No one can say small satellites are not getting their due attention. The conference's attendance set a record of over 1,000 people. 210 abstracts were received, and only 1/3 of those could be accepted. The NRO director spoke yesterday, and the head of the Operationally Responsive Space office, Dr. Wegner, headed a panel today. Dr. Gold, director of the MESSENGER mission to Mercury, also spoke today.
I an my colleagues from Booz Allen Hamilton presented our paper on the mid- to far-term microsatellite picture today, to very nice applause from the audience and some compliments afterward.
On to Day 3!