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.
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.
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.
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.
Sasken Technologies Limited is a leader in providing Product Engineering and Digital Transformation services to global customers. Sasken’s deep domain knowledge and comprehensive suite of offerings have helped global leaders maintain market leadership in industries such as Semiconductors, Automotive, Enterprise Grade Devices, Smart Devices and Wearables, Industrial, Public Safety, SatCom, Telecom and Retail. Established in 1989, Sasken employs 2200+ people, operating from state-of-the-art centers in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai and Hyderabad (India), Kaustinen and Tampere (Finland), and Beijing, Shanghai (China). Sasken also have a presence across Germany, Japan, UK, and USA.
The global Swiss company HUBER+SUHNER develops and manufactures components and system solutions for electrical and optical transportation of data and energy. With its partner of many years, Cassidian Optronics, HUBER+SUHNER is currently working on a new generation of state-of-the-art periscopes. The company's cables and connectors are now surfacing in submarines – in the true sense of the word. At Sat2017 DC, HUBER+SUHNER Astrolab – which was designated as the Corporate Space Flight Center of Excellence in 2015 – were on-site at Satellite 2017 and met with customers and discussed new product developments as well as the planned launch of “Power Sub-Miniature” (PSM) high power connectors directly applicable to Space customers. aerospacedefense.hubersuhner.com
NSL Communications -innovation revolves around a flexible sub-reflector that compensates for any reflector shape imperfections. This does away with expensive, poor performing satellites by enabling a nano satellite to be sent into space with a 55cm diameter antenna folded up, greatly reducing launch load and costs. Once in orbit, the satellite’s antenna expands and the proprietary flexible sub-reflector enhances transmitting precision and power by as much as 500x.
LeoSat Enterprises is planning to launch a constellation of as many as 108 LEO communications satellites—the company has now entered into a strategic agreement with the Globalsat Group, the leading Pan-American satellite services provider, to market what LeoSat refers to as "the fastest, most secure and widest coverage HTS data network in the world." The LeoSat system is being developed in conjunction with Thales Alenia Space, a company with unmatched expertise in designing and manufacturing LEO constellations. The high-throughput satellites (HTS) will form a mesh network interconnected through laser links, creating an optical backbone in space which is about 1.5 times faster than terrestrial fiber backbones, thereby creating a paradigm shift in the use of satellites for data connectivity.