on lessons from a host of disciplines. Beyond the infrastructure and technologies that will be needed, what terrestrial technologies, like construction, telecommunications and mining, may be profitably advanced for use in space? How will we coordinate strategic space investments across government agencies? What other benefits for humankind lie in space exploration and in establishing a permanent off-world civilization? Join us as we consider the opportunities and challenges that we face as the world takes steps into its off-world future.

Keynote: James F. “Jim” Bridenstine, NASA Administrator

Engineering the 21st Century Space Workforce

One of the most important conversations around future technology is how to grow the breadth and depth of the community engaged in inventing, building, and maintaining our future in space. This roundtable session with leaders of some of the top engineering programs in the country will explore how the aerospace community can engage the brightest minds into our enterprise, bring them into careers that accelerate the building of our off-world future, and retain top innovators throughout their career.

Moderator: Bobby Braun, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, former Dean, University of Colorado Boulder

Earth Observation as a Global Good

Earth Observation has been undeniable as a source of truth since the launch of LandSat in 1972 watching as humanity has nearly tripled its population and terraformed our planet.  Observations from space and made available as a global good has allowed for numerous civil society benefits.  As we enter a new decade and 10 years left to achieve the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals, join this session to hear from systems-change project that utilize remote sensing data to help make progress to meet the Global Goals.

Moderator: Andrew Zolli, Planet

From Moonshot to Moonbase: Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Lunar Architectures and Infrastructures

We’re back focused on the Moon but is this focus here to stay? It will be if we can develop agreement on why we need to go back to the Moon, this time to stay. NASA’s Artemis architecture provides a good framework for getting started, but how will we develop a permanent presence on the Moon? What are the technological challenges? What economical drivers are most likely to lead to a permanent presence on the Moon? And what can we do now to maximize our learning on the Moon for future exploration and settlement of Mars?

Moderator: George Sowers, Colorado School of Mines

Space Structures at Scale

As LEO commercialization moves from cautious early entrants to a burgeoning global effort, we’ll need space structures built at scale–for government labs, academic research, industry R&D, and space tourism. These structures will need all the considerations of resource-constrained habitats on Earth (power generation and construction optimization, sustainable and closed-loop life support, interior space allocation, user-centric design, and more), while also relying on the rigors of aerospace engineering to survive in the unique challenges of the space environment. Listen to the leading minds in construction at mega-scale, to the architects, urban planners, and space engineers who will finally realize humanity’s centuries-old ambition of living in space habitats amongst the stars.

Moderator: Ariel Ekblaw, MIT Space Exploration Initiative

Defining the R in ISRU

This session is focused on understanding the capability of remote sensing instruments in lunar orbit and what information current and future scientific data sets can provide to characterize deposits of minerals of interest for extraction and utilization,
including water ice. We will explore the nature of the knowledge gap that exists between current capabilities and data, and that which is needed to create deposit maps in their geologic contexts to enable the inference of resources at the desired level of accuracy. The
discussion will also explore how a synergistic exchange of benefits can be generated between lunar science investigations and focused efforts to assess and prove specific resources through sharing the development of science instruments and scientific understanding of the lunar geology.

Moderator: Laurent Sibille, Southeastern University Research Association

Transformative Technologies to Drive Exploration

The space community is investing in the future by advancing capabilities and developing the transformative technologies required to unlock a sustainable presence on the Moon, as well as the exploration of Mars and other destinations that await. Engage with leaders from NASA, industry, and academia as we explore the opportunities and challenges on the cutting-edge of this research.

Moderator: Steve Jurczyk, NASA Headquarters

Future of Space Medicine

With human spaceflight expanding into the epoch of exploration-class missions, the way in which we go about training our astronauts and crew medical officers needs to evolve accordingly – as do the medical capabilities, technologies and infrastructures associated with long-duration missions to distant locales. How does space medicine need to adapt, and how do we build medical infrastructure for long-duration missions? From existing to emerging to pie-in-the-sky technologies, what medical capabilities should a long-duration mission to the Moon, Mars or beyond include? How can space agencies support new medical paradigms? How do remote communities on Earth stand to benefit from innovations for space? Join our panelists as we talk all about the future of space medicine – from the here-and-now to “science fiction” type ideas waiting to become reality.

Moderator: Dr. Shawna Pandya, Physician & VP Immersive Medicine, Luxsonic Technologies; Scientist-Astronaut Candidate,  Project PoSSUM

Enough already about Air Mail: What NASA is doing to commercialize space access

The Commercial Orbital Transportation Systems (COTS, or “commercial cargo”) program began the era of commercialization in Low Earth Orbit. Join a panel of experts to talk about the successes and lessons learned from the commercial crew and cargo delivery programs and the more recent studies of commercial LEO platforms. Learn what this team did collectively, how they did it, and what it means for the future of space development. What can we learn to ensure our success as we transition to the future of commercial LEO platforms and exploration of the Moon and Mars?

National Security and Space Policy

National security and policy implications are vital considerations at each point of current and future space development. How will we ensure the peaceful use of space for all through policy, regulation, and enforcement, and how will we work with international partners to build out space infrastructure for global development ? Join us to address topics like space domain management, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and earth observation as instruments to further our ability to develop and protect this critical domain.

Keynote: General John W. “Jay” Raymond, United State Space Force and United States Space Command

Joint All-Domain Command & Control (JADC2) & Space Mission Integration

Space is a key element in multi-domain operations, enabling weapons and integrating for effects. Whereas space was historically used principally for exquisite, strategic missions, today’s environment sees an increasing demand for space capabilities as an integrating function to the field-deployed warfighter. How do we integrate space into BMC2 systems and networks to delivery rapid decisionmaking, support and warfighting? Where are the continued gaps (e.g., technologies, systems, CONOPS, policies) in our abilities to deliver this multi-domain capability and how can the space enterprise support the closing of those gaps?

The Next Great Hack: Cybersecurity Risks and Mitigations

Today more than ever, our daily lives rely on the satellite networks 22,000 miles above the Earth. Ensuring the security of these systems is vital not only to our economies but also to the safety of our nations against threats. This session addresses the critical issues that must be addressed and the role of public and private enterprise in space cybersecurity.

The Space Warfighting Domain and the Evolution of Future Architectures

With the evolution of launch capabilities, processing capacity, and sensors, the door has opened to a variety of new architectures in the space domain. In some respects, the traditional view defining space as “GEO vs. NGSO solutions to support terrestrial missions” is no longer relevant in the national security domain as we look toward the intersection of terrestrial and space capabilities, as we grow the focus to include orbits like cis-lunar, and as we’re increasingly interested in what’s happening in the dynamics among adversaries, commercial entities, and allies on-orbit. What is the architecture for the Space Warfighting Domain? What is the trade-space? What is the role of PLEO? Legacy systems? New entrants and Commercial?

Partnering for a Commercial Cislunar Logistics Infrastructure

Logistics infrastructure is the backbone of economic power. Throughout human history, nations that exercised the ability to project power over great distances did so by first leveraging an early investment in superior logistics. The technological advancements that fueled economies with riches gained through trade, concomitantly enabled unmatched military power that established long standing empires. As more nations achieve spacefaring status, the untapped geography and resources of space will belong to those nations that create the sustainable logistics infrastructure and economic benefit to access them.

This session will explore a thesis that the Great Powers competition of the 21st Century will be decided in space with the Moon as the strategic high ground.  A sustainable cislunar logistics infrastructure, built as a public-private partnership, will transform the spacefaring paradigm and launch a new era of great economic expansion. The United States’ return to the Moon should be a whole-of-nation effort that cannot be pursued for exploration purposes alone.

Micro Sessions

MICRO sessions include the most relevant and groundbreaking technical sessions and poster sessions submitted during ASCEND’s Call for Content. Micro sessions are where you go for problem-solving.

Topics include, Defining the Space Economy, Workforce Development, Information Systems and Software, National Science Priorities, National Security Space, Propulsion, Space Exploration Architectures and Enabling Infrastructures, Space Life Sciences and Systems, Space Policy and Law, Space Resource Utilization, Space Traffic Management and Integration, Transformative Research and Technologies.

Times listed in Eastern Time

  • Sun 15
  • Mon 16
  • Tues 17
  • Wed 18

Sunday, 15 November

PrefixAbbreviationMicro SessionTime
6LGHTNG-01Engineering Ethics: How Safe is Safe Enough?10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
7TTRL-01Let Your Light Shine! How to Be a Powerful Presenter Working in a Global Marketplace10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
8STEAM-02Mission Control Academy: An Interactive Educational Experience on Planetary Science and Robotics Technology10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
9TTRL-03Overcoming Impostor Syndrome: How Smart People Defeat this Secret Self Doubt to Live with Bold Confidence10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10STEAM-03Painting Spaceships with Kids10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
12WRKSHP-01Building Ships: STEM the GAP Between Schools and the Aerospace Industry12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
13WRKSHP-02Inclusive Leadership for Better Business Outcomes: What, Why and How12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
14TTRL-04Learning About Space System Modeling Libraries12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
15TTRL-05Let Your Light Shine! The Art of Pitching for Business Success12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
17PANEL-03How Do We Raise the Space IQ?1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
18TTRL-06Lean-Agile Under the Waterfall: Applying Agile and Model-Based Systems Engineering Techniques in a Waterfall Project Management World2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
19TTRL-07Let Your Light Shine! Using Empowered Storytelling in a People-Centric Business Culture2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
20PANEL-04Positioning for Career Growth: Creating Opportunities to Advance Your Career2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
22STEAM-05The Importance of Interdisciplinary STEM Programs to Increase Youth Skill Development2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Monday, 16 November

PrefixAbbreviationMicro SessionTime
23PANEL-05Building an Integrated Intelligent Pathway to the Planets12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
24PANEL-06Planetary Rotorcraft - A New Era of Aerial Exploration of the Solar System12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
25PANEL-07Spacecraft Swarms Enabling Future Exploration12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
27PANEL-08Key Technologies, Systems, and Infrastructure Enabling the Commercialization and Human Settlement of LEO, the Moon, and Cislunar Space - A Look Ahead1:00 PM - 2:15 PM
26RNDTBL-01Defining the R in ISRU: Synergy Between Science and Assessment of Resources on the Moon1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
28TECHPRES-01Building and Sustaining the Space Economy Segment2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
33TECHPRES-05Electric Propulsion2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
34TECHPRES-06Exoplanets and Astrobiolog2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
35TECHPRES-07GNC, Design and Simulation2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
38TECHPRES-09Mars Transit I2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
40TECHPRES-10On-Earth Spaceports and Launch Systems2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
44TECHPRES-12Space Governance: Frameworks and Fiction2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
46TECHPRES-13Transformative Technologies for Space Exploration I2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
29TECHPRES-02Communication Systems and Technologies for Deep Space Missions2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
30TECHPRES-03Crew Health and Life Support Systems I2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
32TECHPRES-04Cybersecurity Practices, Lessons Learned and Case Studies2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
37TECHPRES-08Mars Helicopter Technology2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
41STEAM-07On-Orbit Rules of the Road2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
43TECHPRES-11Resource Extraction - Excavation/Material Acquisition I2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
186PANEL-40Establishing A New Market Sector for Biomedical Applications in the Expanding Space Economy2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
45PANEL-09In-Space Development Test: Springboard for Rapid Development2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
31STEAM-06Cubes Across the Country (STEAM Pilot): Building Classroom Cubekits for Affordable Flight Experiments2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
36RNDTBL-02ISRU-Centered Lunar Architecture: Interfaces and Evolution2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
39WRKSHP-04Next-Generation Systems Engineering Approaches: Deep Dives2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
42DEBATE-01Path to LEO Commercialization by 20252:00 PM - 4:00 PM
47LGHTNG-02Advances in Autonomy with Applications to Space3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
59TECHPRES-14Lunar, Cislunar Habitats I4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
60TECHPRES-15Mars Transit II4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
51TWNHLL-03Can You Have it All?4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
63TECHPRES-17Resource Extraction - Excavation/Material Acquisition II4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
66PANEL-15Space Safety4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
57TWNHLL-04ISRU in the Age of CLPS4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
62TECHPRES-16Remote Sensing, Weather, Climate and Related Technology Issues4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
69TECHPRES-18Value Propositions for Investing for a Successful Space Economy4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
48PANEL-10Advanced Material4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
49TTRL-08All of the Above or None of the Above: Crafting Quality Multiple Choice Questions4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
50TWNHLL-02Artemis and Building a Propellant Resupply Architecture around the Moon4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
52PANEL-11Crew Health and Life Support Systems II4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
53PANEL-12Digital Engineering Across the Supply Chain4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
54RNDTBL-03Enabling Surface-to-Space Connectivity4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
55PANEL-13Exploration Technologies4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
56PANEL-14Following the DaVinci Paradigm: Aerospace Engineering IS an Artistic Process4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
58DEBATE-02Launch and Entry Airspace Integration4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
61WRKSHP-05Prototyping Space Governance Futures4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
64WRKSHP-06Space Innovation Workshop4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
65WRKSHP-07Space Operation Cybersecurity Tabletop Exercise4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
67PANEL-16The Future Is Here for Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
68WRKSHP-08Using Organizational Theory to Understand the Space Economy4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
11TTRL-02Systems Tool Kit (STK) and Its Application to Digital Mission Engineering (DME)4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
134WRKSHP-13STMI Standards Development4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
70TECHPRES-19Deep Space Exploration5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
71TECHPRES-20Lunar, Cislunar Habitats II5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
73PANEL-17Space Policy for Nuclear Assets5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
72TECHPRES-21Reusable and Expendable Launch Systems5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
74TECHPRES-22Space Resource Utilization5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Tuesday, 17 November

PrefixAbbreviationMicro SessionTime
75PANEL-18Commercial Space Cybersecurity Guidelines9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
76TECHPRES-23Crew Nutrition and Food I9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
77TECHPRES-24Education - K-129:00 AM - 10:00 AM
78TECHPRES-25Fusion Propulsion9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
79PANEL-19Inspiration: The Key for the Workforce of Tomorrow9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
83TECHPRES-28Model-Based Engineering: Innovations9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
84TECHPRES-29Space Resources Enabling Technologies9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
85TECHPRES-30Space Resources Public Governance9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
80PANEL-20Lockheed Martin Deep Space Exploration Overview9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
81TECHPRES-26Lunar Architectures I9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
82TECHPRES-27Mars Architectures9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
86TTRL-09Aerospace Cybersecurity Tutorial11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
87WRKSHP-09Model-Based Contracting Strategies11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
88LGHTNG-03Cognitive Assistants: Space Applications12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
89TECHPRES-31Information Systems Innovations for Space Traffic Management and Integration12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
90POSTER-01Poster Session12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
91TECHPRES-32Enabling Technology Development I1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
95TECHPRES-35Entry, Descent and Landing2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
97PANEL-21Making Mars in the 2030s2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
99TECHPRES-36Nuclear Thermal Propulsion2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
100TECHPRES-37On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing I2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
104TECHPRES-39Public Outreach2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
107TECHPRES-42Space Resource Exploration2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
105TECHPRES-40Sensor Systems and Information Fusion2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
109RNDTBL-04Sustainability in Space Resource Utilization2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
111TECHPRES-44Transformative Technologies for Space Exploration II2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
92TECHPRES-33Artificial Gravity2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
94TECHPRES-34Cybersecurity Technologies and Methodologies2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
102TECHPRES-38Partnering to Sustain a Healthy Space Economy2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
103PANEL-23Planning, Designing, Executing (Including Logistics) of Very Long Term Missions (~ 50 Years)2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
106TECHPRES-41Space Habitats, Spacesuits and Analogs I2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
108TECHPRES-43Spacecraft Autonomy2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
110TWNHLL-07The Boom-Whoosh Economy: Developing a Rocketry Competent Workforce for the Future Growth of the Space Industry2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
98TWNHLL-06NASA SBIR/STTR and Entrepreneurs2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
93TWNHLL-05Convening the Space Design Community2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
96WRKSHP-10Leading the Transformation to Model-Based Engineering Using the INCOSE Model-Based Capabilities Matrix and User's Guide Documents2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
101PANEL-22Orbital Debris Management2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
112RNDTBL-05Venues for Conflict Resolution2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
132PANEL-31Space-Enabled Solutions Towards Addressing Global Climate Change2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
124PANEL-27ISS National Lab and In-Space Manufacturing and Assembly4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
125PANEL-28Living in Space: Artificial Gravity4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
126TECHPRES-48Model-Based Engineering: Technologies and Methodologies I4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
127TECHPRES-49New Space System Architecture4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
118TECHPRES-45Education - University I4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
121TECHPRES-46Government + Commercial4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
123TECHPRES-47Human-Machine Teaming4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
186PANEL-02Sustainability on Planet Earth and in Outer Space4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
114TTRL-10Space Technology Insertion Opportunities for USSF/USAF4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
133PANEL-32SRU 8 Micro Modular Lunar Surface Power4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
115RNDTBL-06Career Support and Development Roundtable4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
113PANEL-24Advanced Propulsion4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
116PANEL-25Crew Nutrition and Food II4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
117WRKSHP-11CubeSat Cybersecurity Challenge4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
119RNDTBL-07Evolving Relationships for the Space Economy4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
120RNDTBL-08Future Space Industrial Base4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
122PANEL-26Human Lander System4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
128PANEL-29Nuclear-Enabled Propulsion Technologies4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
129PANEL-30Purdue Engineering Cislunar Initiative4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
130UNCONF-01Return to the Moon Interactive Session with NASA's Artemis Programs4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
131WRKSHP-12Space Resources Enabling Space Megastructures for Global Challenges4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
135WRKSHP-14Sustainable Lunar Presence: Infrastructure to Stay I4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
136TECHPRES-50CubeSat Technology5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
138TECHPRES-52Model-Based Engineering: Applications and Use Cases5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
139TECHPRES-53Resilient Architectures and Space Logistics5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
137TECHPRES-51Envisioning Space Settlements5:00 PM - 6:30 PM

Wednesday, 18 November

PrefixAbbreviationMicro SessionTime
140TTRL-11Cognitive Assistants: A Primer9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
141PANEL-33Creating Space for Everyone9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
142TECHPRES-54Lunar Infrastructure I9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
143TECHPRES-55On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing II9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
145TECHPRES-57System Engineering, Strategic and Programmatic Considerations9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
144TECHPRES-56Research Infrastructure for Space Resources Development9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
146STEAM-08T-0: Launching Your Moonshot9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
147TECHPRES-58Transformative Technology for Space Exploration III9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
148TECHPRES-59U.S. Long-Term National and International Legal Strategies for Commercial Space Leadership9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
149TECHPRES-60Workforce Development I9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
151LGHTNG-04Lightning Talks12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
152TECHPRES-61Model-Based Engineering: Technologies and Methodologies II12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
150WRKSHP-15Cognitive Assistants: Research Directions and Roadblocks for Adoption in the Space 4.0 Era12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
155PANEL-34Defense Virtual Marketplace1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
156TECHPRES-63Developing Global Spacefaring Norms1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
158TECHPRES-64Education - University II1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
160TECHPRES-65Hypersonics1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
161TECHPRES-66Lunar Architectures II1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
164RNDTBL-10Otherworld Biomes1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
167TECHPRES-69Space Habitats, Spacesuits and Analogs II1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
168DEBATE-03Space Resource Utilization Laws and Rules - a Debate1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
169TECHPRES-70Space Traffic Management and Integration1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
170PANEL-36Suborbital Spacecraft1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
172WRKSHP-17Sustainable Lunar Presence: Infrastructure to Stay II1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
173TECHPRES-72Tethered Spacecraft Structure1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
175TECHPRES-73Workforce Development II1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
153TECHPRES-62Advances in Software for Space1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
157TWNHLL-08Diversification, Market Stimulation and Incentives1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
162TECHPRES-67Mission Planning and Autonomy for Distributed Space Systems and Swarms1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
165TECHPRES-68Resource Extraction - Processing1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
166RNDTBL-11Small Satellites: A New Approach for High Priority Space Science1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
154WRKSHP-16Cislunar Logistics1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
159PANEL-35Framing the Future Workforce: An Applied Systems Thinking Approach to Aerospace Exploration Education1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
163RNDTBL-09Model-Based Design Review Round-Table1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
171TECHPRES-71Surviving and Thriving in Low Earth Orbit1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
174WRKSHP-18The Goldilocks Orbit – Gateway to the Solar System1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
177TECHPRES-74Enabling Technology Development II2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
178TECHPRES-75Liquid and Monopropellant Systems and Related Technologies2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
179TECHPRES-76Lunar Infrastructure II2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
180PANEL-37NASA Flight Opportunities2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
181PANEL-38Responsive National Security Launch2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
182TECHPRES-77Self-Determination and Human Rights Beyond Earth2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
183PANEL-39Space Habitats, Spacesuits and Analogs III2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
184TECHPRES-78Space Traffic Management and Integration Student Papers2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
185RNDTBL-12Technologies to Enable Independence from Earth-Based Supply Lines2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

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