Thinking Differently About Space Asset Logistics

Life Sciences,
  • Wednesday, October 08, 2014

It’s an exciting time to be part of the global space marketplace, which is poised for rapid growth and innovation. But with all the advances in satellite development and the increased launch capacity, still comes the challenge of getting assets to the integration site, launch site or both.

This is where FedEx can put 40+ years of logistics expertise to work for you with the launch of a new service offering just for companies who are shipping sensitive, often irreplaceable space assets from point A to point B.

In this webinar, the presenters will review the state of the small satellite industry and some of the interesting challenges posed with transporting satellites as well as review a case study on how FedEx® Space Solutions eased the transportation challenges for one company.

Some of the topics will include:

  • Packaging
  • Utilizing the FedEx packaging lab to test package standards
  • Visibility


Dick David, CEO and Co-Founder, NewSpace Global

Dick David is CEO and Co-Founder of NewSpace Global, an information provider that tracks the NewSpace industry. Dick has spoken at numerous venues worldwide including PayPal, Atmel Corporation, Harvard Business School, Stanford University, the Swiss Embassy, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the Center for Vision & Values, the Brazilian Space Agency (AEB), Canada Space Commerce Association, Space Tech Expo, the Space Frontier Foundation’s conference, and the NewSpace Investor Conference.

Dick holds a JD from the University of California at Berkeley, a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and is currently an industry advisor of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Commercial Space Operations program. Prior to launching NewSpace Global, Dick worked as a private equity fund formation attorney for Simpson Thacher & Bartlett in their New York and London offices. Dick has appeared on NBC, Fox News, the John Batchelor Show, and the Space Show, and he has been interviewed for several domestic and international publications including CNBC, Fortune Magazine, Euromoney, The Economic Times, and Le Temps.

Message Presenter

Benjamin K. Malphrus, Professor of Space Science, Morehead State University

Dr. Benjamin K. Malphrus is Professor of Space Science at Morehead State University where he also directs the University’s Space Science Center and serves as the Director of Space Operations for the Kentucky Space program. He served as project director for the 13 M Morehead Radio Telescope and the 21 M Space Tracking Antenna operated by the Center. He has served on the scientific staffs of the National Radio Astronomy Observatory, as visiting scientist at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility and on the faculty of universities including the University of South Carolina and West Virginia University. He has served as PI or co-PI on several nanosatellite missions including KySat-1, the Cosmic X-Ray Background Nanosatellite, and TechSat-1 and has had various roles on other microsatellite missions.

Dr. Malphrus has published papers in scientific journals on topics ranging from extragalactic astrophysics to instrumentation in Radio Astronomy, to space systems engineering. Dr. Malphrus led the design of a $16 million R&D center for space sciences that opened in Kentucky in 2010. In the late 1990s, he developed a theory of galaxy formation that has gained wide acceptance among the astronomical community.

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Twyman Clements, President & CEO, Space Tango Inc.

Twyman Clements is President and CEO of Space Tango Inc a Lexington Ky based NewSpace startup. Previously Twyman served as lead Space Systems engineer with Kentucky Space LLC. There he managed all the companies technical programs including dozens of high altitude balloon launches, co-designed, built, and certified hardware permanently installed on the International Space Station, was the technical lead on two biomedical experiments to the ISS, and lead engineer / program manager for the KySat-2 CubeSat.

Currently Twyman is working to bring the MultiLab research facility to the International Space Station, slated for launch in mid 2015.

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Who Should Attend?

  • Shipping and Receiving managers or other similar professionals
  • Hardware/Satellite Engineers
  • University Students, Science & Engineering Dept. Chairs or Professors working on small satellites
  • Launch providers interested in shipping/receiving launch assets

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