Space: The Final Vacuum Frontier

Annual Symposium of the Rocky Mountain Chapter

Symposium: Thursday, September 22, 2016

Westminster DoubleTree Hotel, Westminster, CO


Short Courses September 20 – 22

Vendor Exhibit/Poster Session Thursday, September 22

Symposium registration fee: free!

Up Close and Personal with a Comet: The ESA/Rosetta Mission, Padma A. Yanamandra-Fisher, Space Science Institute

Environmental Intelligence from Space, Paula Wamsley, Ball Aerospace

Ion Sources on Spacecraft: Ion and Hall‐Effect Thrusters, Cody Farnell, Plasma Controls, LLC

3D Printing in Space: Moving Additive Manufacturing to Earth Orbit, Mike McGrath, CU Boulder Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Protecting Humans from the Vacuum Environment of Space, David Klaus, CU Boulder Aerospace Engineering Sciences

Precision Measurement of Pressure in Space Simulation Systems with High Gas Loads & Introduction to Vacuum Science (Session II), J.R. Gaines, Kurt J. Lesker Company

Discoveries from NASA’s MAVEN Mission to Mars, Nick Schneider, Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors!

Link to 2016 Vendors.  Thank you for your support

Organizing and Program Committees

  • Chair, RMAVS Symposium: Lorelle Mansfield (NREL)
  • Secretary: Tim Ohno, (CSM)
  • Vendor Exhibit: Mike Simmons (INTELLIVATION LLC)
  • Short Course Coordinators: Neil Peacock, Tim Gessert
  • Treasurer: Rosine Ribelin (Ascent Solar)
  • Local Arrangements: J. Grant Armstrong (Carberry Technologies), Lorelle Mansfield (NREL), and Svitlana Pylypenko (CSM)
  • Student Poster Co-ordinator: James Burst (NREL)