Phoenix – The Beginning Launched on Aug. 4, 2007, Phoenix landed on May 25, 2008, farther north than any previous spacecraft sent to Mars. The lander dug, scooped, baked, sniffed and tasted the Red Planet's soil. ...Read more
David Bruner serves as Vice President of Global Communications Services for Panasonic Avionics Corporation. In this role, David is responsible for marketing, business development, network and fleet operations of Global Communications Services, which includes broadband connectivity, television and mobile phone services. Prior to joining Panasonic Avionics, David served as the Director of Business Development for General Dynamics Airborne Electronic Systems (now known as Astronics). Previously, David was President of Inflight-Online, a web media company focused on the inflight market and Senior Vice President of AT&T Aviation. In total, David has over 22 years of experience in the aerospace industry, including five years at American Airline’s SABRE group. Prior to IFE, David was an IT professional.
Boeing's Crew Space Transportation (CST)-100 Starliner spacecraft is being developed in collaboration with NASA's Commercial Crew Program. The Starliner was designed to accommodate seven passengers, or a mix of crew and cargo, for missions to low-Earth orbit. For NASA service missions to the International Space Station, it will carry up to four NASA-sponsored crew members and time-critical scientific research. The Starliner has an innovative, weldless structure and is reusable up to 10 times with a six-month turnaround time. It also features wireless internet and tablet technology for crew interfaces. Starliner can fit a crew of seven or any combination of crew and cargo.
Lyn Chassagne, representing External Communications at United Launch Alliance (ULA), Defense & Space Rockledge, Florida; gives a powerful overview of the CST-100 launch vehicle at 2017 Space Symposium. Since 2006, United Launch Alliance, a joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin, has served as the nation’s launch services provider with its Delta IV and Atlas V rockets. The United Launch Alliance is committed to bringing the latest technology to bear to ensure mission success at the lowest possible cost. Called “ULA,” the company has successfully delivered more than 100 satellites to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system.
Tony Castilleja, Jr provides a great insight into controlling and docking the CST-100 as it approaches the International Space Station (ISS). Tony represents the entire portfolio of Space Exploration Division in Business Development where he will not only use his engineering background toward growing the business but also enable the next generation of human spaceflight through safe, innovative, and transformational systems for transportation beyond gravity. Tony Castilleja, Jr was also involved with wind tunnel testing technical support for the CST-100 model at NASA Ames where he conducted CST-100 Mass Properties Analysis in support of the Preliminary Design Review to identify spacecraft updates and achieve on-time delivery of the Mass Properties Report which exceeded NASA customer expectations.
FlytLIVETM – Thales' connected inflight experience solution, offering the most advanced and efficient aeronautical connectivity solution available in the Americas. Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defense and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of $15.5 billion in 2015. With over 20,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Thales’ unique international footprint allows it to work closely with customers all over the world.