Space Debris and ASAT Testing: Protecting the Operational Environment for SmallSats

When: Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Time: 9:45 AM - 10:45 AM Mountain Daylight Time

Where: Logan, UT, United States

SWF is co-organizing a side event at the annual SmallSat conference in Logan, Utah discussing Space Debris and ASAT Testing: Protecting the Operation Environment for SmallSatsThis meeting will provide a discussion of the impacts of anti-satellite (ASAT) testing on the operational environment for small satellites operators and identify actions the operator community can take to support building momentum behind national direct ascent ASAT test moratoriums. It will also provide further discussion of the policies, best practices, and challenges for small satellite developers addressing space sustainability presented during the main conference session on Orbital Debris, SSA & STM.

  • Rachit Bhatia, Space Safety Analytics & Research Lead, LeoLabs
  • David Goldstein, Principal Guidance Navigation and Control Engineer at SpaceX
  • Dan Oltrogge, CSSI Director and Chief Scientist, COMSPOC Corporation
  • Vishnuu Mallik, Orbits R&D Engineer, Planet
  • Brent Abbott, Chief Revenue Officer, Rogue Space Systems


Utah State University Eccles Science Learning Center (ESLC) Room 46 (at the 2023 Small Satellite Conference)

All attendees at this event must be registered participants of the 2023 Small Satellite Conference.
Please contact SWF Director of Private Sector Programs, Ian Christensen for more information.


Last updated on August 4, 2023