SpaceNews at SmallSat webinars: Register now to reserve your spot


As part of our special coverage of the 34th Annual Small Satellite Conference, SpaceNews is doing daily webinars Aug. 3-6 to bring you live newsmaker interviews, panel discussions and reporter roundtables in order to help bring you the full SmallSat experience (minus the Aggie’s ice cream, unfortunately).

All “SN @ SmallSat” webinars start at 11 a.m.  Eastern/ 9 a.m. Mountain

Monday, Aug. 3 |  Launch industry panel + SmallSat  preview

Tuesday, Aug. 4 | Blackjack: DARPA’s Big Bet on Small Satellites

Wednesday, Aug. 5 | Innovation in National Security Space: Smallsats in the Future Architecture

Thursday, Aug. 6 | Smallsat builders panel + SmallSat wrap-up

Launch industry panel + SmallSat  preview

Monday, Aug. 3, 11 a.m Eastern/9 a.m. Mountain

Registration coming soon.

TUESDAY, AUG. 4, 11 a.m Eastern/9 a.m. Mountain

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DARPA’s Blackjack program plans to build a network with as many as 20 satellites to demonstrate a proliferated LEO constellation that the U.S. military will use to communicate, share data and detect targets.

Blackjack Deputy Program Manager Stephen Forbes will discuss the latest developments in a SpaceNews webinar moderated by national security reporter Sandra Erwin.

Forbes will be followed by an all-industry panel featuring executives from companies that are developing, producing and integrating technologies for the Blackjack program.

  • Bill Schum, Blue Canyon Technologies
  • Eric Goodman,  Lockheed Martin
  • Andrew Berg, Loft Orbital
  • Jason Kim, Raytheon

Among the questions this webinar will explore:

  • How is DARPA leveraging commercial smallsat technology in the Blackjack program?
  • What are the next critical steps in the program leading up to a demonstration in 2022?
  • How are companies collaborating under DARPA’s “plug and play” approach to building satellites?

WEDNESDAY, AUG. 5, 11 a.m Eastern/9 a.m. Mountain

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The Space and Missile Systems Center, the technology arm of the U.S. Space Force, is where the next generation of military space systems are being designed and developed.

SMC Portfolio Architect Col. Russell Teehan and Director of Innovation and Prototyping Col. Joseph Roth will discuss the future of the national security space architecture and future capabilities in a conversation with Sandra Erwin, SpaceNews national security reporter.

The webinar will explore the following topics:

  • What is the SMC Portfolio Architect’s role in designing an integrated space architecture?
  • How do proliferated LEO systems fit into the architecture?
  • What are SMC’s plans to partner with commercial, allied and government agencies?
  • What are some new experimentation and prototyping approaches SMC is using to develop satellites and concepts for more resilient constellations?

Smallsat builders panel + SmallSat wrap-up

Thursday, Aug. 6, 11 a.m Eastern/9 a.m. Mountain

Registration coming soon.

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