JoSS Bulletin - February 2020
ISS National Lab Annual Report Available Online

Recently announced by Ken Shields, Chief Operating Officer of the International Space Station US National Laboratory, the International Space Station (ISS) US National Laboratory Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2019 (Oct. 1, 2018 - Sept. 30, 2019) is now available online at

ommitted to continuing growth of the R&D community in low Earth orbit (LEO) for the benefit of humankind, the ISS has by this point hosted 239 people from 19 countries and served as the platform for more than 2,600 experiments from 3,900 researchers in 107 countries, as well as a variety of international and commercial spacecraft. 

Mark your calendars and launch into these great Small Satellite opportunities!
Mountain View, CA US
Workshops: 3 Feb, 2020
Conference: 4-6 Feb, 2020
Now in its fifth year convening in the heart of Silicon Valley, the SmallSat Symposium gathers together technologists and the small satellite community to discuss the latest innovations and technologies in the context of the most up-to-date market trends and forecasts. See the website below for this year's Agenda, and join the discussions to explore how the community is exponentially growing. Presentations will include keynote addresses from Lt. Gen. John F. Thompson, Commander, Space and Missile Systems Center Space Force Command; and Derek M. Tournear, Director, Space Development Agency.

Moffett Field, CA US
4 Feb, 2020
Register now to attend the Sustainable Aerospace Supply Chain and Manufacturing Workshop, scheduled for February 4-5, 2020 at the NASA Ames Conference Center, Building 3, Moffett Field, California, US. 

To access the NASA Ames Conference Center, you will need to show a valid picture ID to the guard at the NASA Research Park entrance. You DO NOT need to stop at visitor registration. Ride share vehicles are allowed inside the NASA Research Park.

For more information on location and parking:
Online: Speaker Joshua Krage, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
12 Feb, 2020
"An Overview of NASA Space Protection"
10:00AM-11:00AM Pacific Standard Time
Since 2017, Small Satellite Virtual Insitute (S3Vi) has curated a fantastic resource collection to advance the Small Satellite community, through their State of the Art reports, SmallSat Parts On Orbit Now (SPOON), Launch Portal, and Small Spacecraft funding opportunities. Over the last year, S3Vi has added bi-monthly webinars to advance this knowledge-sharing and institutional memory for the community. Speakers from NASA centers, partner agencies and NASA-funded universities will present on a wide variety of small spacecraft topics including all phases of mission design, development, and operations; regulatory and process-oriented requirements; exploration and scientific strategies, and opportunities for the community.

Langley Bayview Commonwealth Center (BCC), Langley AFB, Hampton, VA US
20 Feb, 2020
11:30am - 1:00pm EST
Guest Speaker:  Colonel Melissa A. Stone, Commander, 363d Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance Wing (363 ISRW), Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia.

No membership with AFCEA required.

No Cost: Military/Government Service.
Cost: $15 for Contractors/Academia not affiliated with a chapter corporate sponsor.

Those without base access, please RSVP by 12:00 (Noon) Wednesday, 5 February 2020 for Entry Authority List (EAL) processing with Base Security Police (Pass & ID) 15 days prior to event.

All others, Please RSVP via website by 5:00 PM, Monday, 17 February 2020.

LUNCHEON RSVP: AFCEA Tidewater Chapter February 2020 Luncheon
2020 Next-generation Suborbital Researchers Conference (NSRC)
Broomfield, CO, US
2-4 Mar, 2020 

NSRC is the premier conference for the suborbital space research and education community. This conference will bring together hundreds of suborbital researchers, educators, flight providers, spaceports and government officials. The program, sponsors, registration, logistics and other conference details are available at

Contact:  Cindy Conrad   at (720) 240-0126
Improving Space Operations Workshop (ISOW)
 Suitland, MD US
21-22 Apr, 2020
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space Operations & Support Technical Committee (SOSTC) workshop will showcase the development, implementation, and operations of Space-related systems and subsystems. The objectives of the workshop are to:
  • Investigate the development, implementation, and operation of systems that support space related activities.
  • Focus on operations technologies associated with space operations infrastructure, including the internet and other commercial technologies.
  • Develop positions on operational issues needing AIAA input from a cross section of member expertise.
  • Identify approaches and standards for making operations more affordable, more flexible, more productive, and safer.
Website:  (Please refer to the website for any restrictions for participating.)
Cal Poly Performing Arts Center
San Luis Obispo, CA US
4-6 May, 2020
Workshop Venue: Cal Poly Performing Arts Center
This two-day workshop's goal  is generally to bring together scientists and payload devel-opers who drive requirements with those who develop state of the art components, new infra-structures and programs, and who must know end user needs and payload requirements, so we can break new ground way beyond LEO! 

 If you are interested in presenting your research at the 2020 CubeSat Developers Workshop, please submit your abstract below for either an oral presentation or poster presentation. Deadline to apply: January 10, 2020.

Washington, DC US
12-14 May, 2020
The Humans To Mars (H2M) Summit is t he largest annual conference in the world dedicated to the goal of a sustainable human presence on Mars starting no later than the early 2030s. 

As described by Explore Mars CEO Chris Carberry, "H2M 2020 is  well timed to directly engage on many of the most critical issues and decisions in the space exploration community." 

From the Moon to all things related to rovers, agriculture, propulsion, tech, AI, the summit will have robust conversations with the scientists, educators and innovators that are paving the way for Humans to Mars by 2033.

Learn more and register at: .
Vilamoura, Portugal
25-29 May, 2020

The upcoming 2020 4S (Small Satellite Systems and Service) Symposium will be hosted in beautiful Vilamoura, Portugal. 
This year's Symposium will feature the special topic of the synergy between small satellites, drones and high altitude aerial platforms. Contributions on this subject are highly welcome.


Important dates for the 4S Symposium 2020 are: 
Call for Abstracts -  September 2019
Deadline for Abstract Submission -  13 January 2020
Notification to Authors -  28 February 2020  
Symposium Dates -  25-29 May 2020

Logan, Utah US
1-6 Aug, 2020

The 34th Annual Small Satellite Conference will explore the realm of possible space mission architectures and how they can be practically achieved to support the diverse needs of the global space community. See website for important Abstract deadline and registration!

Las Vegas, NV US
16-18 November, 2020

The Center of Gravity for the Space Community: a New Event Launched by AIAA

ASCEND connects you with fellow innovators to think big, solve problems, and help new ideas take flight. 

Read more or register at:
JoSS: Submit Your Article for Publication
As  a unique scholarly technical journal dedicated to serving the Small Satellite Community, JoSS aims to publish online original high-quality, topical, peer-reviewed articles, legacy articles about contributions made by small satellites pioneers, and letters to the editor (LTEs). The publication of, and access to, these articles is offered FREE OF CHARGE to encourage students and entrepreneurs to expedite rapid publication of and access to their work. 

To this end, we gladly accept original, creative, previously unpublished articles that address one or more of the JoSS technical Topic Areas. You may visit under "Information for Authors" for the list of Topic Areas and guidelines for preparing and submitting your papers for publication. 

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