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Thursday, February 15 • 1:50pm - 2:50pm
Launch Technology Session

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Before a smallsat mission can begin, it has to get there! From the recent accomplishments of commercial launcher companies like SpaceX, Virgin Orbit and Rocket Lab to the burgeoning student and amateur rocketry scene in Canada and abroad, rocketry and space launch are in the public eye like never before.  This session will explore space launch technology from three different angles.  Featuring:

Monica Jan, Virgin Orbit, LauncherOne: Responsive Launch for Small Satellites 

Diane Kotelko, Magellan Aerospace, Dust Off Your CubeSat and Get Ready for Launch!

Adam Trumpour, Continuum Aerospace, Grassroots Rocketry: The Role of Non-Traditional Innovators in Aerospace

Speakers
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Monica Jan

Senior Director of Strategy and Customer Experience, Virgin Orbit
Monica's career spans research and development, investment, and business strategy in the technology and aerospace sector. She has been involved in research and development in semiconductors, artificial intelligence, networking architectures and hardware, telematics systems, and space... Read More →
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Diane Kotelko

Space Systems Lead, Magellan Aerospace
Diane has worked at Magellan Aerospace (formerly Bristol Aerospace) since graduating from the Royal Military College many years ago. She has dodged the management bullet, staying on the technical side of the business ever since. Diane has worked on every type of rocket-powered vehicle... Read More →
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Adam Trumpour

Continuum Aerospace
By day, Adam is a Toronto-based concept designer and integrator at Pratt & Whitney Canada, and in his spare time he designs, builds and tests liquid-propellant rocket propulsion systems, mentors student rocketry teams, and where possible engages in consulting and contract work related... Read More →



Thursday February 15, 2018 1:50pm - 2:50pm
North York Room