Dr. Pat Patterson, Small Sat, Friday, 7-19-13 July 20, 2013Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
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Dr. Pat Patterson, Small Sat, Friday, 7-19-13
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We welcomed Dr. Pat Patterson back to the program to discuss the upcoming Small Satellite Conference, August 10-15, 2013 in Logan, Utah. Visit the conference website for information, registration, hotels, and the program agenda: www.smallsat.org. During our one segment one hour program, Dr. Patterson talked about the conference, the programming, the merger into the conference of the CubeSat workshop on Saturday and Sunday, plus much more. The theme for this year’s conference is “Small Satellite Constellations: Strength In Numbers.” We discussed the keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Gazarik, Associate Administrator, NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate and the main guest speaker, David Klumpar – Program Scientist, NASA Science Mission Directorate who will be representing the entire Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission team. You can access further information about both speakers on the Small Sat website by clicking on Technical Program button in the menu line near the top of the home page. Pat explained the single track conference format, the networking opportunities, the amazing food always served at SmallSat for the breaks, the lunches, and the Monday night social at the Space Dynamics Lab. We talked conference registration, hotels, and the special events for Wednesday evening. Listeners asked questions about the conference, the Space Dynamics Lab, internships, Utah State University, job interviews, the student competition, and much more. Listeners also wanted to know the impact of sequestration on this year’s conference. Pat had much to say about this and you might be surprised by what you hear, especially in the comparison between DOD and NASA participation.
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