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Supporting Companies and Organizations for the SmallSat Symposium
A note of thanks to those that have worked so diligently to bring this world-class event.


Someone once intimated that it takes a village... in the case of SmallSat Symposium 2017, a village simply wouldn’t be effective whatsoever... however, sponsoring companies are a boon to those who have worked so diligently to bring a world-class event for those interested in this dynamic smallsat industry.

Satnews Publishers would like to thank the following companies for their timely and highly appreciated assistance with this major event...

Arianespace is the world’s leading satellite launch company, providing innovation to its customers since 1980. Backed by 21 shareholders and the European Space Agency, the company offers an international workforce renowned for a culture of commitment and excellence. Arianespace has launched more than half the commercial satellites operating in geostationary orbit today.

As of October 29, 2014, 220 Ariane launches, 35 Soyuz launches (9 at the Guiana Space Center and 26 at Baikonur with Starsem) and three Vega launches have been performed. The company’s headquarters is in Evry, near Paris, and has local offices in Washington, D.C. (United States), Tokyo (Japan) and Singapore. For more information, please visit arianespace.com.

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. The company creates innovative space solutions, enables more accurate weather forecasts, drives insightful observations of our planet, delivers actionable data and intelligence, and ensures those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit ball.com/aerospace.


The 2017 SmallSat Symposium is pleased to welcome Boeing as a sponsor to this years event.




Clyde Space is an award winning globally recognized innovator and supplier of CubeSat and small-satellite systems. The company’s approach to designing and building spacecraft systems is enabling a new generation of spacecraft for commercial, civil and military applications and is defining the standard for today’s ‘New Space’ revolution.

Now in its 12th year of operation, Clyde Space continues to expand its capability and is now supporting missions at all levels, from conceptual design, development, integration, testing, through to launch and on-orbit operations.

Clyde Space has heavily invested in development over the past year, recruiting heavily, expanding facilities and announced their international expansion plans. The company has over 80 staff and are growing at rate of over 50 percent per year, a rate on par with their facilities. This increase is enabling Clyde Space to win greater orders and develop over 70 satellites this year alone, 80 percent of these sales are with Europe and half of which are US, influencing their decision to internationalize. For additional information: clyde.space/

DHV Technology designs and manufactures fully custom solar panels on PCB substrate or aluminum honeycomb substrate (CFRP), body mounted or deployable. Sensors and other elements could be integrated under customer requirements. DHV Technology has great expertize on photovoltaic technology. DHV Technology manufactured the solar panels for the Italian satellite UNISAT-6 that was launched from Yasni (Russia) on June 19, 2014. The solar panels are working currently under nominal conditions according to the telemetry installed on the Satellite. DHV Technology has signed a contract with G.A.U.S.S. Srl to supply the solar panels of UNISAT-7 that will be launched in 2017.

DHV Technology has participated in several other projects, as well, for 1U, 2U, 3U and PocketQubes. For example, DHV Technology is external provider of solar arrays for TRISAT mission, funded by ESA and developed by Maribor University in Slovenia. It is a 3U CubeSat project with deployable solar arrays.

DHV Technology’s pricing is very competitive and offers excellent quality and deliveries. DHV Technology is an ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified company.

DHV Technology is listed in the NASA publications NASA/TP-2015-216648/REV1 “Small Spacecraft Technology State of the Art” (pp.24-26) within the Small Satellite technology available for the market. More info: dhvtechnology.com/

    Glavkosmos’ history starts in February of 1985, with the main objective being the engagement of space activities with foreign partners. A number of intergovernmental and interdepartmental agreements were received, wherein Glavkosmos was defined as responsible for their implementation. Space research and its application for peaceful purposes requiring research and development as well as commercial cooperation in the fields of materials science, remote sensing, biology and medicine, solar physics, astrophysics, solar system research, communication, implementation of mutual projects on designing, launching and operating of spacecraft, were and are the priority areas of collaboration.  Glavkosmos has consistently expanded its successful experience in carrying out commercial projects in the exploration of space for peaceful purposes with other countries and space agencies as well as private companies.  Glavkosmos delivers a unique space experience to both the Russian and international markets. glavkosmos.ru/

Hogan Lovells is a cutting-edge, end-to-end strategic legal practice for satellite system operators, investors, manufacturers, or other transaction parties. We work with those involved in “traditional” space, NewSpace, and government procurements, around the world. Hogan Lovells helps companies take their satellite systems from drawing board to implementation, and safely navigate the multi-layered risks and issues they will face. We understand the technology, business, and regulatory issues ahead of you, and know the strategies necessary to achieve real world success. Acting as an integrated part of your team, we work to understand the challenges you face to structure the best transaction for you. Hogan Lovells has a robust inventory of winning resolutions, unparalleled complex deal experience, a cohesive global team approach, and deep industry expertise. We are pioneers alongside our entrepreneurial clients for their most innovative industry developments, providing practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you. The company offers 2,500 lawyers in more than 45 offices in 26 countries to serve their clients. Additional details are readily available at: hoganlovells.com.

Kratos is the leading global provider of turnkey enterprise-grade ground segment solutions that assures operations and communications performance across satellite, terrestrial and hybrid networks. Products include the Monics® family of industry leading carrier monitoring; interference detection, geolocation and mitigation capabilities; EPOCH® IPS, the leading Command and Control (C2) product; COMPASS® for network monitoring and control and NeuralStar®SQM for end-to-end service management. With experience spanning 300 missions over 30 years, Kratos assures secure management, delivery and distribution of data and information from space and terrestrial-based platforms for defense, intelligence, government and commercial satellite partners. For more information: kratosdefense.com/.

Since the company’s founding in 1884, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) has been the pioneer in the manufacturing industry, including aerospace rockets. From 2007, the company began providing launch services for commercial and government missions. MHI will continue to make new approaches, and strive to be the best in the space industry. Learn more at mhi-global.com/


Orbital Systems is a leading manufacturer of ground station antenna systems including complete cost effective solutions for TT&C antennas used to control and monitor satellites.  Orbital offers antenna positioners and integrated RF subsystems with single or multi-band feeds, upconverters, downconverters and HPAs in X-, S- and L-bands, in sizes from 5m to 1.5m.  Orbital’s field proven antenna systems are fully range tested, reliable and safe, and fully compliant with international standards. Select www.orbitalsystems.com/ for more info.


The 2017 SmallSat Symposium is pleased to welcome Pumpkin Space Systems as a sponsor to this year’s event. Additional company information is available at pumpkinspace.com/.



Space Systems Loral (SSL) is a leading provider of commercial satellites with broad expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. In addition to its GEO communications satellite expertise the company has launched more than 80 LEO satellites and currently has LEOs in production for communications, Earth observation and science missions with customers such as TerraBella, Telesat and RCM.

Best known for their satellites and spacecraft systems, SSL also offers full product life cycle support to new space ventures from concept development to space qualification of COTs hardware, affordable access to space through hosted and dispensed payloads, and launch site and on orbit operations support. As a Silicon Valley innovator for more than 50 years, SSL’s advanced product line also includes sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations. More information, visit sslmda.com

GVF is the single and unified voice of the global satellite industry. Founded in 1997, it brings together organizations engaged in the delivery of advanced broadband and narrowband satellite services to consumers, and commercial and government enterprises worldwide. Headquartered in London, GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization. The broad-based membership represents every major world region and every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite Earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users. Find additional information at gvf.org.

Satellite Industry Association (SIA) is a US-based trade association providing representation of the leading satellite operators, service providers, manufacturers, launch services providers, and ground equipment suppliers. For more than two decades, SIA has advocated on ehalf of the U.S. satellite industry on policy, regulatory, and legislative issues affecting the satellite business. For more information, visit sia.org.


The Space Foundation is the foremost advocate for all sectors of space and is a global, nonprofit leader in space awareness activities, educational programs and major industry events, including the annual Space Symposium, all which support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity.”

Space Foundation World Headquarters, located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, has a museum-quality Discovery Center open to the public. The Space Foundation offers a wide array of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) based education programs and publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based innovations that improve life on Earth. To learn more about Space Foundation, please visit spacefoundation.org.

Thanks to all who supported and attended SmallSat Symposium 2017 — we look forward to presenting the smallsat industry with an informative and exhilerating event once again in 2018.