USU conference beginning today

August 11, 2008

The 22nd annual Small Satellite Conference kicks off Aug. 11-14 at Utah State University.

This year’s focus is advancing the expanding business of small space.

Keynote speaker Carl A. Marchetto, president of ATK Space Systems, will address issues facing the industry today. Marchetto will discuss strengths that can catapult emerging technologies into mainstream aerospace businesses, as well as potential stumbling blocks.

Additional events include the opening social sponsored by the Space Dynamics Laboratory and the Frank J. Redd Student Scholarship Competition. Each year, undergraduate and graduate engineering students present technical papers to compete for approximately $30,000 in scholarship funds donated by individuals and aerospace companies.

The conference offers comprehensive technical sessions and more than 60 top aerospace corporation exhibits for the nearly 900 attendees representing more than 20 countries.

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