Space Access 2012 - The agenda

Below is the schedule for Space Access 2012.  As the conference goes on I'll update this with links to the talks.


Thursday April 12

9 am - Henry Vanderbilt, your SA'12 Conference Manager, with a brief welcome

9:05 - Henry Spencer, "Beyond Chemical Rockets: Overview and Near-Term Options"

9:55 - Keith Henson, "$100 a kg to GEO with Beamed Energy Propulsion"

10:15 - Students for the Exploration and Development of Space, Sara Meschberger

10:25 - break

11 am - Liftport, Frank Smith

11:20 - John Schilling, "Halfway to Anywhere, Part II: Groundwork For Going Beyond LEO"

12:10 - Commercial Spaceflight Federation, Alex Saltman, Executive Director

12:25 - break for lunch

2 pm - David Hoerr, "The Rocket Company, 10 Years After"

2:20 - Ed Wright of Citizens in Space, on “Citizen Science: ‘Pump priming’ For Suborbital

2:40 - Bruce Pittman, NASA Ames, "Barriers And Opportunities For Reusable Launch Vehicles"

3 pm - Space Studies Institute, Gary Hudson, President (do not miss - we can say no more)

3:30 - break

4:05 - Dallas Bienhoff, "Payload Requirements For A Low Cost Reusable Launch Vehicle"

4:35 - Rick Maschek, Sugar Shot To Space

5:05 - Spaceworthy, Ed De Reyes, "Roadblocks To Licensing and Permitting: We Have Met The Enemy, And He Is Us"

5:25 - National Space Society, Paul Damphousse, Executive Director

5:40 - Stratofox Aerospace Tracking & Recovery Team, Ian Kluft

6 pm - break for dinner

8 pm - Scott Tibbitts, eSpace, "From the Hardware Store to Pluto: Adventures in Space Entrepreneurship"

8:30 - Altius Space Machines, Jon Goff

9 pm - Garvey Space, John Garvey

9:30 - Rocketplane Global, Chuck Lauer

9:50 - Matt Cannella, "HySoR Hybrid Sounding Rocket"

10:05 - end of day's schedule. Begin celebrating Yuri's Night, sponsored by Phoenix Chapters of AIAA and NSS! (Don't overdo it, there are two full days still ahead.)

Friday April 13th

9 am - XCOR Aerospace, Mark Street

9:45 - United Launch Alliance, Frank Zegler

10:30 - break

11:05 - Panel: World Space Programs & Prospects - Jeff Foust, Clark Lindsey, Doug Messier, Dave Salt

11:50 - Henry Spencer, "Lessons From Smallsats for Small Launchers"

12:20 - Ben Brockert, "Encouraging STEM Education In The US"

12:30 pm - break for lunch

2 pm - NASA OCT, Dr. Laguduva Kubendran

2:45 - Lasermotive, Jordin Kare

3 pm - Jordin Kare on Recent Laser Propulsion Work

3:30 - break

4:05 - Orbital Outfitters, Jeff Feige

4:35 - Masten Space, Dave Masten

5:45 - Rick Tumlinson, on the EarthLight Institute

5:55 - break for dinner

8 pm - Phil Chapman, "Reviving Human Spaceflight"

8:20 - Panel: Newspace Lessons Learned - Gary Hudson, Henry Spencer, Henry Vanderbilt

9 pm - Armadillo Aerospace, Ben Brockert

9:30 - JP Aerospace, John Powell

10 pm - end of day's schedule. Don't party too late - there's still another whole day ahead!

Saturday April 14th

9 am - FAA AST, Mike Kelly, Chief Engineer

9:50 - Rand Simberg on a Space Property Rights initiative

Gerry Nordley on Tethers Unlimited
10:20 - break

10:55 - Speedup, Robert Steinke

11:15 - Frontier Astronautics, Timothy Bendel

11:40 - Osa Fitch, "The Rocket Test Company: 2012 Update"

11:55 - Percy Luney, VP Space Florida, "An Informal Discussion Of Possible NanoSat Launch Challenge Parameters"

12:25 - break for lunch

2 pm - Michael Clive, "The Mojave Makers Hackerspace"

2:15 - Unreasonable Rocket, Paul Breed

2:45 - Tim Pickens, Rocket City Space Pioneers GLXP Project

3:10 - Ed Wright of Citizens In Space, on "Citizen Science: 'Pump Priming' For Suborbital"

3:25 - break

4 pm - Jim Muncy, PoliSpace

4:40 - Tim Pickens with a few words on "DIY Space Access: Modern Communications, the 'Maker' network, and the Space Community" (Panel to Follow, Panelists TBA)

5:25 - Space Frontier Foundation, Ryan McLinko

5:40 - Panel: Policy Issues For The Coming Year - Phil Chapman, Jim Muncy, Rand Simberg, Henry Vanderbilt

6:20 - end of Space Access sessions for another year. See you in the bar!


Here are my summaries of past years:

Space Access 2007

Space Access 2008

Space Access 2009

Space Access 2010


And if that isn't a enough for you check out HobbySpace's write up of Space Access 2012.