Responsive Space® Conference 2009
April 27 - April 30, 2009, Los Angeles, CA
Meeting the Needs of Users and Industry
If Responsive Space is to survive and prosper it has to
meet the needs of two diverse groups – the user community (military, civilian,
and educational) that needs to get things in space rapidly and affordably and
the industrial community that needs to be able to make a profit fulfilling those
needs. This leads to central issues that we hope to address at RS7. What is
affordable? $25 million? $100 million? How do we create affordable access to
space, both for primary and secondary payloads? How does industry make money in
Responsive Space? How do we manufacture truly low cost satellites and what are
the business opportunities that these satellites can fulfill?
With this broad objective, we again solicit papers on all aspects of
— How do we make money on Responsive Space? Is there a business case for
“low-cost, instant gratiﬁcation”? What does “low-cost” mean to the builder and
to the user?
Missions and Applications
— What are the business opportunities for commercial, civil, military, and
— How does Responsive Space work for the end user who doesn’t care about space?
If we have instant replacement for destroyed military satellites, how do we use
— Where are we (or where aren’t we) with respect to responsive, low-cost access
to space? Are the Russians and Chinese the only ones who will have
— Where are we in plug-and-play; ﬂexible, multi-use systems; low-cost
components; software-driven systems; standards and procedures?
Mission and Systems Engineering
— What is the status of responsive mission design, measures of effectiveness,
orbits, and getting information to the end user within hours of an unexpected
Education and Motivation
— How do we both educate and motivate the coming generation of space
technologists? How do we use Responsive Space to convince young professionals
that space is the place to build a career?
Let’s Get Together and Find Out How to Make It Happen!
Papers From Past
The complete text of all papers from the RS1 through RS5
Conferences can be found on the website along with indexes by topic, author, and
organization. This lets you find past papers and relevant background material
quickly and easily.
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