Our first-ever devoted area occasion is developing on December 16 and 17, and we’re thrilled to announce that Lieutenant General John F. Thompson of the U.S. Air Pressure will be part of us on our digital stage at TC Sessions: Space. Thompson is the Commander, Space and Missile Programs Heart (SMC) and oversees analysis, design, growth and acquisition of satellites and their related command and management methods for the U.S. House Pressure.
We’re excited to have Thompson becoming a member of us as a result of his function places him straight in touch with among the nation’s most bold and technically superior startups. Because the particular person liable for making certain that the U.S. has a commanding place in areas together with superior missile warning, area launch, area superiority within the rising protection area and way more. There’s probably nobody within the U.S. protection world nearer to the space-focused pipeline for rising and future-focused know-how growth.
A part of what Thompson and the SMC have achieved underneath his supervision is the institution and continued progress of a wealthy ecosystem of non-traditional area startups, by means of each contracting and early stage funding to assist them develop novel approaches to challenges each new and outdated. That work may also type the premise of the forthcoming House Programs Command (SSC), an in-development command that will probably be liable for growth, acquisition and deployment of in-space capabilities for the U.S. House Pressure. SSC will take its cues from the SMC and its Air Pressure origins, however be a brand new, overarching acquisitions entity that additionally incorporates the wants of Military and Navy area acquisition actions.
We’ll speak to Thompson about that work and the way it’s progressing, and what modifications about his work and the SMC’s mission because the U.S. continues to determine and develop the House Pressure as its personal, devoted army department.
If you happen to want to hear from Lt General Thompson, you possibly can grab a ticket to get unique entry to observe this session (together with many others) dwell (with entry to video on demand), community with the innovators altering the area business, uncover the most popular early-stage firms, discover ways to rating grants in your area firm, recruit expertise and even discover a job with an early-bird ticket for simply $125 till November 13. And now we have discounts available for groups, students, active military/government employees and for early-stage space startup founders who wish to give their startup some further visibility.