The AMOS Conference 2017 program is taking shape with the announcement of the Opening Keynote Speaker, Lt. Gen. David J. Buck.
Lt. Gen. David J. Buck is Commander, 14th Air Force (Air Forces Strategic), Air Force Space Command; and Commander, Joint Functional Component Command for Space, U.S. Strategic Command, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California.
As Commander, 14th Air Force, the Air Force’s operational space component to the U.S. Strategic Command, Gen. Buck leads more than 19,500 personnel responsible for providing strategic missile warning, nuclear command, control and communication, position, navigation and timing, space situational awareness, satellite operations, space launch and range operations.
As Commander, JFCC Space, he directs all assigned and attached USSTRATCOM space forces providing tailored, responsive and synchronized theater and global space effects in support of national security and combatant commander objectives. He is also responsible for protecting and defending critical U.S. and allied space capabilities.
Lt. Gen. Buck will present the opening Keynote on Wednesday, Sept 20 as a lead-in to the first SSA Policy Forum of the Conference addressing the topic of Challenges and Opportunities from Large Commercial Constellations.
On the Thursday, the SSA Policy Forum will discuss Evolution of the Commercial SSA Industry and on the final day of the Conference, the Forum will take a look at an International Perspective on the Future of Space Traffic Management.
Presenters for the technical sessions and posters have been selected and notified. These will be updated on the program, along with the technical short courses and other details as they are finalized.
Early bird registration is available until June 30, 2017 and attendees are encouraged to register to secure the best price and seat. In 2016, the Conference reached capacity numbers and the same is expected this year.