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2013
Wednesday, August 14th
8:00 AM

First Implementation of High Performance Green Propulsion in a Constellation of Small Satellites

Jonny Dyer, Skybox Imaging, Inc.
Aaron Dinardi, Ecological Advanced Propulsion Systems, Inc.
Kjell Anflo, ECAPS AB

8:00 AM

8:15 AM

Investigating the Feasibility and Mission Enabling Potential of Miniaturized Electrodynamic Tethers for Femtosatellites and Other Ultra-small Satellites

Iverson Bell, The University of Michigan
Brian Gilchrist, The University of Michigan
David Liaw, The University of Michigan
Vritika Singh, The University of Michigan
Kyle Hagen, The University of Michigan
Chen Lu, The University of Michigan
James Cutler, The University of Michigan
Sven Bilén, The Pennsylvania State University
Jesse McTernan, The Pennsylvania State University

8:15 AM

8:30 AM

New Insights Into Additive Manufacturing Processes: Enabling Low-Cost, High-Impulse Propulsion Systems

Derek Schmuland, Aerojet
Christian Carpenter, Aerojet
Robert Masse, Aerojet
Jonathan Overly, Aerojet

8:30 AM

8:45 AM

Electrospray Propulsion Systems for Small Satellites

Douglas Spence, Busek Co. Inc.
Eric Ehrbar, Busek Co. Inc.
Nate Rosenblad, Busek Co. Inc.
Nate Demmons, Busek Co. Inc.
Tom Roy, Busek Co. Inc.
Samuel Hoffman, Busek Co. Inc.
Dan Williams, Busek Co. Inc.
Vlad Hruby, Busek Co. Inc.
Chris Tocci, ALFA, LLC

8:45 AM

9:00 AM

Hydrocarbon-Seeded Ignition System for Small Spacecraft Thrusters using Ionic Liquid Propellants

Stephen Whitmore, Utah State University
Daniel Merkley, Utah State University
Shannon Eilers, Utah State University
Terry Taylor, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center

9:00 AM

9:15 AM

Development of Busek 0.5N Green Monopropellant Thruster

Michael Tsay, Busek Co. Inc.
Derek Lafko, Busek Co. Inc.
Jurg Zwahlen, Busek Co. Inc.
William Costa, Busek Co. Inc.

9:15 AM

9:30 AM

Development of a Warm-Gas Butane System for Microsatellite Propulsion

Andrew Bertino-Reibstein, Andrews Space, Inc.
Adam Wuerl, Andrews Space, Inc.

9:30 AM

9:45 AM

Micro-Cathode Arc Thruster for PhoneSat Propulsion

Michael Keidar, George Washington University
Samudra Haque, George Washington University
Taisen Zhuang, George Washington University
Alexey Shashurin, George Washington University
Dereck Chiu, George Washington University
George Teel, George Washington University
Elwood Agasid, NASA Ames Research Center
Oriol Tintore, NASA Ames Research Center
Eddie Uribe, NASA Ames Research Center

9:45 AM

10:00 AM

Closed-loop Thrust Control in a MEMS-based Micro Propulsion Module for CubeSats

Pelle Rangsten, NanoSpace AB
Kristoffer Palmer, NanoSpace AB
Johan Bejhed, NanoSpace AB
Ana Zaldivar Salaverri, NanoSpace AB
Kerstin Jonsson, NanoSpace AB
Tor-Arne Grönland, NanoSpace AB

10:00 AM