The Catholic University of America

Schedule of sessions


Day 1: Research and Forecasting (Tuesday, August 01 2017)

  • Session 1. Observations and understanding of specific space weather conditions (solar & interplanetary phenomena, geospace currents and fields, energetic particles, etc.) that can be investigated using small satellites.

    Organizers: Robert Robinson, Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla


  • Session 2. Identification of gaps in the operational space weather observing system and how to address these via the integration of small satellite - based information into general space weather modeling and forecasting infrastructure

    Organizers: David Jackson, Antti Pulkkinen


Day 2: Mission Concepts (Wednesday, August 02 2017)

  • Session 3. Past and ongoing small satellite missions relevant to space weather research and applications: Lessons learned.

    Organizers: Antonio Castro, Robert Robinson


  • Session 4. Next generation small satellite missions for observations and monitoring of space weather phenomena.

    Organizers: James Spann, Ricardo Tubio-Pardavila


Day 3: Innovations and Technology (Thursday, August 03 2017)

  • Session 5. Space weather instrumentation for small satellite platforms. Observational requirements and operational challenges. Ground systems for data acquisition.

    Organizers: Masataka Okutsu, Teresa Nieves-Chinchilla, Yoshizumi Miyoshi


  • Session 6. Small-satellite subsystems (propulsion, ACS, communications, power, others) necessary for the study of the full range of space weather conditions.

    Organizers: David Klumpar, Harlan Spence


Day 4: Future Opportunities (Friday, August 04 2017)

  • Session 7. International cooperation, educational opportunities, public outreach, and interdisciplinary collaboration.

    Organizers: Vadim Uritsky, Anatoli Petrukovich


  • Session 8. Access to space for space weather smallsats. ISS deployment, rideshares, Venture class launch services, ELaNa, other opportunities.

    Organizers: Larry Kepko, James Spann


  • Programmatic considerations: panel discussion with representatives from NASA, NOAA, NSF & other funding programs. Closing remarks.

    Organizers: Robert Robinson, Antti Pulkkinen, Vadim Uritsky