SmallSat Mission TIM Agenda

Updated: September 5, 2019 - Presentation videos and PDFs made available

June 24-26, 2019
NASA Ames Research Center, Mountain View, CA


Monday, June 24, 2019
PRE-MEETING - ARC Conference Center

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1:30 PM Meeting Room Opens and Check-In    
2:00 PM Meeting Starts
- Welcome, Introductions and Logistics
B. Yost, J. Fishman, F. Tan, C. Norton  
2:15 PM Navigating SmallSat Development: Where to Begin and What to Expect
- Experienced-Based Overview, Suggestions, and Guidance for New Investigators
C. Norton, Various

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3:30 PM Break    
6:00 PM Adjourn for the day    

Tuesday, June 25, 2019
MAIN SESSION - ARC Conference Center

7:30 AM Meeting Room Opens and Check-In    
8:30 AM Opening Remarks
- Welcome, Introductions and Logistics
- NASA SmallSat Agency Integrated Strategic Plan
D. Korsmeyer, B. Yost, F. Tan, J. Fishman, C. Norton  
9:00 AM Looking Ahead: Missions in Formulation and Development
- Selected Science, Technology and Exploration Mission Concepts
R. Wright, F. Lind, S.D'Amico  
10:00 AM Break (Group Photo)    
10:30 AM Looking Back: Mission Flight Results
- Selected Science and Technology Mission Results
C. Ruf, R. Kohnert, T. Johnson  
11:30 AM The Hard Truth: Mission Failures
- Selected Experiences from Mission Failure
W. Blackwell, B. Lim  
12:15 PM Lunch and Informal Discussion    
1:30 PM Flight System Development: Panel and Open Discussion
- Requirements, Make vs. Buy, Hardware and Software Development
E. Agasid, J. Johnson, R. Miller, E. Tsai  
2:30 PM Requirements and Process: Panel and Open Discussion
- Risk Classifications, Procedural Requirements, Testing and Verification
G. Horvat, R. Bishop, D. Mayer, M. Nunes, R. Welle  
3:30 PM Break    
4:00 PM Mission Operations: Panel and Open Discussion
- Planning, Execution and Anomaly Recovery
L. Kepko, T. Gaier, C. Ruf, B. Malphrus  
4:45 PM Keys to Mission Failure and Success: Panel and Open Discussion
- Practices, Design Principles and Engineering Judgement
L. Fesq, J. Flynn, D. Lewis, B. Swartz  
5:30 PM Adjourn for the day    
6:00 PM Group Dinner, Castro Street Restaurant Options, near ARC    

Wednesday, June 26, 2019
MAIN SESSION - ARC Conference Center

7:30 AM Meeting Room Opens and Check-In    
8:30 AM Key Takeaways from Day 1 F. Tan, C. Norton  
9:00 AM Programmatics: Panel and Open Discussion
- Regulatory, Workforce and Cost Management
M. Saing, R. Welle, J. Hudeck  
10:00 AM Break    
10:30 AM Ask Us Anything: Q&A with NASA HQ
- Open discussion with HQ SmallSat Leadership on PI/PM Needs
C. Norton, F. Tan, M. Garcia, B. Yost  
11:15 AM DIY vs. Commercial Development: Panel and Open Discussion
- Experiences and Thoughts on Parts, Buses, and Infrastructure
S. Miller, T. Gaier, X. Li, A. Guarneros Luna  
12:15 PM Lunch and Informal Discussion    
1:30 PM Considerations for Space Access: Panel and Open Discussion
- S&MA, Launch Services, and Range Safety Processes
S. Higginbotham, B. Blackwell, C. Rhoades  
2:15 PM Open Forum
- Open Discussion on Additional Topics of Interest
- Review effectiveness of PI/PM meeting and strategies for improvement
3:00 PM Closing Remarks    
3:15 PM Networking Break    
4:00 PM Adjourn for the day