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Dr. Pat Patterson, Smallsat, Wednesday, 7-22-15 July 23, 2015

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Dr. Pat Patterson, Smallsat, Wednesday, 7-22-15

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Guest: Dr. Pat Patterson. Topics: We take a look at the 2015 SmallSat Conference from August 8-13 in Logan, Utah on the campus of Utah State University. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.  For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. We welcomed Dr. Pat Patterson back to the program to discuss the upcoming 2015 SmallSat Conference to be held in Logan, UT from August 8-13. During our one segment 60 minute discussion, Dr. Patterson not only provided us with the history of the SmallSat conference over nearly three decades, but we focused on many of the highlights for this year’s event. You can follow along with us at the conference website, www.smallsat.org. In addition to talking about the keynote speaker, the CubeSat workshop, student completion, ride sharing, exhibitors, and more, we also talked conference logistics for registration and hotels in and near Logan. Dr. Patterson talked about the social events, networking, and the side programs offered this year. Highlights of the social events take place Tuesday evening with the parties by Orbital ATK and then by SpaceX & Space Services. Toward the end of the discussion, Pat reviewed smallsat industry stats over the past four years documenting the growth and changes within the industry, plus future smallsat plans which if they actually happened, the launch capacity for small satellites would have to significantly improve and expand. Still, the growth stats are reflective of the exciting progress in this segment of the space industry. If you are able to attend SmallSat this year, let me know and please give us reports about it on future Space Show programs.

 

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Dr. Pat Patterson, SmallSat, Tuesday, 7-29-84 July 30, 2014

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Dr. Pat Patterson, SmallSat, Tuesday, 7-29-84

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Guest:  Dr. Pat Patterson.  Topics:  SmallSat Conference 2014, cubesats, small satellites, space commerce.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.  For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.

We welcomed back Dr. Pat Patterson to discuss the upcoming SmallSat Conference to be held at Utah State University in Logan, Utah from August 2-7, 2014.  During our one hour one segment discussion with Pat, we went over all aspects of the conference including the networking, social, and cultural aspects associated with the conference and Logan, UT.  Visit the conference website and follow along with us (www.smallsat.org).  The theme for the 2014 SmallSat Conference is “Commerce of Small Satellites.”  In keeping with this theme, Steve Jurvetson of Draper, Fisher Jurvetson will be the key speaker.  Those of you familiar with NewSpace conferences over the years will be familiar with Mr. Jurvetson as he has been a big part of the Business Plan Competition and the conferences.  Read about him & his space activities at http://smallsat.org/technical-program/keynote.  Pat spoke about conference details, registration, and logistical issues throughout our discussion so pay attention if you are attending, especially to the hotel situation and options.  We learned that Orbital is back to throwing one of the parties this year after a recess from their famous party.  Other parties are hosted by ATK and SpaceX.  The exhibit hall has been expanded and will now cover two floors.  Also, an outdoor “lounge” area has been created for more room and networking options.  I asked if the presented papers were peer reviewed.  Dr. Patterson explained their review process so if you are interested in submitting a paper for future years, take note of it.  About a third of the papers submitted are selected for the conference.  Networking is exceptional at SmallSat.  In addition the social activities including the Space Dynamics Lab hosted party Monday night, the other parties including the Moog sponsored program Wednesday night are all excellent networking venues as are the lunches and the food networking breaks throughout the day.  We got questions about the student programs, presentations, exhibits and their scholarships.  We spoke about newcomers to the exhibit hall and SmallSat, plus family activities for spouses, etc. in and around Logan.  There are also side meetings which you can read about & attend so see  http://smallsat.org/conference/side-meetings.  The 11th Cubesat Workshop is also being held again this year on Saturday/Sunday.  See http://smallsat.org/technical-program/workshop.  For conference questions, see http://smallsat.org/contact.

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Dr. Pat Patterson, Small Sat, Friday, 7-19-13 July 20, 2013

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Dr. Pat Patterson, Small Sat, Friday, 7-19-13

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Guest:  Dr. Pat Patterson. Topics:  The Small Satellite Conference 2013 and related topics.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.  Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.

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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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 8-15-12 August 17, 2012

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The John Batchelor Show “Hotel Mars,” Wednesday, 8-15-12

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Guests:  John Batchelor, Dr. Pat Patterson, Dr. David Livingston:  Topics:  SmallSat Conference and small satellite industry growth.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program, www.johnbatchelorshow.com. During our 11.5 minute discussion,  Dr. Patterson described the small satellite industry, spoke about the 25 year history of the SmallSat Conference held each year in Logan, UT on the campus of Utah State University, and described the growth in satellite development and applications within the small satellite industry.  Student opportunities were discussed along with business and career opportunities.  If you have comments or questions, please post them on The Space Show blog.

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Dr. Pat Patterson, Friday, 7-13-12 July 14, 2012

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Dr. Pat Patterson, Friday, 7-13-12

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Guest:  Dr. Pat Patterson.  Topics:  Small Sat Conference, small satellites & their increasing opportunities & capabilities.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright.  We welcomed back Dr. Pat Patterson for our annual discussion on the upcoming Small Sat Conference held in Logan, Utah from August 13-16, 2012.  For more information, visit the Small Sat website, www.smallsat.org.  During our first segment, Dr. Patterson provided us with an overview of the Small Sat Conference, including its history leading up to this year’s program which is the 26th Small Sat conference.  We highlighted many features of this conference including the nine side meetings, a record number for such conference meetings.  You can find more about the side meetings by visiting www.smallsat.org/conference/side-meetings.  Dr. Patterson highlighted several of them, including the CubeSat Workshop, High Altitude Balloon Workshop, and the NASA Flight Opportunities Program.  He also went into detail about both the Monday keynote talk by Ms. Brenda Jones of the USGS EROS Data Center regarding global satellite usage for disaster response, followed on Wednesday by a guest speaker from the University of Tokyo regarding the usage of satellite and space resources in last year’s earthquake and tsunami disaster.  Click on the Technical Program option for details about these two featured talks, www.smallsat.org/technical-program.  Here, you can also see the technical programs, panels, and their speakers.  Abstracts are available on the website but conference proceedings are made available at the conference & post conference.  In this first segment, we went over conference logistics including transportation, parking, registration, and hotels.

In our second segment, we talked about the student programs and scholarships, more about both the keynote and guest speakers, and the Wednesday evening tour options which are new for this year’s program.  We also went into more detail about several of the side meetings and stressed the value & importance of conference networking & job interview opportunities.  SmallSat is famous for both student programs & scholarships as well as networking & career support activities, making this one of the best possible conferences you could attend.

If you have conference related questions, use the Contact tab on their website, www.smallsat.org/contact.  You can email Dr. Patterson through me at drspace@thespaceshow.com.