Event: The State of In-space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM)

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The first NewSpace Chicago event of the year is a panel discussion with NewSpace In-space Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (ISAM) companies, providing the community with an update on what they are doing. ISAM capabilities are critical to developing sustainable space architectures that allow spacecraft to live longer and journey farther. Several NewSpace companies in Chicago are pushing the boundaries of the possible in the ISAM industry. Join us for a panel discussion with these industry leaders as they discuss the latest developments in this exciting field.

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The panelists include space industry veterans:

Troy M. Morris

Troy M. Morris is a co-founder and the Director of Operations for Kall-Morris, Inc, a Michigan-based space solutions company that removes and repurposes uncooperative objects in orbit, largely debris. KMI has completed multiple research awards with the US Space Force through AFRL, completed work for NASA and Commercial LEO Destination companies, and will be conducting validation testing aboard the ISS later this year.

Jack Heyden

Jack Heyden is the head of sales & marketing with reOrbital, he brings over 7 years of experience across multiple successful ventures. Before reOrbital, Jack served as head of both client services and operations at a growth-stage digital-marketing agency. Jack led org-wide retention, active project growth, and account management. He is pursuing an MBA from the University of Chicago.

David Hurst

David Hurst, CEO of Orbital Transports, is a technology innovator and entrepreneur, having founded multiple successful technology companies. He has over 30 years of experience in software engineering, developing complex systems, and delivering products. He has consulted with venture capital firms and advanced technology start-ups, performing technical due diligence and business strategy assessments.

Charles L Mudd

Charles Lee Mudd Jr. is the founder and principal of Mudd Law Offices. Over the last sixteen years, Mr. Mudd has developed a broad-based practice representing local, national, and international clientele in diverse litigation and transactional matters with offices in Chicago, Houston, and Park City. He has become internationally known on issues of technology, intellectual property, and the Internet.

The discussion will be hosted by Stephen Wasko, the owner of Wasko Associates, an operations and financial consulting firm, and serves as the Chief Financial Officer at NuCurrent, Inc., the company that delivers breakthrough wireless power solutions to a global customer base. Wasko is a commercial space veteran, having led those initiatives on the Space Shuttle and Space Station programs at Rockwell International and McDonnell Douglas (now part of Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security business unit).

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This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted at mHUB Chicago.

Date: April 23, 2024

Time: 6 PM CT to 9 PM CT

Location: MHub’s new location at 1623 W Fulton St, Chicago

The requested donation for this event is $5. NewSpace Chicago is a registered Illinois 501(c)(3) organization.

Your tax-deductible donation helps support the entrepreneurial space industry in Chicago.

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