Modeled on the “TEDx” style of informative lighting talks, SGx creates an environment where young professionals, industry experts, and government leaders can gather to share their insights and experiences with each other – the program tackles pressing issues and innovative ideas to inspire the next generation of space leaders. Now a two day event, students, young professionals, and the rising cohort in government and commercial space will have the opportunity to give lightning talks to the audience on the second day – sharing new perspectives about the past, present, and future of space commerce and exploration.
SGx is uniquely focused on offering attendees direct exposure to their future employers — featuring a dedicated exhibit hall job fair in its program. New this year, the SGx job fair will take place at the SATELLITE Conference and Exhibition. This year’s job fair participants includeNASA’s Space Communications and Navigation (SCaN) Program, Northrop Grumman, Astroscale, Iridium, and Advanced Space!
Built in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), SGx promises to be one of the most engaging and compelling events at SATELLITE 2023!
SGx tickets are available through the SATELLITE 2023 registration system. Already registered?
SGx Kickoff Address: 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM
Introductory Keynote: 9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Human Space Exploration Lightning Talks & Panel: 9:45 AM – 10:45 AM
Soviet Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin’s 1961 orbital flight made him the first-ever person in space, kicking off the beginning of now over 60 years of human exploration beyond Earth’s atmosphere. As access to space has evolved, both sovereign and commercial human spaceflight expeditions from around the world are set to increase in number, diversity, and scale in the coming decade. From new long-duration platforms in LEO to suborbital flights for tourists and scientists alike, to multiple nations’ ambitions to return to the lunar surface, the next generation of human spaceflight is busier and more complicated than ever. Our conversation will center around what’s next as humanity seeks to create a more permanent presence further out in our solar system. Yuri said it best: “Poyekhali!” – “off we go!”
Coffee Break & Networking: 10:45 AM – 11:00 AM | Sponsored by
International Norms of Behavior Lightning Talks & Panel: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Just as the space environment is a truly shared domain, SGAC is a truly international organization, representing students and young professionals in space from 160+ different countries. The International Norms and Behaviors panel brings together leading voices from sovereign space agencies and commercial actors in space exploration from spacefaring nations around the world. We hope that this discussion will be a timely reminder that as space becomes busier than ever, it’s our responsibility to understand the perspectives of operators from all nations so development in space continues to yield benefits for everyone on Earth.
Lunch & Special Keynote: 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM | Sponsored by
Featured Keynote: 1:30 PM – 1:45 PM
Space Sustainability Lightning Talks & Panel: 1:45 PM – 2:45 PM
Humans love to launch objects into space. From massive, exquisite satellites and observatories, to crewed spacecraft and human-rated destinations, to proliferated constellations of small spacecraft, our busiest orbits are more crowded than ever. In fact, most data-driven predictions anticipate up to 100,000 operational satellites in space by 2030. In order to ensure space remains a safe, operable environment, it is imperative that all operators commit to responsible behavior in orbit and beyond. Today, commercial and sovereign actors alike are taking steps to advance capabilities that contribute to Orbital Sustainability through SSA (Space Situational Awareness), ADR (Active Debris Remediation), and more. This panel will examine what’s next in space sustainability, with a focus on the perspectives of commercial companies tackling these big problems.
Coffee Break: 2:45 PM – 3:00 PM | Sponsored by
Congressional Keynote: 3:00 PM – 3:10 PM
Deep Space Exploration Lightning Talks & Panel: 3:10 PM – 4:10 PM
Deep Space Exploration includes actions in space beyond our most local orbits – from CisLunar space, to Lunar surface activities, to exploration of other worlds in our solar system. Beyond sovereign space missions including NASA’s Artemis program and China’s expansion to the moon, many commercial capabilities have come online both to support these efforts and carry out activities of their own. This panel will focus on challenges around what it means to access deep space, how to conduct exploration in an ethical and sustainable manner, and a look toward the future of exploration far beyond Earth.
Closing Keynote: 4:10 PM – 4:20 PM
SATELLITE | Monday Closing Keynote: Revolutionizing All-Domain Mesh Networks at Planetary Scale: 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Chris Taylor, Aalyria’s founder & CEO, along with Brian Barritt co-founder & CTO will discuss and demonstrate Spacetime, a software platform for orchestrating networks of ground stations, aircraft, satellites, ships, and urban meshes. Spacetime optimizes and continually evolves antenna link scheduling, network traffic routing, and spectrum resources in real-time, responding to changing network conditions and demands. Spacetime operates and federates networks across land, sea, air, and space, at any altitude or orbit type, supports all radio frequency bands and optical wavelengths, and is designed for interoperability with legacy, hybrid space, 5G NTN, and FutureG network architectures. Open to all attendees. (Open to all SATELLITE 2023 attendees)
SATELLITE Welcome Reception: 5:30 – 7:30 PM | Sponsored by
SGx Reception at Little Penn Coffeehouse: 7:00 PM – 9:10 PM | Sponsored by
SATELLITE | Tuesday Opening Keynote: 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM
Amazon Senior Vice President of Devices & Services Dave Limp will be appearing as our featured keynote speaker at this year’s Opening General Session on Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 at 8:30 a.m. In a fireside chat interview, Dave will share important new details about Project Kuiper – Amazon’s low Earth orbit (LEO) satellite network, designed to provide fast, affordable broadband to unserved and underserved communities around the world. Be among the first to learn about Amazon’s next steps toward providing global connectivity from space! (Open to all SATELLITE 2023 attendees)
SATELLITE | Tuesday Opening General Session: Satellite Industry CEOs Look to the Future: 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Led by Via Satellite magazine Editor-In-Chief Mark Holmes, SATELLITE’s marquee general session features a panel of the top industry leaders in a discussion that has historically set the tone and established talking points for the year. This year’s session will address significant and dynamic shifts that are on the horizon for the commercial satellite and space industries. This includes: the combination of large companies creating multi-orbit systems; collaboration and business between satellite and terrestrial wireless companies in providing global connectivity; investments in a greater space economy; workforce recruitment and retention; and the adoption of sustainable technologies and business practices to ensure longevity in space. (Open to all SATELLITE 2023 attendees)
SGx Day 2 Young Professional/Student Talks – Introductory Remarks: 10:00 AM – 10:15 AM
SGx Young Professional/Student Lightning Talks: 10:15 AM – 11:00 AM
Day 2 Expert Keynote: 11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
SGx Young Professional/Student Lightning Talks: 11:15 AM – 11:45 AM
Day 2 Expert Keynote: 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM
SGx Closing Remarks: 12:00 PM – 12:05 PM
Break for Lunch: 12:05 PM – 1:00 PM
SATELLITE Exhibit Hall Tour/Walk-Through: 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Interested in becoming a sponsor of SGx? Contact Cody Knipfer (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Ashley Peter (email@example.com) to start the discussion!