Opportunity, demand, and emerging markets have sparked the imagination of entrepreneurs seeking to capitalize on the reality of small satellites to develop new businesses or government services. Supporting these exciting endeavors is increasingly available investment funding from many sources such as high-tech venture capital firms, angel investors, and even crowd-sourcing.
These new funding sources have allowed innovative companies, government administrators, and researchers from within the small satellite community to aggressively pursue diverse concepts such as providing low-cost remote sensing data products at unprecedented revisit rates, prospecting near-Earth asteroids for precious mineral deposits, and manifesting novel sensors as hosted payloads.
During the 28th year of the AIAA/USU Conference on Small Satellites learning more about these exciting entrepreneurial endeavors enabled by small satellites, including the technical and business challenges of this new era, are of utmost importance to this industry.
The conference, sub-titled “The Commerce of $mall $atellites,” is going to run from August 2nd through the 7th, 2014, at the Taggart Student Center at Utah State University in Logan, Utah.
Interested parties are encouraged to take advantage of early registration discounts by registering by May 8, 2014. The last day for off-site registration will be July 25, 2014. After that date, on-site registration will be held on the second floor of the Taggart Student Center.
Those wish to attend are encouraged to register for the full Conference. One-day or Pre-Conference Workshop registrations are available to those participants unable to attend the entire Conference. All speakers and presenters of contributed papers must register for the Conference and pay the appropriate registration fee.
There will be four easy registration methods, with the appropriate forms available by April 8th...
– Register online Opens April 8
– Mail a completed registration form and full payment by enclosing a check or credit card information to:
Registration Services, Small Satellite Conference, 5005 Old Main Hil, Logan, UT 84322-5005
– Fax a completed registration form, with credit card information to (435) 797-0636.
– Or, call Registration Services at (435) 797-0035 or (800) 538-2663.
Registration for the Small Satellites Conference includes:
– Pre-Conference Workshop admission
– Conference admission
– Program materials
– Conference giveaway
– Refreshment breaks
– Munch and Mingle Luncheons
– Campus parking
Sponsorship registration will open at 9:00 a.m., MST, on February 4, 2014. Sponsorships are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and are limited to one Munch and Mingle Luncheon or two refreshment breaks per organization.
Corporate sponsorships are available to organizations aiming to increase their visibility during the Conference. Sponsors receive increased exposure through the Conference website, publications, and recognition on-site. Sponsorships are available to any organization, regardless of exhibit participation.
The event invites organizations to co-sponsor a conference luncheon or refreshment break. Each sponsorship provides an excellent opportunity for participants, vendors, and students to interact in a casual atmosphere.
For lodging information, access: http://www.smallsat.org/travel/lodging