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MEDIA ALERT: National Space Symposium Media Briefings

04/07/2011

MEDIA ALERT: National Space Symposium Media BriefingsCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Apr. 7, 2011) -- The Space Foundation will host a series of media briefings on a variety of space topics during the 27th National Space Symposium April 11-14, 2011, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo. All registered reporters are welcome to attend and reporters will be able to call in on many of the briefings.

Most of the sessions will be held in the Space Foundation Media Center, located in the Primrose Room on the second floor of Broadmoor Hall (above the Boeing Exhibit Center North). This Alert lists sessions scheduled as of April 6, 2011. The sessions and/or presenters are subject to change.

To attend, reporters must be registered to attend the 27th National Space Symposium. Registration is free to accredited media. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

2:30 -- 3:15 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
How to Eliminate the Advanced Persistent Network Threat, Malware, and Data Leakage
Featuring:
John Higginbotham, executive chairman, Blue Ridge Networks
Jerry Edgerton, president, Federal Sales, Blue Ridge Networks
Tom Gilbert, chief technology officer and senior vice president of engineering, Blue Ridge Networks
Topic:
In today's environment of advanced persistent threats and the continuing success of hackers breaching some of the most widely used network security tools, organizations require an additional layer of protection that operates at the "Ethernet" level. Blue Ridge Networks will showcase new Layer 2 remote access and endpoint protection solutions that eliminate malware attacks, data leaks, and network intrusions, while coexisting with traditional security products.
Call-in number: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: A.J. Guenther, 571-323-2585 ext. 2130, [email protected]

3:45 -- 4:30 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Award-Winning Space Journalists
Featuring recipients of the 2011 Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award:
Marcia Dunn, The Associated Press
Jay Barbree, NBC News
Topic:
Behind the scenes view of the space business from journalists who have been there; Barbree has covered every manned U.S. launch from Mercury to the Space Shuttle and Dunn is known for her insightful and thorough print coverage of the Shuttle program.
Contact: Janet Stevens/Carol Hively, [email protected]

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

9:00 -- 9:30 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Lockheed Martin
Featuring:
Bob Kramer, vice president, Information Systems & Global Solutions -- Defense
Topic:
Lockheed Martin will make a teaming announcement concerning the LISC range management procurement.
Call-in: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: David Jewell, 610-731-8005, [email protected]

9:45 -- 10:15 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
SpaceX
Featuring:
Elon Musk, chief executive officer and chief technology officer, SpaceX
Topic:
SpaceX Upate
Call-in: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: Kirstin Brost, [email protected]

10:25 -- 10:50 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp./Space Development and Test Directorate (SMC/SD)
Featuring:
Col. Carol P. Welsch, USAF, commander, Space Development Group, Space Development & Test Wing, Kirtland AFB
Dave Kaufman, Ball Aerospace, Senior Program Manager, STP-SIV
Topic:
The promise of responsive space was effectively delivered with the launch of the first Space Test Program Standard Interface Vehicle (STP-SIV) in November 2010. The STPSat-2 architecture, developed by prime contractor Ball Aerospace for the Space Development and Test Wing, supports the Operationally Responsive Space strategy to ensure U.S. space superiority. Ball Aerospace is currently integrating four payloads for STPSat-3, with spacecraft completion scheduled for November 2011. Welsch and Kaufman will discuss the benefits of standardization to support multiple missions at different low-Earth orbits with the same bus design.
Contact: Roz Brown,[email protected]

EDUCATION BRIEFING
10:30 -- Noon ARES Education Auditorium, Boeing Exhibit Center Lower Level
James Richmond,
superintendent, Charles County Public Schools (CCPS), recipient of the 2011 Alan Shepard Technology in Education Award
Topic:
Richmond talks with local school superintendents and members of the media about how he uses space-themed education programs and partnerships with local military groups to advance enthusiasm for and proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) among CCPS students.
Contact: Janet Stevens/Carol Hively, [email protected]

11:00 -- 11:45 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Télécoms Sans Frontières, recipient of a 2011 Space Achievement Award
Featuring:
Paul Margie, U.S. representative, Télécoms sans Frontières
Call-in: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: Janet Stevens/Carol Hively, [email protected]

Noon -- 12:30 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Swedish Space Corporation (SSC)
Featuring:
Lars Persson, president and CEO, SSC
Thomas Ingersoll, president and CEO, Universal Space Network
Mathias Persson, president, ECAPS
Anna Rathsman, senior vice president - corporate communications and business development, SSC, and board member, NanoSpace
Topic:
SSC, formally Swedish Space Corporation, will discuss its new strategic direction in the U.S. market, building on the acquisition of Universal Space Network and a track record of success in providing cost-effective mission critical solutions for successful space programs worldwide.
Box lunches will be served
Call-in: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: Jeff Carr at [email protected]

2:30 -- 2:55 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
United States Strategic Command
Featuring:
General C. Robert Kehler, USAF, commander, USSTRATCOM
Contact: Maj. Joseph Campbell, USAF

3:30 -- 4:00 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS)
Featuring:
Brig. Gen. (select) Roger W. Teague, USAF, director, U.S. Air Force Infrared Space Systems Directorate
Jeff Smith, vice president and SBIRS program director, Lockheed Martin
Topic:
As the first geosynchronous (GEO-1) Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS) program spacecraft prepares for its early May launch, U.S. Air Force and Lockheed Martin SBIRS leadership will provide an update on the launch, the spacecraft's improved capabilities, the SBIRS mission and overall program progress.
Call-in: Journalists who cannot attend the briefing in person may join via teleconference. To attend via telephone, e-mail a request by Monday, April 11, to Michael Friedman
Contact: Michael Friedman

5:15 -- 6:15 p.m. ARES Education Auditorium, Boeing Exhibit Center Lower Level
Space Shuttle Commanders
Featuring:
CAPT Daniel C. Brandenstein, USN (Retired), former commander, Space Shuttles Discovery, Columbia and Endeavour
Col. Eileen Collins, USAF (Retired), former commander, Space Shuttles Columbia and Discovery
Maj. Gen. Joe H. Engle, USAF (Retired), former commander, Space Shuttles Enterprise, Columbia and Discovery
Col. Fred D. Gregory, USAF (Retired), former commander, Space Shuttles Atlantis and Discovery
CAPT Frederick H. Hauck, USN (Retired), former commander, Space Shuttle Discovery
Col. Terence T. "Tom" Henricks, USAF (Retired), former commander, Columbia and Discovery
Col. Brewster H. Shaw, Jr., USAF (Retired), former commander, Space Shuttles Columbia and Atlantis
VADM Richard H. Truly, USN (Retired), former commander, Space Shuttle Challenger
Contact: Janet Stevens/Carol Hively, [email protected]

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

8:30 -- 9:45 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
ORS-1/TacSat-4
Featuring:
Dr. Peter Wegner, director, Operationally Responsive Space (ORS) Office, Department of Defense
Col. Carol P. Welsch, USAF, commander, Space Development Group, Space Development & Test Wing, Kirtland AFB
Additional speakers to be announced
Topic:
Upcoming launches of ORS-1 and TacSat-4
Contact: Valerie Skarupa, [email protected]

10:00 -- 10:45 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Boeing Commercial Crew Development
Featuring:
John Elbon, vice president and program manager, Boeing Space Commercial Crew Programs
Topic:
Update on Boeing's solution for a commercial crew capsule to transport people between Earth and the International Space Station and Bigelow Aerospace's space station.
Call-in number: 1-888-482-6001 Access code: 1755787#
Contact: Susan Wells, [email protected]

12:30 -- 1:15 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
James Webb Space Telescope Technical Progress
Featuring:
Scott Willoughby, Webb telescope director, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems
Other speakers to be announced later
Topic:
The latest program milestones and technical achievements for the James Webb Space Telescope
Call-in number: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: Mary Blake, [email protected]

1:45 p.m. -- 2:15 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Boeing Advanced Network and Space Systems Briefing
Featuring:
Todd Citron, director, advanced space and intelligence systems, part of Boeing Phantom Works' Advanced Network and Space Systems
Topic:
Nanosatellite technology
Call-in number: 1-888-482-6001 Access code: 1755787#
Contact: Jenna K. McMullin, [email protected]

2:30 -- 3:30 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
Inmarsat
Featuring:
Andrew Sukawaty, chairman & chief executive officer, Inmarsat
Call-in number: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: Patrick Boyle, [email protected]

Thursday, April 14, 2011

9:50 -- 10:10 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
National Reconnaissance Office
Featuring:
Bruce A. Carlson, director, National Reconnaissance Office
Call-in: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: Rick Oborn, [email protected]

11:20 -- 11:50 a.m. Space Foundation Media Center
The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity Briefing
Featuring:
Elliot Pulham, chief executive officer, Space Foundation
Micah Walter-Range, director -- research and analysis, Space Foundation
Jay Gullish, senior program manager, Futron Corp.
Kevin Leclaire, managing director, ISDR Consulting
Topic:
Overview of the major findings in The Space Report: 2011, the Space Foundation's annual overview of the space sector. Discussion will include major economic, educational and technological developments and trends, plus a future outlook.
Call-in: 866-330-1200, passcode 5768000#
Contact: Janet Stevens/Carol Hively, [email protected]

1:30 -- 2:15 p.m. Space Foundation Media Center
P.J. O'Rourke, best-selling author and political satirist
Contact: Janet Stevens/Carol Hively, [email protected]

About the 27th National Space Symposium
The 27th National Space Symposium combines serious discussion with high-level networking and offers workshops, forums, panels and presentations covering all aspects of space.

Online registration and more information, including agenda, speakers and exhibitors, are available at www.NationalSpaceSymposium.org. 27th National Space Symposium registrants, 35 years old and younger, who are interested in attending new generation events must indicate their interest when they register for the Symposium by checking the appropriate boxes on the online registration form.

Media registration, including access to all media briefings, is complimentary.

27th National Space Symposium Co-Sponsors
Confirmed co-sponsors include: ADD STAFFa.i. solutionsAnalytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI)ARES Corporation; ArianespaceATK; Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.; Blue Ridge Networks; The Boeing Company; Booz Allen HamiltonCisco Systems, Inc.EuroconsultFisher Space Pen Co.; GMVGeneral Dynamics; IBM; ILA Berlin Air ShowIntegral SystemsIntelsat General CorporationInternational Academy of Astronautics (IAA)International Space University (ISU); IridiumLockheed MartinMaui Economic Development Board (MEDB); MoogNorthrop GrummanParadigm; Pratt & Whitney RocketdyneQinetiQ; Raytheon; SAIC; SES World Skies; SI Corporation, Inc.; Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC); SpaceSystems/LoralSpaceX; Stellar SolutionsSwedish Space Corporation (SSC)United Launch Alliance; and United Space Alliance. Aviation Week; Defense Systems; and Space News International are official media partners. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact [email protected].

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is
a global, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry - civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, including the National Space Symposium, all in support of its mission "to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable and propel humanity." An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame® programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit www.SpaceFoundation.org. Follow us on TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.

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