Small Satellite Working Group

A paradigm shift is occurring in the satellite industry. Small satellites are maturing to offer agility, affordability, resiliency and high resolution imagery. Simultaneously, national security leaders are examining the potential threats posed by adversaries to our legacy space-based assets.

The Small Satellites (SmallSats) Working Group is established to inform and educate the USGIF stakeholder community on the user needs for – and technical capabilities of – small satellites and associated tasking, processing, exploitation and dissemination (TPED) systems.

Co-chairs: Jessica “JB” Young, Lockheed Martin; and Rob Zitz, Leidos.

Contact for more information.

SmallSat Working Group Charter 2014-2015

Upcoming Events

Monthly Meeting

Oct. 5, 1-3 p.m.
USGIF Headquarters, Herndon, VA

This meeting will focus on finalizing an agenda and disseminating details for the Nov. 14-15 Small Satellite Workshop during GEOINT Community Week.


Slides from SmallSat Working Group Meeting-July 2016

Generation Orbit


Orbital ATK Part 1

Orbital ATK Part 2

Vector Space

Virgin Galactic

Vulcan Aerospace

May 27, 2015 Working Group Meeting Presentation by Dr. Siegfried Janson