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Secure Your Seat at the 2017 Space Tour

By: Marissa Lodato

Hear from the Experts!

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 as they:
  • Walk through a variety of missions and problems throughout the program lifecycle from proposal through operations.
  • Discuss lessons-learned across a variety of orbit regimes, including LEO, HEO, GEO, and Interplanetary.
  • Highlight specific use cases for trajectory design, spacecraft and subsystem design, flight dynamics, safety of flight, and many more.
Discover the latest space capabilities AGI has to offer, including:
  • What’s new in STK 11.3 including new Astrogator Optimizers, higher fidelity target modeling with EOIR, and new attitude control modes in SOLIS.
  • Helping shape our product roadmap through direct interactions with our PM and development.
Apply what you learn during an optional hands-on training featuring Systems Tool Kit (STK) and a variety of space focused tools, including, but not limited to:

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).



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


Key Speakers (varies by location)

Tom Johnson
Speaking in DC Metro locations
Tom Johnson

Tom is our ComSpOC technical lead and an AGI veteran of over 20 years. Tom also serves as as our orbit determination technical lead and visionary and was the primary author of the STK Communications module. As a former Air Force Captain who worked in DSCS space operations, he brings many experiences to share.

John Carrico
Speaking in California locations
John Carrico, Space Exploration Engineering Corp.

John Carrico was a former AGI employee and the creator of STK’s Astrogator. John has also worked innovation flight dynamics solution for the Google Space division at times brainstorming directly with Larry Page. John has supported countless 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
Speaking in Colorado locations
Doug Cather

Doug is our most experienced space operator, with 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 intelligence community space missions. Doug has extensive experience in autonomous operations as well as trajectory design, orbit determination, and station-keeping.

Washington Wedderburn
Speaking at all locations as MC
Washington Wedderburn

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.


Additional Speakers (varies by location)

Patrick North Patrick North

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.

Lisa Policastri Lisa Policastri, Space Exploration Engineering Corp.

Lisa's experience spans over 20 years in spacecraft mission planning, design, analysis, operations, systems engineering, and requirements definition. Her specialties are primarily focused in flight dynamics mission design and operations, with emphasis in orbit determination. At SEE, as the Chief Operating Officer, she is also responsible for the company’s business operations and project management activities.

John Cuseo John Cuseo, Advanced Solutions, Inc.

With 30+ years' experience, John is an 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.

David Vallado David Vallado

David specializes in astrodynamics, equations and code. He has been with AGI for over 12 years. Dave is the author of the advanced astrodynamics textbook, Fundamentals of Astrodynamics and Applications, which has sold over 15,000 copies.

John Kidd John Kidd, NASA OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission

John works at the Science Processing & Operations Center (SPOC) at the University of Arizona for the OSIRIS-REx Asteroid Sample Return Mission. John uses STK to solve a variety of problems ranging from defining observation requirements & constraints, analyzing observation opportunities, and creating high fidelity simulations of planned science activities. Additionally, John has developed tools around STK to streamline Bennu Proximity Operations to better accommodate a spacecraft flying in one of the most uncertain environments humanity has sent a vehicle to explore to date.

Marco Concha Marco Concha, Relative Dynamics, Inc.

Marco is the Chief Engineer, GN&C, and Astrodynamics Lead at Relative Dynamics. Currently, Marco is the Navigation Lead for the NASA GOES-R Series Program Mission Operations Support Team, providing station-keeping maneuver planning, trajectory design, and navigation expertise for the next generation weather monitoring spacecraft for NOAA. Marco has previously developed astrodynamics solutions in mission design and operations for a variety of NASA Goddard Space Flight Center missions, commercial imaging programs, and commercial satellite servicing missions.

Fazle Siddique Fazle Siddique, Johns Hopkins APL

Fazle is a mission design and navigation engineer at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory Astrodynamics and Control Group. He is currently a member of the mission design team for both Europa Clipper and Lander NASA missions and is the mission design and navigation lead engineer for the NASA Van Allen Probes Mission. He is also involved with various mission analyses related to space control measures.

Mike Jamroz Mike Jamroz, Orbital ATK

Mike is currently the lead flight dynamicist for Cygnus, the RPO designer for the Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV), ICESat-2, and support our constant stream of GEO comm. Satellites, with a focus onRendezvous and Proximity operations. He is also the lead programmer for our in house Flight Dynamics System which is used to fly Cygnus, GEOStar-3 (our Electric propulsion GEO bus), OCO2, and will be used for MEV. As a part of dynamics Mike has supported all stages of a product life cycle from proposal work, requirements design, implementation, and operations for missions across all near earth regimes (LEO, MEO, GEO, and HEO).

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