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Inter-Planetary Small Satellite Conference

29-30 April 2019
California Polytechnic State University (CalPoly)
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407
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    This conference is organized by students, alumni, and staff from Caltech, MIT, Cornell, the University of Michigan, JPL, and NASA's Small Spacecraft Systems Virtual Institute. We look forward to welcoming the community back to ISSC to explore mission concepts, discuss emerging technologies, and foster “outside the box” thinking that will be critical to future interplanetary small satellite missions.


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ISSC 2019 Keynote Speakers

Chris Baker

    Christopher Baker currently serves as the program executive for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate Small Spacecraft Technology program, which seeks to enable new mission architectures through the use of small spacecraft, expand the reach of small spacecraft to new destinations, and augment future missions with supporting small spacecraft. Baker also serves as the program executive for NASA’s Flight Opportunities program that strategically invests in the growth of the U.S. commercial spaceflight industry by providing flight opportunities to test space exploration and utilization technologies on commercially available suborbital flight platforms. Baker previously held various positions in atmospheric and suborbital flight testing at the Armstrong Flight Research Center, and managed an agency wide early stage research and development program from NASA Headquarters. Baker is a graduate of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute where he received a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Previous Conferences

    Please click the link below to access papers, presentations, and other information about previous conferences. This page will be used to archive conference materials as this event continues in future years.