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6th Annual GSSF

The 6th Annual Global Satellite Servicing Forum (GSSF), hosted by the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS), is the space sector’s premier in-space infrastructure and operations event.  This year’s outstanding event was held Wednesday, October 11 – Thursday, October 12, 2023 at the Hilton Towers, Arlington, VA.

Open for Business:  Buying into ISAM, featured leading commercial and government satellite operators, satellite manufacturers, satellite servicing providers, policy leaders, financial and insurance experts, and media from around the world highlighting key themes in rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO), on-orbit satellite servicing (OOS) operations, and in-space assembly, servicing, and manufacturing (ISAM).

The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy has just released Episode 126 of The Space Policy Show – Standards & Services in Space.  Episode 126, featuring interviews with CONFERS members and leaders about sustainability through servicing, successes, and sticking points, was taped on location at the GSSF and is an excellent recap of this year’s outstanding gathering of the global stakeholders forging a new, vibrant, sustainable and safe space economy.

Plans are already underway for the 7th Annual Global Satellite Servicing Forum in 2024.  Ensure that you are on our mailing list to receive the latest information on programming, speakers, registration, sponsorship opportunities and the exhibit show.  Email [email protected] with your contact information.

Thank You to our 6th Annual GSSF Sponsors

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Space Systems Command Space Mobility & Logistics Reverse Industry and Collaboration Day

USSF/SSC Space Mobility and Logistics Reverse Industry & Collaboration Day

CONFERS would like to highlight an event of interest to the satellite servicing community: the United States Space Force (USSF), Space Systems Command, Program Executive Officers (PEO) for Assured Access to Space (AATS) will be conducting a Space Mobility and Logistics (SML&L) Reverse Industry and Collaboration Day for systems developers and operators planning to provide SM&L services. The event will be held in El Segundo, CA on September 13-14 and is open to U.S. citizens.

The Reverse Industry and Collaboration Day will feature opportunities for industry representatives to explain how their technologies can support the Government’s future business, technical, and operational plans for SM&L capabilities (to include, but not limited to: Orbit Transfer, Satellite Repositioning, Refueling, Repair, Resupply, Servicing, and Active Debris Removal and Disposal). Companies will also have the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one briefings on a first availability basis.

The event will occur at the Aerospace Corporation, Titan A1 Conference Facility. Please note that registration is limited to a maximum of three people per company and some COVID restrictions apply.

To register, please click here. Registration closes on September 2, 2022 at 12:00 PM PDT.

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2022 Global Satellite Servicing Forum

The GSSF, hosted by the Consortium for Execution of Rendezvous and Servicing Operations (CONFERS) is the space sector’s premier in-space infrastructure and operations event.
The 2022 GSSF will feature leading commercial and government satellite operators, satellite manufacturers, satellite servicing providers, policy leaders, financial and insurance experts, and media from around the world highlighting key themes in the satellite servicing segment including:

  • How satellite servicing is currently supporting space-sector growth.
  • Promising opportunities and critical needs for the future growth in in-space activities.
  • Operational experience and results leading to sustained satellite servicing operations.

To register, please click here.

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CONFERS Fifteenth Standards Workshop Event Photo

CONFERS Fifteenth Standards Workshop

This workshop will focus on current activities and the future structure of CONFERS. We encourage every CONFERS member to participate, as these workshops are how you can engage with other members and assure that your company’s voice is heard as we shape the future of CONFERS and on-orbit satellite servicing. This is a members-only event.

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CONFERS Fourteenth Standards Workshop, March 25, 2022, Arlington, VA, Hybrid Meeting

CONFERS Fourteenth Standards Workshop

This workshop will focus on the plans for the future structure and finances of CONFERS post-DARPA, including our addressable “market” for CONFERS and potential business plan concepts. We will also be talking about future CONFERS standards efforts, the initial planning for the 2022 Global Satellite Servicing Forum in October, and some proposals for new CONFERS outreach and communications ideas, along with our usual new member introductions. We also hope to have a special keynote talk from a member of the Biden Administration’s National Space Council to talk about how they are focusing on satellite servicing. We encourage everyone CONFERS member to participate in-person or virtually, as these workshops are how you can engage with other members and assure that your company’s voice is heard as we shape the future of on-orbit satellite servicing. This is a members-only event.

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CONFERS General Assembly

Due to the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, CONFERS will hold its third annual General Assembly in a virtual format. This members-only event will most likely take place in October 2021.

*The GA is a members-only event.*

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Satellite Innovations 2021 Silicon Valley October 5-7, 2021 Computer History Museum Silicon Valley, CA

2021 Satellite Innovation

October 5-7, 2021

This year, CONFERS will be participating in the 2021 Satellite Innovation Expo, held in Silicon Valley, CA on October 5-7, 2021. The conference will give the experience to understand the changing satellite ecosystem, network among leading executives, and learn about next generation technology.

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2021 Global Satellite Servicing Forum

September 29-30, 2021

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CONFERS will host its fourth Global Satellite Servicing Forum (GSSF) in a virtual format. This is the premier annual event for discussing industry-led operational standards, as well as technology, market, and policy developments in on-orbit satellite servicing and maintenance capabilities (including manufacturing and assembly). These areas are emerging as the cornerstone of future commercial and civil space activities. Click here for more information.

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CONFERS 13th Standards Workshop, August 23, 2021, Colorado Springs, CO; Hybrid Meeting

CONFERS Thirteenth Standards Workshop

August 23rd, 2021

CONFERS will hold its Thirteenth Standard Workshop August 23rd, 2021 in Colorado Springs, CO. This event is for members only.

This Workshop will be the thirteenth in a series of meetings intended to provide a forum to research, develop, and publish non-binding, consensus-derived technical and operations standards for on-orbit servicing (OOS) and rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) in space.

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CONFERS Twelfth Standards Workshop

May 18th-20th 2021

CONFERS held it’s Twelfth Standard Workshop on May 18th-20th 2021. This event was for members only.

This Workshop was the twelfth in a series of meetings intended to provide a forum to research, develop, and publish non-binding, consensus-derived technical and operations standards for on-orbit servicing (OOS) and rendezvous and proximity operations (RPO) in space.

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