Past event: SmallSat & Space Access Summit 2024

Leveraging Innovation to Enhance Small Spacecraft & Launch Capabilities at Mission Speed

We are proud to host the 7th Annual SmallSat & Space Access Summit. This comprehensive two-day event will bring together leaders across DoD, Federal Government, IC and industry to discuss the advancements in commercial and government small spacecraft and launch capabilities. This forum will also address current efforts toward building an agile and reliable space architecture that includes the proliferation of small satellite systems.

Topics to be Covered at the 2024 Summit:

  • Elevating US Space Resilience through Small Satellite Integration
  • Enabling Hybrid Space-Terrestrial Satellite Networks for Strategic USSF Advantage
  • Leveraging Commercial Innovation to Enhance Launch Capabilities for Federal Small Satellite Initiatives
  • Developing Advanced Small Satellite Capabilities for Enhanced Space Domain Awareness
  • Driving Optimization for a Leaner, Faster, More Resilient US Space Force
  • Bridging Innovation and Regulation: OSTP's Impact on Small Satellite Policy and Space Access Strategy
  • Bolstering NRO Launch Capabilities to Advance National Security Objectives

Why You Should Attend This Summit:

The global small satellite market will more than double between 2022 and 2028, increasing from $3.2 billion to $7 billion, primarily being driven by the increasing need for secure satellite communications, for both military missions and commercial applications. At the 7th Annual SmallSat & Space Access Summit, decision-makers from across DoD, the Federal Government, IC and commercial industry will highlight the accomplishments and developments of the last year, as well as discuss the challenges faced in building an agile and reliable space architecture that includes the proliferation of small satellite systems.

As DoD continues to embrace a more agile satellite procurement strategy, the proliferation of small satellite constellations remains a critical component towards meeting U.S. military needs. Senior-level leaders from across the Military Services & Federal Government will highlight the accomplishments and developments of the last year on various small satellite projects, as well as discuss the technologies and policies that will be needed to overcome the next set of challenges in deploying/securing such satellites. Attendees at the 7th Annual SmallSat & Space Access Summit will have the opportunity to directly engage with leaders and experts across the space enterprise, in a robust discussion about the bold innovation and action that will enhance small spacecraft capabilities and assure US space domain dominance. Finally, a panel of experts will convene to discuss efforts toward leveraging commercial innovation to enhance launch capabilities for federal small satellite initiatives.

The team specializes in the extensive research and development of our Summits' content and focus areas. We seek to bring together the respected leaders from the DoD, Federal Government, IC and industry technology providers, in the satellite & space community. Our non-partisan approach allows us to reach across all services and organizations to bring together a truly holistic group of decision-makers and solution providers.

At Our Summit You Have the Ability To:

  • Gain Education & Insight: Walk away with knowledge gained from our senior level speakers on some of the complex challenges facing the small satellite and space communities.
  • Build Partnerships: The agenda is designed to allow for ample networking opportunities and the ability to engage in constructive dialogue among all in attendance.
  • Influence: Help foster ideas! Share your own insight and knowledge during our interactive sessions. All attendees are encouraged to address our speaker faculty and each other with their questions, comments or ideas.

Exhibit and Sponsorship Information:

The SmallSat & Space Access Summit provides opportunities including exhibit space, product demonstrations, and networking receptions.
Contact us for sponsorship information

2024 Confirmed Speakers Include:

  • Senator Mike Rounds, US Senator- South Dakota
  • Maj Gen Christopher S. Povak, USSF, Deputy Director, NRO
  • Deidra Eberhardt, SES, Director of Requirements, Integration and Strategy, Space Systems Integration Office, SSC
  • Stephanie L. Possehl, SES, Director, Space and Missile Defense, OUSD (A&S)
  • David T. Beckwith, SES, Director, C4/ISR, OUSD (A&S)
  • Dr. Janet C. Wolfson, Director of Science, Technology & Engineering, SAF/SQ
  • Steve “Bucky” Butow, Director, Space Portfolio, DIU
  • Robert Cardillo, Founder, The Cardillo Group; Director
  • Karl Kensinger, Special Counsel, Space Bureau, FCC
  • Dr. Seth Lacy ST, Space Mobility and Precision Maneuver, Air Force Research Laboratory
  • Jason B. Mello, CEO/Co-Founder, The KMC Group
  • Lewis Jones, Investment Vice President, Generation Space

Please fill in your name and email to receive the Summit Agenda of this event.


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137 National Plaza, 20745
National Harbor, Oxon Hill, MD

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National Harbor, Maryland
*Please Note: This discounted partner rate will be available starting 60 days before the event begins.

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Event details
Organizer : DSI
Event type : Conference
Reference : ASDE-24928