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IPNSIG Academy February Webinar

Register now for the February IPNSIG Academy Webinar

Join us for our February IPNSIG Academy Webinar on Interplanetary Internet Governance.  Our speaker, Dr. Laura E. DeNardis, is a Professor of Technology, Ethics and Society at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. She has published seven books and numerous articles on the political and social implications of Internet technical architecture and governance.  

Your moderator will be Jim Schier from NASA, who is currently leading discussions on governance for LunaNet (NASA’s planned  “Lunar Internet” for cis-lunar spacecraft and installations).

DATE: February 1, 2023

TIME: 1700 – 1800 Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

Speaker and Moderator bios will be published next week, along with a summary of the presentation.

 

January IPNSIG Academy Video & Preso Available

The video recording and presentation materials for January’s IPNSIG Academy presentation by Dr. Keith Scott are now available. The video is available here. The presentation is available here.  We’d like to thank Dr. Scott again for his really interesting and engaging presentation about the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS) DTN Standardization Efforts.

December IPNSIG Academy Video & Preso

The video recording and presentation from Dr. Ed Birrane’s December IPNSIG Academy Webinar are available. The video is available here. The presentation is available here. Thanks again to Dr. Birrane for his very engaging presentation about IETF standardization efforts.

Speaker Bio for January IPNSIG Academy Webinar

Your Speaker: Dr. Keith Scott worked for NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory from 1997-1998, where he used ACTS mobile terminal data to characterize the effects of Ka-band satellite channels on TCP and SCPS-TP performance. Since joining The MITRE Corporation in 1998, Keith has worked on a number of projects for NASA and the DoD concerning communications in stressed environments including satellite and tactical data networks. He began working on the Interplanetary Internet in 1998, implemented a precursor to the current Bundle Protocol, and is co-author of RFC5050. Keith currently serves as chair of the Space Internetworking Systems Delay Tolerant Networking Working Group in the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems that is standardizing DTN protocols for use in civilian space missions. Keith is also a member of the Internet Research Task Force and Internet Engineering Task Force’s Delay Tolerant Networking working groups.

Your Moderator: Scott Burleigh recently retired from a position as Principal Engineer at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, where he had been developing flight mission software since 1986. A founding member of the Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) Research Group of the Internet Research Task Force, Mr. Burleigh was a co-author of the DTN Architecture definition (Internet RFC 4838). He also co-authored the specification for version 6 of the DTN Bundle Protocol (BP, Internet RFC 5050), supporting automated data forwarding through a network of intermittently connected nodes, and is now lead author for the specification for BP version 7. Mr. Burleigh led the development and maintenance of implementations of BP and related protocols that are designed for integration into deep space mission flight software, with the long-term goal of enabling deployment of a delay-tolerant Solar System Internet. Mr. Burleigh has received the NASA Exceptional Engineering Achievement Medal and four NASA Space Act Board Awards for his work on the design and implementation of these communication protocols

Please join us for our January IPNSIG Academy Webinar!

Keith Scott (Chief Architect, Advanced Networking for Assured Communications) will present an overview of DTN standardization within the Consultative Committee for Space Data Systems (CCSDS– the global standards-setting organization for civilian space flight communications).

The presentation will include an overview of CCSDS, focusing on the activities of the Space Internetworking Systems Delay Tolerant Networking working group, including profiling of IETF RFCs for use in space, as well as space-specific protocols in the DTN suite.

Date: January 4th

Time: 1700 – 1800 hours Eastern Time Zone (US & Canada)

The webinar is free to attend, but you must register to attend. Register here.

Upcoming events of Interest

Upcoming Events of Interest 

The first upcoming event that you all might be interested in attending is the Internet Society’s (ISOC) North America Regional call scheduled for December 13, 2022, at 1800 UTC. This will be an opportunity to see updates from other ISOC Chapters in the North American region. It will also be an opportunity to see our President, Kaneko, provide an update on IPNSIG’s (remember, we are also the Interplanetary Chapter of ISOC) vision and activities for calendar year 2022.

Announcements about the meeting have already been sent by ISOC. If you haven’t already registered for it, please do so here: https://isoc.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIkcuGrrToqGdLiKWTJSTxyHxkPCVUTO-Gy

A more detailed view of IPNSIG’s activities for calendar 2022 will be published near the end of this month.

The second upcoming event you might be interested in is the January IPNSIG Webinar, which comes up very quickly after the holidays, on January 4, 2023. This webinar will feature IPNSIG Board Member Dr. Keith Scott. Keith will provide an overview of the Consultative Committee on Space Data Systems (CCSDS—the global standards setting organization for civilian space flight communications). Keith is uniquely qualified to speak about CCSDS. He has been involved in the development of DTN since 1998 and is currently the chair for the Space Internetworking Systems Delay Tolerant Networking Working Group for CCSDS.

More information about the January IPNSIG Webinar will be published soon, including registration links and a presentation summary.

IPNSIG Academy December Webinar Summary

IPNSIG Academy December Webinar Summary

The envisioned Interplanetary Internet (IPN) would represent an engineering feat as ambitious as it is complex.Proliferating telecommunications infrastructure throughout our solar system promises to reinvent space exploration just as the terrestrial internet reinvented how we interact as a society. We have taken an important first step on the journey to making this feat a reality, with the definition of Delay-Tolerant Networking (DTN) as an architecture for deep-space networks. Our next steps over years and decades will be to refine and implement this work in both our terrestrial and celestial neighborhoods.

We undertake this astronomical endeavor heartened by what we can engineer today.There have been incredible advancements in both spacecraft engineering and terrestrial networking technologies. These domains have vibrant, successful industry, government, and academic components that steadily evolve our national and societal capabilities. Looking back at over 40 years of innovation for inspiration, the power of standards emerges as a common strength. Agreeing on features, protocols, operations, and governance allows bright industrious minds from across the globe to build diverse and resilient systems. To build an IPN is to standardize its important functions.

This talk introduces the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) as an important standards body working to enable our IPN vision. This talk begins by discussing how the evolution of the terrestrial internet benefits not just deep-space systems but also a variety of system closer to home. Then, a short overview of the IETF (in general) and the DTN working group (in particular) is provided. This includes discussion on how to stay up to date with the working group and how to contribute to this important work. Finally, this talk discusses other activities being discussed in the IETF, such as time-variant routing.

The December IPNSIG Academy Keynote is approaching fast! Edward J. Birrane (Chief Engineer Space Constellation Networking Space Exploration Sector, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory) will be presenting an overview of the IETF Standardization Efforts

Date: December 7, 2022

Time: 1700 – 1800 Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

 

Register Now for December IPNSIG Academy Webinar

The December IPNSIG Academy Keynote is approaching fast!. Edward J. Birrane (Chief Engineer Space Constellation Networking Space Exploration Sector,
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory) will be presenting an overview of the IETF Standardization Efforts

Date: December 7, 2022

Time: 1700 – 1800 Eastern Time (US & Canada)

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

 

 

LunaNet Architecture Webinar Coming Soon

Register now for the October IPNSIG Academy Webinar!

David Israel will provide an overview of the LunaNet architecture concepts with an emphasis on DTN’s role in the architecture. He will also discuss challenges for deployment and operations. David is both the Exploration and Space Communications Projects Division Architect and Laser Communications Relay Demonstration Principal Investigator at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.

Scott Burleigh will moderate the discussion.

Date: Oct 13, 2022 

Time: 5:00 – 6:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

More details, including speaker and moderator bios will be published soon.

Space Industry Overview Webinar Coming soon

Our McKinsey webinar on the status of the space sector is coming soon! Register now! 

Date: August 17th, 2022

Time: 1700 – 1800 Eastern

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

McKinsey and the World Economic Forum surveyed leaders from across the globe in order to gain an overview of the space sector today, the direction it is heading, and how stakeholders can influence the sector’s future so that it can continue to have a positive impact on society.  We are in a critical window for ensuring space is a safe, sustainable, and accessible domain for all – but it requires quick and decisive action.  In this webinar the authors will share findings from the work. and open the dialogue for discussion. There will be time for Q&A, so please come prepared to ask questions.

Speaker Bios for McKinsey Webinar

Our McKinsey webinar on the status of the space sector is coming soon! 

Date: August 17th, 2022

Time: 1700 – 1800 Eastern

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

Here are our panelists.

 

Ryan Brukardt is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company based in Miami and is a leader within the Aerospace & Defense Practice, as well as co-author of McKinsey’s recently released space sector report in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. Ryan has 20+ years of consulting experience; he specializes in corporate strategy, managing major business and operational transformations, client capability building, M&A advisory, and the stand-up of new organizations. He has significant experience in the space industry and is a retired US Air Force officer.

Jesse Klempner is a Partner in the A&D practice of McKinsey & Company.  He leads the firm’s Space Practice.  Previously, he was the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in the U.S House of Representatives.  Jesse holds a JD and MBA from Northwestern University, an MA from the University Chicago, and a BA from Dartmouth College. 

Brooke Stokes is an Associate Partner in McKinsey’s Aerospace & Defense practice and core leader of the firm’s space work as well as its ongoing collaboration with the World Economic Forum on space industry opportunities and dynamics.  She holds a JD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BSBA from Bucknell University.