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AGENDA: TETHERS IN SPACE 2016

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Presentations (Keynotes, oral presentations, and optional posters) plus other events will fill 2.5 days (May 24-26). Optional tours are being arranged for the afternoon of May 26.

 

Agenda Items of Special Note:

  • Optional registration check-In time will be scheduled at Conference hotels near North Campus and on Central Campus locations. More details later.
  • Helping to kick-off the conference, will be our new, incoming dean for Michigan’s College of Engineering, Prof. Alec Gallimore. (incoming) Dean Gallimore is well known in the space community for his laboratory research in space electric propulsion.
  • We will have three Keynote presentations during the conference:
    • (May 24, AM) Dr. Nobie Stone: Senior Engineering Specialist, NeXolve, Inc.
      “Unique Results and Lessons Learned from the TSS Missions”
    • (May 24, PM) Mr. Les Johnson: Deputy Manager, Advanced Concepts Office; NASA Marshall Space Flight Center
      “The Long Slog toward Technology Flight Demonstration – One PI’s Journey and Lessons Learned”
    • (May 25, AM) Dr. Thomas H. Zurbuchen: Professor, Space Science & Aerospace Engineering; Senior Counselor of Entrepreneurship Education. Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering, University of Michigan
      “Achieving Science with CubeSats: Thinking Inside the Box”
  • (May 24, Evening) Our conference dinner will be a fun “walking dinner” and held nearby at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (220 E. Ann St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104). The museum is filled with many, physics-based hands-on demonstrations great for adults and children alike! Plan to walk, eat, and talk with your conference attendee colleagues!
  • (All days) Poster easels: We will have spaces for 15 posters (4 x 5 ft horizontal).  If you wish to utilize one of these spots to present a poster on your talk or to present other tethers-related research materials, please send an email to sbilen@psu.edu with [TiS2016 Poster] in the subject line, with proposed poster title in the text of the message.  These are available on the first-come first-served basis and are at the discretion of the conference organizers.
  • (May 25, Evening) At the end of the day’s formal presentations, we will host a social hour with drinks and light snacks.
  • (May 26, Noon) Conference Attendees who have pre-registered (Early, Regular, Late) will be provided a Lunch Box they selected from the world famous Zingerman’s Delicatessen!
  • (May 26, PM) We are working to arrange a few lab tours at our North Campus College of Engineering area on Thursday afternoon after the conference meetings end. More info to come.

May 9th, 2016, 11:30PM EDT

Final Paper Deadline

 

May 18th, 2016, 11:30PM EDT

Late Registration Cut-off

 

May 24th-26th, 2016

Conference Dates

 

July 15th, 2016

Acta Astronautica Paper Submission

 

November 30th, 2016

Acta Astronautica Paper Acceptance

 

February 27th, 2017

Acta Astronautica Paper Publication

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