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Learn About the Technology that is Making Space Accessible for Everyone

A Hosted Payload is a module attached to a commercial satellite with communications circuitry that operates independently of the main spacecraft but which shares the satellite’s power supply and transponders.  A Small Satellite is a satellite of low mass and size, usually under 500 kg (1, 100 lb). Both technologies have become increasingly important for many organizations, including the military and government, to ensure success by offering cost-effective solutions for access to space.  While hosted payloads and smallsats offer different trade-offs, they both offer attributes mission planners are looking for – mission flexibility, lowered costs, less risk, faster time to orbit, reduced operational and technical complexity.

About the Summit

The Hosted Payload Summit was launched in 2010 as a full day event focused solely on how Hosted Payloads could meet the needs of budget-conscious government, military, civil and commercial satellite users. Through the years, The Hosted Payload and Smallsat Summit has grown to include all classes of Small Satellites, allowing a wide variety of attendees to participate in comprehensive discussions, in-depth workshop sessions, networking breaks and an evening reception.

Brought to you by the producers of the SATELLITE Conference & Exhibition, the Hosted Payload and Smallsat Summit will bring together the satellite community to discuss the trade-offs and attributes of hosted payloads and small satellites, and how they fit into mission configuration.

At the 2016 Hosted Payload and Smallsat Summit, you’ll hear the leading experts discuss the issues you face – not the technology but the budget restraints.  You’ll mingle and connect with many of the top personnel at government and military organizations, such as the U.S. Air Force, NASA, NOAA, Geospatial Intelligence Agency, U.S. Army, and more.

The 2016 Summit also features a new format, breaking away from traditional panel discussions of the past. Instead, sessions will only feature 2 presenters, allowing speakers a better chance to dive deep into the benefits and challenges related to affordable access to space, and for our attendees to gain a better view into the needs of the satellite customers.

Don’t miss all the excitement at the only DC event focused on two of the hottest markets in satellite communicationsRegister today to attend!

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