Thursday, August 20, 2009
Well, another Smallsat has come and gone. I was only able to spend one day this year, but that was enough to get the feeling of camaraderie that always makes it such a pleasant experience. Our keynote speaker from the Army challenged small-satellite enthusiasts to prove their preferred solution for military tactical intelligence and communications needs (small satellites, of course) was sompetitive or superior to the options of UAVs and airships.My presentation on DARPA's fractionated architecture (F6) project went very well. Thanks to Pat, Jaimie, Yvonne, and all the rest of the USU/Space Dynamics Lab crew who did their usual super job in arranging this meeting!