Technical Committees

A series of Technical Committees has been created to provide focus on the most critical elements and issues facing the small satellite and ride share community. Committees may be dissolved and created as the needs and interests within the community change. Committee members are selected from interested Association Members and balanced to provide representation from all segments of the community (government, industry, academia, satellite builders, launch service providers, and support services). A Technical Committee Chair will coordinate the activities of each committee; each committee will meet, either in person or through a teleconference, two times a year to develop issues, themes, topics, suggestions, etc. Each committee will present a summary of their activities at the annual Conference. The presentation and/or a written report will posted on the Association web site for the benefit of the membership. Each year one third of the Membership will be replaced with new Members to maximize participation. No technical committee reports will be released without the approval of the SPRSA Policy Committee to ensure that all information has been coordinated and represents the interests of the community at large.

Launch Services Technical Committee

This committee will review the status of the current and pending large launch vehicles within the United States.   The focus should include both the supply side issues as well as the demand side issues.  The compatibility with secondary adapters should be evaluated and the potential availability of secondary opportunities should be discussed; issues of access to secondary capability, scheduling, and manifesting should be identified.  Issues, concerns, suggestions, and options should be noted, discussed, and summarized based on the collective views of the committee membership.

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Small Satellite Access to Space Committee

This committee will review the status of the current and pending small launch vehicles within the United States. The focus should include both the supply side issues as well as the demand side issues. Performance, capability, strengths, limitations, availability, affordability should be reviewed. Shortfalls in projected capability and possible increases in demand should be documented; suggestions, concerns, options, and issues should be noted, discussed, and summarized based on the collective views of the committee membership.

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