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Goddard Highlights at 37th Annual SmallSat Conference

SmallSat 2023 JoshNASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center stood out at the 37th Annual SmallSat Conference in Logan, Utah, showcasing its leadership in small satellite technology. The event, the largest of its kind with 3,700 attendees from 44 countries, featured Goddard’s booth as a prime attraction in the NASA Lounge, managed by the Strategic Partnership Office (SPO) and Small Satellite and Special Project Office (S3PO).

Goddard’s participation highlighted its contributions to Distributed Systems Mission (DSM) concepts and advancements in technology for missions beyond Low Earth Orbit (LEO), including the GTOSat mission aimed at studying Earth’s magnetosphere. The team also discussed opportunities for licensing Goddard’s patented technologies, such as the Modular Architecture for a Resilient Extensible SmallSat (MARES).

The conference facilitated valuable networking and collaboration opportunities, with Goddard’s booth drawing significant interest for its innovative displays and discussions on small satellite development. Additionally, Goddard’s engineers and scientists delivered over 30 technical presentations, further emphasizing the center’s pivotal role in the small satellite community.