DARPA Satellite Servicing Conference, 7:30 am - 5:00 pm ET, Arlington VA
26-Jun-2012 through 26-Jun-2012
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will sponsor a conference on satellite servicing technologies entitled "Fostering Sustainable Satellite Servicing" on June 26, 2012 from 7:30 am - 5:00 pm ET at the DARPA Conference Center, 675 North Randolph Street, Arlington VA. The agenda is available here and more details are on the conference's website, which are excerpted below:
DARPA's Phoenix program aims to develop and demonstrate technologies to cooperatively harvest and re-use valuable components from retired, nonworking satellites in GEO to create new space systems at greatly reduced cost. If successful, re-using existing satellite components may not only dramatically lower the cost of GEO satellite missions for Defense Department needs, but may also serve to demonstrate, through advanced techniques and technology, a model for future on-orbit servicing activities.
In support of these efforts, DARPA is holding an international focused conference, "Fostering Sustainable Satellite Servicing.” The conference will be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the DARPA Conference Center, 675 North Randolph Street, Arlington, VA from 7:30am to 5:00pm. This event is intended to highlight current concepts and explore the policy and legal aspects of future on-orbit servicing, and will be open to the international space, satellite and related-technologies communities, and will include international speakers