After the successful inaugural all-virtual AMOS Conference in 2020, we are looking forward to welcoming conference attendees back to the island of Maui as we present a hybrid 2021 Conference with in-person and virtual attendance options.

The AMOS Conference kicks off with a number of In-person and Virtual Technical Short Courses in various SSA-related disciplines, preceding three days of plenary programming. Each day of the plenary program opens with a livestreamed Keynote Address and SSA Policy Forum discussion followed by Technical Presentations covering 9 broad topical areas, including Astrodynamics, Atmospherics/Space Weather, Cislunar SSA, Conjunction/RPO, Dynamic Tasking, Machine Learning for SSA Applications, Non-Resolved Object Characterization, Optical Systems & Instrumentation, and Space Situational/Domain Awareness. A majority of the Technical Presentations are live and on-stage, with on-demand viewing of pre-recorded presentations available for virtual attendees upon in-person session completion. All posters are digital format this year and are accompanied by on-demand presentation videos that are available throughout the conference week. Invited Talks and Featured Presentations are incorporated throughout the multi-day program.

2021 Program at a Glance

Schedule subject to change. An asterisk indicates the session will be livestreamed for virtual attendees.

SUN Sep 12 – TUE Sep 14

EMER-GEN® Program (separate registration fee required)
On-site Registration 

TUE Sep 14

In-person and Virtual Technical Short Courses (separate registration fee required)
Welcome Reception | Co-sponsored by The Boeing Company
Virtual Exhibition

WED Sep 15

Conference Opening & Cultural Invocation*
Opening Keynote Address* | Major General DeAnna M. Burt
SSA Policy Forum* | Lessons Learned from Recent Satellite Servicing Missions
Invited Talk* | Colonel Eric J. Felt & Colonel Joseph J. Roth
Cislunar SSA | Co-chaired by James Frith and Jesse Greaves. Sponsored by Ball Aerospace.
Conjunction/Rendezvous and Proximity Operations | Co-chaired by James Blake, Darren McKnight, & Matthew Stevenson
Astrodynamics | Co-chaired by Tom Kelecy and Sam Wishnek
Featured Presentation | Semi-Empirical Metrics to Measure the Effects of
Large Satellite Constellations on Astronomy
Dynamic Tasking | Co-chaired by David Brough and Gabe Egolf
Poster Presenter Reception | Co-sponsored by SAIC
Virtual Exhibition

THU Sep 16

Keynote Address* | Colonel Scott D. Brodeur
SSA Policy Forum* | Large Constellations and Right-of-Way in Space
Featured Presentation | EMER-GEN® Briefing
Featured Presentation | 2021 Student Award Winner’s Technical Presentation
Optical Systems & Instrumentation | Co-chaired by Bradford Barrett, Matthew Bold, & Stacie Williams
Featured Presentation | The National Science Foundation’s Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope
Atmospherics/Space Weather | Co-chaired by Randall Alliss and Brandon BT Cesul
Non-Resolved Object Characterization | Co-chaired by Heather Cowardin, Weston Faber, & Zach Gazak
Poster Presenter Reception | Co-sponsored by SpaceNav
Virtual Exhibition

FRI Sep 17

Keynote Address* | Chirag Parikh
SSA Policy Forum* | Results of the Recent UN Resolution on Norms of Behavior in Space
Invited Talk* | Dr. Kelly D. Hammett
Space Situational/Domain Awareness | Co-chaired by Moriba Jah and Danielle Wood. Sponsored by LeoLabs.
Featured Panel* | Space Research Opportunities with the U.S.
Machine Learning for SSA Applications | Co-chaired by Islam Hussein and Charlotte Shabarekh. Sponsored by Lockheed Martin.
Conference Closing & Awards Ceremony
Pau Hana Reception |
Sponsored by L3 Harris
Virtual Exhibition

COMSPOC: The Official Safety of Flight Services for AMOS 2021