2011 Next-Generation
Suborbital Researchers Conference



Tuesday, March 1, 2011 | 7:00 – 10:00 p.m. | Pegasus Ballroom A-B-C


Chair: Gregor Z. Hanuschak, Lead, Commercial Space Partnerships, NASA Headquarters
Time Title/Authors
7:00 – 7:15 p.m. NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program—An Overview for Researchers
Kubendran, L.R.; Kelly, J. W.; Kubendran, L. R.; Maclise, D.C. [6762]
7:15 – 7:30 p.m. Recap of Annoouncement of Opportunity
Kelly, J.
Presentation will describe the recent Flight Opportunities solicitation for payloads that will be flown on parabolic aircraft and suborbital RLVs.
7:30 –  7:45 p.m. Flight Opportunities Program/CRuSR, What We Have Learned So Far
Maclise, D.; Webbon, B.; Sandke, T.; Mains, R.; Hanuschak, G.; Kelly, J.; Baca, G.; Kubendran,L.
Presentation will include videos documenting the payload process used for Masten Space Systems and Armadillo Aerospace. [1802]
7:45 – 8:00 p.m. NASA’s Flight Opportunities Program:
An Evolving Design & Development Strategy for CRuSR Payloads

Mains, R.; Van Dijk, A.; Reyes, M.; Maclise, D.; Kelly, J.
Presentation will describe how the program is organized and how to fly payloads in the new year. [4781]
8:00 – 8:15 p.m. Tour of Flight Opportunities Website
Van Dijk, A.
Presentation will include a tour of the Flight Opportunities website and a walkthrough of the spreadsheet summarizing vehicle provider RFI responses.
8:15 – 8:30 p.m. NASA Sounding Rocket Program – An Overview
Pfaff, R. F.; Porter, S.;  Valinia, A. [8627]
8:30 – 8:45 p.m. Break
 8:45 – 9:55 p.m. Flight Opportunities/CRuSR Panel on Payload Interfaces with Q&A
 (speakers introduced by Gregor Hanuschak, NASA HQ)
Andrews, J. – Payload Interfaces for Suborbital RLVs
Greason, J. – Payload Interface for XCOR Aerospace
Lai, G. – Payload Interface for Blue Origin
Collicott, S. – Lessons Learned from Flying Microgravity Payloads
Julia Tizard – Payload Interface for Virgin Galactic
9:55  – 10:00 p.m. Final Thoughts and Wrap-Up
Kelly, J.