The Space Industrial Revolution
June 8-9, 2021 | Online :: Pacific Time

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The Department of Defense published a report on the importance of establishing an industrial base to sustain US economic and military leadership in space. Shortly after, Deloitte announced a memorandum of understanding to develop a master plan that identifies the required infrastructure, human capital development, governance and financing necessary for a thriving spaceport in California. In space, the International Space Station (ISS) is no longer the only entity supporting supply chain activities such as manufacturing & production, and research & development. Milestone achievements towards an industrial base in space are now coming from innovative private startups, such as gas stations in space and mining for resources. At this rate the space industry could surpass $1 Trillion in revenue earlier than expected.

LRA Institute’s virtual event, The Space Industrial Revolution, provides executive discussions and presentations on the latest activities driving space industrialization. Hear from Deloitte, the ISS, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Orbit Fab, Tethers Unlimited, ispace, and many other trailblazers. Learn about the latest developments and how to position your company within the supply chain for long-term success.

Learning Outcomes

Attendees will have an opportunity to get the latest information on:

  • Vandenberg Spaceport developments & timelines
  • Partnerships, vertical integration, mergers & acquisitions
  • Strategies for cohesion and working in unison
  • Initiatives for standardization and hardware commoditization
  • National security and supply chain issues
  • Current and upcoming in-space supply chain activities



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LRA is authorized by IACET to offer 0.8 CEUs for this event.

Requirements for Successful Completion of Program

Participants must log in each day and be in attendance for the entirety of the course to be eligible for continuing education credit.

Instructional Methods

Panel Discussions and PowerPoint presentations will be used in the program.

Who Should Attend

  • Federal agencies & regulatory authorities
  • NewSpace entrepreneurs & investors
  • Aerospace prime contractors & subcontractors
  • Business development & sales executives
  • Mission directorates & operations managers
  • Project & procurement managers


Tuesday, June 8, 2021 : Pacific Time

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

7:45 – 8:00 a.m. :: Log In

How to Establish an Industrial Base

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address: Strategies for Establishing an Industrial Base

  • What is NewSpace and how do we further develop the commercial space sector?
  • Vandenberg Air Force Base—Visions of a Thriving Spaceport
  • Location strategy and site evaluation
  • Maximizing the potential for job growth and stimulating local economies
  • Governance and financial aid
  • Proposed timelines

Jeff Matthews, Specialist Leader, Government & Public Sector Space Industry Practice, Deloitte

8:45 – 10:15 a.m. :: Industrial Base VS Regional Clusters

    • Centralization VS clusters
    • Ports and landing sites VS manufacturing sites
    • Center of Excellence VS economic base (Silicon Valley)
    • Academic and workforce hubs
    • The role or strategy behind aerospace hubs

Moderator: Jeff Matthews, Specialist Leader, Government & Public Sector Space Industry Practice, Deloitte

Gavin Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA)

James Causey, Executive Director, Global Spaceport Alliance

Andrew Hackleman, Vice President, REACH

10:15 – 11:00 a.m. :: The Constellation Effect—Frequency Standardization & Hardware Commoditization for Greater Industrialization

  • Industrialization and its dependance on constellations for economies of scale
  • Frequency standardization initiatives
  • Hardware commoditization trends
  • How to break down innovation silos while maintaining competition and innovation
  • Collaboration to create synergies and cohesiveness within the supply chain
  • Accelerating production to minimize launch delays
  • Will standardization and commoditization result in a mass market?

Moderator: Marcy Steinke, Principal, MRC Government Strategies and Advocacy

Gabe Dominocielo, Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Umbra Lab

Alexandre Vallet, Chief, Space Services Department, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Is the NewSpace Industry Ready for a Broader Industrial Base?

  • The importance of US-based manufacturing
  • Establishing a better marketplace for B2B transactions
  • Impacts on the ecosystem and economies of scale
  • Evaluating all opportunities within an industrial base
    • Vertical integration and M&A opportunities for aerospace primes
    • Exit strategies for NewSpace startups
  • Implications of security issues in relation to industrialization
  • Impacts to quality control and integration
  • Drivers for and hurdles against an industrial base

Moderator: Debra Werner, Correspondent, SpaceNews

Bryce Dabbs, (Former) Vice President of Finance & Operations, Frontier Aerospace

Jim Cantrell, CEO and Co-Founder, Phantom Space

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Course Timing

7:45 – 8:00 a.m. :: Log In

8:00 – 8:45 a.m. :: Keynote Address: The International Space Station—the 1st Base in Space

  • The evolution of the 1st space-based incubator
    • Overview of research partners of the past and upcoming commercial opportunities
    • Validating business models and validating in-space facilities
  • Initiatives for in-space production and manufacturing
  • Strategies for working in unison
  • Best practices for a robust and sustainable marketplace
  • Monetization of in-space production
  • How to build facilities to facilitate future activity

Dr. Michael Roberts, Acting Chief Scientist, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

8:45 – 9:30 a.m. :: Building the In-Space Supply Chain

  • In-space servicing
  • Robotic systems for in-space assembly and manufacturing
  • Building critical infrastructure to support a robust and sustainable in-space economy
  • Promoting a B2B marketplace for in-space goods and services

Rob Hoyt, President and Founder, Tethers Unlimited Inc.

9:30- 10:15 a.m. :: A Product Roadmap to Gas Stations in Space™ and Beyond

  • Why you should have a “big vision” that isn’t feasible
  • Establishing a bustling economy in space
  • Solving chicken-and-egg problems
  • Identifying commercial product opportunities for in-space infrastructure
  • It’s not about the propellant supply chain in orbit (except that it is)
  • How we focus on the commercial success of our customers

Daniel Faber, Co-Founder and CEO, Orbit Fab

10:15 – 10:45 a.m. :: Status & Update on Private Property Rights in Space

  • Outer Space Treaty
  • Goals of the private space sector
  • Impacts on the industrialization of space

Wes Faires, Advocate, Private Space Sector; Founder, Space Rights LLC

10:45 – 11:15 a.m. :: The First Privately Financed Mission to the Moon

  • Resource extraction
  • Cost-effective lunar transportation
  • Enabling the development of a lunar industry
  • Construction of a lunar industrial platform
  • Partnerships & collaborative efforts
  • Supply chain needs

Marchel Holle, U.S. Government Relations Lead, ispace, inc.

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. :: Establishing a Martian Industrial Base

  • Goals of the first colony
  • Partnerships & collaboration
  • Funding needs
  • Proposed timelines

Vera Mulyani, CEO & Founder, Mars City Design


Gavin Brown, Executive Director, Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA)

Gavin Brown is recognized as the leading driving force for promoting aerospace companies active in the State of Michigan by providing aerospace prime contractors and top-tier system integrators with highly qualified sources for their part procurement in commercial, general aviation, rotor and defense.

In 2007, the Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association (MAMA) was founded by
Gavin and was officially launched as a fully-fledged association with an active membership. The initial membership consisted of thirteen Michigan manufacturing

Since then, Gavin Brown, as the executive director, has worked to promote Michigan
manufactures and procure contracts for members companies active in the aerospace and defense markets. The growth of MAMA to over fifty companies continues to increase MAMA presence as an international aerospace component supplier. OEMs, primes and subcomponent aerospace suppliers all use parts manufactured by MAMA members.

Jim Cantrell, CEO and Co-Founder, Phantom Space

Mr. Cantrell is a well-known entrepreneur, automotive executive, the founder of numerous startups, small satellite subject matter expert and has worked on over 45 satellite and deep space missions and has served as an aerospace executive over the past 33 years.

James Causey, Executive Director, Global Spaceport Alliance

A seasoned business executive with over 30 years of experience. He currently is Managing Partner of CWSP International, a consulting firm focused on how companies, governments and individuals can access the expanding commercial space sector. He also serves as Executive Director of the Global Spaceport Alliance. Prior to starting CWSPI, he worked as Executive Director for the international event, SpaceCom, which focusses on the opportunities and benefits being created based upon our space endeavors.

James’ work history also embraces entrepreneurship, market research, product development, branding strategies, strategic and financial planning and building successful management teams. Through his work, he has also developed an extensive network international contacts across business, industry and academia.

Bryce Dabbs, (Former) Vice President of Finance & Operations, Frontier Aerospace

Bryce Dabbs is a former Naval Officer, business founder, professional athlete, investment banker and now CFO / COO at Frontier Aerospace headquartered in Southern California. Prior to beginning his professional career, Bryce graduated from the US Naval Academy in 2013 where he majored in Economics and played men’s lacrosse. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Yellow Ribbon Fund in support of our veterans and their families. Similarly, he assists the US Naval Academy in the selection process of future midshipman as a Blue and Gold Officer He is also an advisor for SeaAhead to startup founders with businesses operating in the Ocean Technology ecosystem.

Gabe Dominocielo, Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer, Umbra Lab

Gabe Dominocielo, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer (CSO) of Umbra. Dominocielo is a lifelong entrepreneur with over a decade of experience in law, finance, and company management. Umbra is launching an unrivaled constellation of space-based radar satellites with SAR capabilities, to produce all weather day-night imagery at 25 centimeter resolution for low cost distribution via an integrated web platform.

Daniel Faber, Co-Founder & CEO, Orbit Fab

15+ years space technology leadership. Last 3 years as CEO of Deep Space Industries – building the team, closing millions in financing and growing sales to ~ $10 million.

Wes Faires, Advocate, Private Space Sector; Founder, Space Rights LLC

I am an advocate for the forward progress of the concept, with respect to off planet resource utilization under the current legislation, creating a favorable climate for property rights in Outer Space. This includes interacting with competent national authorities of States-Party to the Outer Space Treaty long-term goal of achieving, without litigation, a positive interpretation of the Outer Space Treaty regarding private property rights. On multiple occasions I’ve attended the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (Legal Subcommittee) as a silent observer on behalf of the private sector.

Andrew Hackleman, Vice President, REACH

Andrew S. Hackleman is the Chief Operating Officer at REACH, a regional economic development organization serviing the Central Coast of California.  A retired U.S Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, Hackleman has extensive experience planning and executing mission-critical initiatives. He led efforts to increase the region’s housing supply as executive director of the Home Builders Association of the Central Coast from 2017-2019. Before that he was a logistics and supply chain leader for the USAF, stationed at several bases and the Pentagon. He holds master’s degrees from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the U.S. Air Force Institute of Technology. He is a native of Atascadero, CA.

Marchel Holle, U.S. Government Relations Lead, ispace, inc.

Marchel Holle is the current US Government Affairs Lead for ispace US, where he supports stakeholder engagement and business development efforts. Prior to ispace, Marchel spent three years as the Manager of Washington DC Operations for the Space Foundation managing key relationships with Congress, international partners and federal agencies. Following his graduation from Hamilton College in 2015 where he studied government and physics, Marchel spent two years with the Space Studies Board at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine where he played a major role in the development of the 2017 Earth Decadal Survey. He briefly interned at SpaceX, the Satellite Industry Association, and the Aerospace Industries Association.

Rob Hoyt, President and Founder, Tethers Unlimited Inc.

Dr. Rob Hoyt is a ‘relentlessly-inventive’ Technologist and Executive with expertise in advanced space technologies, additive manufacturing, plasma physics, and scientific algorithms. He co-founded Tethers Unlimited Inc in 1994 and has built it into a multi-$M space and defense R&D firm that is pioneering advances in small satellite technologies as well as in-space manufacturing and robotic assembly capabilities.  In 2020 he sold TUI to AMERGINT Technologies Holding, a Blackstone-backed venture.  He also co-founded ScienceOps Inc., a big-data algorithm and web analytics firm purchased by Acquisio in 2012. Over the past twenty-six years he has pioneered the development of technologies for in-space manufacturing and assembly of space systems, affordable mitigation of orbital debris and radiation belts, propellantless propulsion for spacecraft, and mesh-networked communications for satellites.

Jeff Matthews, Specialist Leader, Government & Public Sector Space Industry Practice, Deloitte

Jeff is a specialist leader at Deloitte Consulting LLP with more than 19 years of private and public sector experience focused on finance, enterprise architecture transformation, technology commercialization, and market strategy. Currently, he is a leader in Deloitte’s Government & Public Sector Space Industry practice where he provides subject matter expertise on commercial space technology trends, industry strategies, and launch systems economics.

Before joining Deloitte, Jeff served as the director of venture strategy and research for the Space Frontier Foundation where he was also a board member. His previous experience as an advisor in $600M+ of venture capital raises for early stage technology companies, commercializing government technologies, and deep insight into the commercial space market allows him to bring a unique perspective to government and commercial clients. Jeff has contributed expertise and analysis on the space industry to Reuters, Forbes, NBC News, Discovery News, The Wharton School, the Open Group, and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA).

Vera Mulyani, CEO & Founder, Mars City Design

Vera Mulyani is an innovative entrepreneur and visionary leader, with multidisciplinary skills in human centered design and science.

Mulyani has developed a distinct concept of Recycling Cities , which consisted of transforming damaged areas, former industrial and cosmopolitan into self-sustaining Green Zones, (ex. Ruhr, Germany) to better integrate a natural environment into human living space. Mulyani’s concept of urbanism on Mars advocates a self-sustaining lifestyle on Earth. Mulyani created the original platform for designing cities on Mars, she is the CEO & Founder of Mars City Design® and the President of Mars City Foundation (501c3). Mars City Design builds prototypes of an urban infrastructure and human lifestyle for Mars, applicable to sustainable smart cities on Earth.

Dr. Michael Roberts, Acting Chief Scientist, International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory

Marcy Steinke, Principal, MRC Government Strategies and Advocacy

Marcy Steinke provides principled representation and strategies to commercial companies regarding interactions with the federal government to include the White House, DOD, Intelligence Community, multiple Departments, NASA and Congress.  She is experienced in partnering and bridging differing entities.  Most recently she served as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, as Senior Vice President at Maxar Technologies (formerly DigitalGlobe).  She led and was responsible for all efforts in dealing with federal Executive and Legislative branches as well as US and State level Governments in areas of budget, policy, legislation and regulatory issues to include mergers and acquisitions requiring government approval.   Marcy blends the needs of large and diverse organizations for mission enhancement and goal accomplishment.

Marcy is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and Combat Pilot with 25 years Department of Defense (DOD) experience. Ms. Steinke was an instructor pilot with combat experience in 4 different arenas.  She served in the White House for both Presidents Bush and Obama as the Director of Operations. She was responsible for the Presidential Emergency Ops Center and orchestrating all issues effecting movement and full function of the President, Vice President as well as First Lady and senior government leaders.  During her time at the Pentagon, she served as Director of Congressional Legislative Affairs for the Chairman and the Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.   While deployed she oversaw joint fighter, air refueling and airlift operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. Marcy also worked with the newly sovereign Iraqi government and was present during the transition in June 2004.

Alexandre Vallet, Chief, Space Services Department, Radiocommunication Bureau, International Telecommunication Union (ITU)

Alexandre Vallet is the current Chief of the Space Services Department in the Radiocommunication Bureau of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), since November 2017. Alexandre Vallet began to work in 2000 in the R&D center of Orange dealing with communications satellites. In 2006, he joined the satellite operator Eutelsat where he was in charge of regulatory matters. From 2007 to 2017, he was the Head of the Regulatory affairs and Spectrum/Orbit Resources Department at the French Agency in charge of radio spectrum management (Agence Nationale des Fréquences – ANFR).

Debra Werner, Correspondent, SpaceNews

Debra Werner is a correspondent for SpaceNews and a contributor to Aerospace America. Debra earned a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master’s degree in Journalism from Northwestern University. She is a recipient of the 1989 Gerald Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on National Defense. She publishes a weekly newsletter on the commercial space industry called SN Commercial Drive.

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The Space Industrial Revolution

June 8-9, 2021 | Online
Individual attendee(s) - $ 795.00 each

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