Space Tour

By: Marissa Lodato
Space Tour

Gain insight from industry space experts on how to propose, design, validate, and fly better space systems. Why should you attend?

  • Learn how experts are tackling the hardest problems for a variety of space missions across the industry
  • Discover the latest space capabilities AGI has to offer and help shape our product roadmap
  • Apply what you learn during an optional hands-on training focused on space systems

Plus, scoop up some AGI giveaways and enjoy breakfast and lunch on us!


Register for Free

Register for the entire day, including the afternoon training session (8 am – 4 pm) or just the morning seminar (8 am – 1 pm).

Space Tour Map


8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Breakfast and registration

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Keynote address

9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Space expert deep-dive‚Äč

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hands-on training for space systems


Speakers (varies by location)

Tom Johnson Tom Johnson, VP Engineering

Tom joined AGI over 20 years ago and currently leads the ODTK team and ComSpOC research and development. Tom began his aerospace career as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, Schriever AFB, CO. He earned his B.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and his M.S. in electrical engineering from the University of Colorado. Outside of AGI, Tom can be found diving into a science fiction book or working with the Boy Scouts as a Scout Master.

Washington Wedderburn Washington Wedderburn, STK Product Manager

Wash aligns the evolution of STK with the changing needs of today’s aerospace community. He has over two and a half decades of experience in the aerospace industry spanning roles as varied as Space Shuttle mission design and operations, technical sales support engineer and customer support management. Wash obtained a BS in Engineering from Princeton University.

Patrick North Patrick North, Lead EOIR Developer

Pat leads the development for the STK Electro-Optical Infrared (EOIR) module. He is a passionate scientist and engineer with expertise in sensor modeling, analysis and exploitation. Before AGI, Pat helped developed control systems that led to a number of patents for GE R&D. He graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Computer Science and an M.S. in Imaging Science.

John Carrico John Carrico, Chief Technology Officer (Space Exploration Engineering Corp.)

John Carrico has worked satellite operations and analysis for more than 28 years. He worked on Flight Dynamics mission analysis, operations, development and systems integration. John was the lead developer for the STK/Astrogator module and the product manager for orbit determination (ODTK) and GIS. John has supported several spacecraft missions including the NRL/NASA Clementine (DSPSE) lunar mission, NASA/NOAA GOES, NASA GRO, NASA ISTP, ROCSAT, NASA WMAP, AsiaSat-3 Rescue, UFO, FLTSAT, NASA IBEX, NASA LCROSS, NASA LADEE, NASA Edison/SSTP and Inspiration Mars.

Doug Cather Doug Cather, Space Operations Technical Director

Doug serves as the space operations technical director for AGI, bringing over thirty-three years of experience in all phases of space operations, mission and systems analysis, and application development. Doug spent twenty-five years with TRW/Northrop Grumman, working on various civil, DOD, and IC space missions. He was among the first in the industry to completely automate daily orbital operations in the late 1980s and early 1990s and has since been the primary architect of 3 more generations of automated orbital operations. He holds several patents related to non-cooperative maneuver detection and characterization. Doug has extensive experience in trajectory and station-keeping planning and execution. He has operations experience with launch and early orbit, routine mission, end-of-life, and special mission operations.

John Cuseo John Cuseo, President and CEO (Advanced Solutions, Inc.)

John has 30+ years’ experience including Guidance, Navigation and Control (GN&C) systems; software development and management; intelligent/automated systems; large scale hardware and software integration; real-time simulation and control systems; sensor processing; analytical modeling; and performance analysis. Demonstrated capability to effectively apply these skills in diverse areas encompassing both ground-based (C3I, robotics and transportation) and space-based (avionics and trajectory/attitude control) systems. Extensive computer and software skills covering a range of languages and operating systems as well as broad experience with commercial applications software. John managed the development of the Attitude Determination and Control System (ADCS) for the Air Force TacSAT-2 satellite and is currently managing the development of the GN&C system for the ORBCOMM Generation 2 satellite constellation. Prior to founding ASI in 1995, John spent 11 years at Lockheed Martin working on a number of space-based (avionics and trajectory/attitude control) and ground-based (communication, command, control & intelligence) systems. Mr. Cuseo is an industry expert in areas of autonomous rendezvous and docking, satellite servicing systems and planetary entry systems. John has been involved in GN&C system development for various Earth orbiting and interplanetary spacecraft including MSP ’98 Orbiter and Lander, Earth Observing System, Manned Maneuvering System, Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, and TechSat21.

Posted: 9/14/2017 1:01:46 AM