January 13-17, 2019
Washington, D.C.
TRB 98th Annual Meeting

Growth in Small Launchers in the Commercial Space Industry

Sunday, January 07, 2018, 1:30 PM-4:30 PM, Convention Center 2018
Robert Seibold, Aerospace Corporation, presiding
Sponsored by Standing Committee on Intergovernmental Relations in Aviation; Standing Committee on Aviation System Planning; Standing Committee on Airfield and Airspace Capacity and Delay; and Standing Committee on Aircraft/Airport Compatibility

The possibility of decentralizing launch operations for small satellites could be an industry boon; in this workshop, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and others discuss this topic. Two panels will explore opportunities in and challenges related to the use of small launchers.

Small Launch Vehicles: State of the Industry Survey
Carlos Niederstrasser, Orbital ATK, Inc.; Warren Frick, Orbital ATK, Inc.


Space Law and Small Launchers
Diane Howard, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Flight Opportunities Program
Timothy Chen, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Launch Services Program Update
Garrett Skrobot, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Commercial Spaceflight Innovation Initiative: A Collaborative Effort Among Government, Industry, and Academia Focusing on Innovation in the Commercial Space Transportation Arena
Ken Davidian
U.S. Space Industry Competitiveness
Frank Slazer, Aerospace Industries Association
Promoting Growth and Innovation in the Small Launch Industry
Eric Stallmer, Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Innovative Partnerships with Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Companies for Experiments in the Space Environment Resulting in Increased Demand for Launch Services
Lawrence Delucas, The Aerospace Corporation