SGAC Workshop on Human Space Settlement


 

Sunday, 24th September 2017

10:00h to 17:30h  

Meeting Room L 1 a of the Adelaide Convention Centre

 

Background


This is a workshop proposal for the Space Generation Congress (SGC) 2017, to be held immediately prior to the International Astronautical Congress (IAC), in Adelaide, Australia. This workshop structure is based on the successful "Emerging Space Industry Leaders" (ESIL) workshop series, conducted nine times over the past six years, through the Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST), sponsored by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST).

 

Objective


In the influential game theory book, "Co-opetition" (Brandenburger and Nalebuff, 1996), the "game" of market interactions is described by the proposed PARTS model (which stands for the following model components: Players, Added value, Rules of the game, Tactics to manage perceptions, and Scope).  The subject of this workshop will be focused on recent human settlement plans proposed by both the global public and private sectors. The output of the workshop will be recommendations for presentation to the U.N. COPUOS derived from the study's results and conclusions.

 

Description


The PARTS analysis workshop is designed for approximately 15-25 SGC participants. The leaders of this workshop are Mr. Ken Davidian and Mr. Brad Cheetham. Mr. Davidian is the Director of Research at the U.S. FAA AST, the Program Manager of the FAA COE CST, and the Chairman of the International Astronautical Federation's Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee. Mr. Cheetham is the CEO of Advanced Space, LLC and an instructor of commercial spaceflight operations at the University of Colorado Boulder. This workshop will benefit from the participation of many subject matter experts (SMEs), representing world-wide diversity. SMEs that have verbally expressed interest and ability in participating include (in alphabetical order by last name) Ms. Marie Botha (CSIR, South Africa), Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar (Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, U.S.), Dr. Dmitry Payson (United Rocket and Space Corporation, Russia), and Mr. Bruce Pittman (NASA Ames Research Center, U.S.). Additional SMEs from Europe, Asia, and Africa, will be sought and added to this list in the coming weeks. Brief biographies for each of the identified SMEs are given below. The SMEs will rotate among the workshop subgroups to ensure that multiple perspectives are presented and considered by the participants.


After introductions of all the participants and SMEs, this workshop will be conducted in four phases:

  • Phase I: An overview of the PARTS model will be presented to the entire working group and the focus of the analysis will be presented. The overall schedule of the project will be discussed. Participants will be assigned to subgroups for Phases II and III of the project.

  • Phase II: During the first half of this phase, subgroups will be tasked to identify specific actors within each of the four Player categories (buyers, suppliers, competitors, complementors). All the participants will discuss and refine the overall list during the second half of this phase.

  • Phase III: Participant subgroups will address the remaining four PARTS model components, the "ARTS."

  • Phase IV: All the participants will assemble a presentation of the results of the PARTS model analysis. Final analysis conclusions and recommendations will be identified for presentation to the U.N. COPUOS at a future date.

  • Depending upon the willingness and motivation of individual workshop participants, a fifth optional phase may be executed:

  • Phase V (optional): During the subsequent 12 months, results from the workshop could be written as a report and presented at the 2018 International Astronautical Congress.

The first PARTS model study of a space industry sector won the SGAC "$pace is Business" paper-writing competition and was presented at the 2012 IAC (Najam, 2012). Three-day workshops conducted for SGC and the COE CST have produced high-quality papers in the past (Bandla, et al., 2014; Henwood, et al., 2013). As a sample of what the report from this workshop might look like is attached to this proposal.

Prior to the workshop, the participants are encouraged to read the book in which the PARTS model is fully described, "Co-opetition."

Prior to the workshop, the following are required reading and viewing by all participants:
Jeff Bezos thinks we need to build industrial zones in space in order to save Earth
Elon Musk unveils plan to colonise Mars (2016.9.27 - Presentation at IAC 2016)

 

Outputs


  • What are the rules that exist that help make  (or could prevent) human settlement in space?
  • What are the key levers that could make human settlement in space viable or not?
  • Technical paper that can be delivered at the 2018 IAC. Samples of papers written based on previous ESIL PARTS Workshops include:
    • Najam, A. (2014). Basic PARTS of the Suborbital Reusable Launch Vehicle Research Market “Game.” New Space, 2(1), 51–57.

    • Henwood, B. L., Wong, N., Stark, J., Davidian, K. J., Cheetham, B. W., Raimalwala, K., … Crowell, J. (2013). The “game” of training humans for commercial suborbital spaceflight. In Proceedings of the 2013 International Astronautical Congress, IAC.

    • Bandla, S., Cheetham, B. W., Hakeem, R., & Zea, L. (2014). Applying insights of game theory to the microgravity utilization market. In Proceedings of the 2014 IAF International Astronautical Congress.

 

Agenda


Please note this schedule is tentative and subject to change. Please, note that KD stands for Mr. Ken Davidian and BC for Dr.Brad Cheetham.

Start

End

Dur

Activity

Speaker

10:00

10:15

0:15

Welcome and Introductions

BC

10:45

11:45

0:30

Introduction to PARTS Analysis

KD, BC

11:45

12:15

1:00

Introduction to Human Space Settlement Context

TBD

12:15

12:45

0:30

Task and Working Group Assignments

BC, KD

12:45

14:00

1:15

Break for Lunch

Box lunches

14:00

14:30

0:30

Working Group Session 1

Participants, SMEs

14:30

14:45

0:15

Integration Discussion   

BC, KD, SMEs

14:45

16:00

1:15

Transition Briefing/Short Break

BC, KD

16:00

16:30

0:30

Working Group Session 2

Participants, SMEs

16:30

17:15

0:45

Integration Discussion   

Final Presentation

17:15

17:30

0:15

Concluding Remarks

BC, KD

 

Facilitators



Mr. Brad Cheetham
Chief Executive Officer
Advance Space, USA

Bradley Cheetham is the CEO and President of Advanced Space, LLC where he leads company operations and strategy to deliver software and services related to flight dynamics and operations to clients across the space industry. Mr. Cheetham also serves as the COO of Black Swift Technologies, a commercial unmanned aircraft and avionics development company and is the lead instructor and curriculum developer for a graduate level two-course sequence in Commercial Spaceflight Operations at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Future Space Leaders Foundation, is a member of the Entrepreneurship and Investment Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, and serves on the Board of Advisors and the Board of Trustees for Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS). Mr. Cheetham earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a Master of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado at Boulder where he has also conducted significant research on spacecraft navigation in support of a Doctorate of Philosophy.


Mr. Ken Davidian
Director of Research
FAA Office of Commercial Space Transportation, USA

Mr. Ken Davidian has worked for the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) in Washington, DC since 2008 and is currently the AST Director of Research and Program Manager for the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation. Mr. Davidian currently serves as a member of the Ohio State University Aerospace Engineering External Advisory Board, Associate Editor of the New Space Journal, Chair of the IAF Entrepreneurial & Investment Committee, and Vice Chair of the IAF Space Economy Committee. Prior to FAA AST, Mr. Davidian worked for the NASA Lewis Research Center, International Space University, Paragon Space Development Corporation, X PRIZE Foundation, and NASA Headquarters. Davidian received his BS degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from the Ohio State University in 1983, and an MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in 1987. He attended the International Space University Summer Session Program in 1989. Mr. Davidian is currently enrolled in a doctoral program at the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business. His dissertation focuses on affecting policy, programmatic, and acquisition strategy decision-making within FAA AST to improve the viability of nascent space transportation markets.

 

Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar
President/Chief Executive Officer
Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, USA

Dr. Mary Lynne Dittmar is Executive Director of the Coalition for Deep Space Exploration, an industry group founded to help ensure the United States remains the leader in space, science and technology by reinforcing the value and benefits of space exploration with the public and our nation’s leaders. An entrepreneur focusing in strategy, public engagement and space policy she is founder of her own consultancy specializing in public/private partnerships, strategy, and outreach. In that role she has guided defense, aerospace and technology firms, providing strategic direction for business development as well as for engagement with customers, influencers, stakeholders, and the public. Recent projects include development of the Strategic Plan for the International Space Station National Laboratory and advisory services the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space, which manages the ISS National Lab. She is published in a variety of fields, holds several awards for her contributions to aerospace, served on the Heinlein Prize Steering Committee for Microgravity Research, and was a member of the National Research Council Committee for Human Spaceflight, under the auspices of the National Academies of Sciences. She currently serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academies' Space Studies Board and is a committed mentor to a number of early career professionals.

 

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Dr. Luciano Saccani
Director, International Business Development
Sierra Nevada Corporation's Space Systems, USA

Mr. Saccani joined Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems in 2014 and now holds the position of Director for International Business Development to address business acquisition and customer relations around the world. Prior to joining SNC, Mr. Saccani held several positions with one of the major worldwide Aerospace and Defense Group of Companies.

Mr. Saccani worked across global geographies, in all major areas of the space business including human spaceflight, space transportation, remote sensing, telecommunications, and navigation. Mr. Saccani is citizen of both the United States and Italy.

Mr. Saccani worked in the US, from 1992 to 2013, for the Space Subsidiary of Finmeccanica currently known as, Thales Alenia Space. In 2001 Mr. Saccani was appointed as CEO of the US subsidiary overseeing three locations in CA, DC, and FL and acted as BD Director for the North American Area. During his career he managed business development and strategies in Japan and North America and played a primary role in the development, negotiations and signature of key alliances between European and US industries.

Mr. Saccani holds a Degree of Doctor in Electronic Engineering from the University of Rome La Sapienza, in Italy, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from the Edinburgh School of Business, in Scotland, UK and attended the Stanford University Advanced Management College. Mr. Saccani is a Member of the Italian Chapter of Journalists and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

 

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This workshop is open to young professionals from 18 to 35 years old. All participants should attend for the whole duration of the workshop.

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