Downlink 8 – SGX

Check out the first round of SGx Speakers!
Jump-start your professional career by attending SGx, the best place to network with and learn from leading satellite industry experts. SATELLITE 2019, in partnership with the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC) and the Future Space Leaders Foundation (FSLF), is delighted to announce the first round of speakers for the 2019 SGx program series.

SGx 2019 Speakers:

  • Sirisha BandlaBusiness Development and Government Affairs Manager, Virgin Orbit
    Sirisha Bandla currently works at Virgin Orbit in the D.C. operations office on Government Affairs and Business Development, supporting both LauncherOne and SpaceShipTwo programs, specifically for science and technology payloads.
  • John Conafay, Business Development and Operations Manager, Astranis
    John Conafay is a graduate of the design school at Arizona State University and veteran of the United States Air Force. He has worked with multiple labs and space initiatives at ASU before joining Astranis Space Technologies, a GEO telecom start-up out of San Francisco, CA.
  • Christian Davenport, Space Correspondent, Washington Post
    Christian Davenport covers the defense and space industries for The Washington Post’s Financial desk and has had an array of assignments, including covering the D.C.-area sniper shootings, the Abu Ghraib scandal, and more.
  • Alissa Haddaji, Senior Researcher, Harvard Business School/COSPAR
    Alissa Haddaji’s research investigates decision making processes of International Space Risk Management (Planetary Protection, Planetary Defense and Space Debris Reentry) using ethnography, with a focus on the relations between Space Science and Space Law.
  • Antonio Abad Martín, Chief Technical and Operations Officer, Hispasat
    Antonio Abad Martin is responsible for the definition and implementation of satellite systems, launchers, control centers and ground stations as well as their operation and control.
  • Peter Platzer, CEO, Spire
    Peter Platzer co-founded Spire with the vision of gathering data from a network of small satellites from any location on Earth. He is considered one of the pioneers of the commercial space industry in terms of earth observation.
  • … and many more to come! View the full speaker list online.

SGx will take on Monday, May 6 from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM. The cost is $45 for young professionals and students under the age of 35 and $145 for all other industry professionals. If you haven’t already done so, register now!