Space Access Society's Space Access '02 Conference April 25-27, 2002, in Phoenix Arizona (Updated 4/22/02) Make your arrangements ASAP to attend our tenth annual conference on the business, politics, and technology of radically cheaper space transportation, Space Access '02, Thursday evening April 25th through Saturday night April 27th 2002, at the Quality Inn South Mountain in Phoenix, Arizona, ten minutes from the Phoenix airport. Our conference will once again be a cross-section of the emerging low- cost launch industry, presenting an informal snapshot of just how interesting times are this spring of 2002. (Be there or miss out - part of our relaxed atmosphere and up-to-the-second inside information is that we don't ask for formal papers and we don't do proceedings.) Our hotel, the Quality Inn South Mountain, Phoenix Arizona, is around 80% full, but they still have rooms for all three nights of our conference, and they've agreed to honor our $65 "space access" rate as long as they have rooms. Reserve now if you haven't yet; (800) 562- 3332 or (480) 893-3900. Road directions: Take I-10 east from the airport to Elliot Rd (exit 157), turn right at the top of the ramp, take your first right at 51st St, take your first right at La Puente, and you're there. The weather for our dates looks like being typical for this time of year hereabouts - high eighties to low nineties by midafternoon, late night lows in the sixties, clear skies and extremely low humidity. Sunscreen and/or big hats and long sleeves strongly recommended if you're going for a walk while the sun's high, and don't forget your swimsuit if you want to take advantage of the hotel pool. Conference style, if we haven't already mentioned it, is casual - shirt and slacks are typical, though jacket and tie are OK too if you (or your organization) prefer - either way is fine by us. Also, if we haven't already mentioned it, we do no formal meal functions - we've found it much more productive over the years to make sure we have a site with a number of decent restaurants nearby, then let people make their own arrangements to head off, trade info, and make deals. At-the-door registrants, be advised that alas, we are not set up to process credit cards. We'll gladly accept company or personal checks, and cash is of course always welcome - there's a bank with ATMs right across the parking lot from our hotel lobby. Our apologies in advance for any inconvenience. Preregistrations must arrive by Wednesday April 24th to assure being processed in time. The schedule that follows is as close to final as we can get it - any participant who sees that we've nevertheless somehow scheduled them, say, an hour before their flight arrives, please contact us ASAP at (602) 431-9283 or email@example.com and we'll fix it. Thursday evening, April 25th 6:30 pm - Registration opens, at ballroom entrance 6:30 pm - (or thereabouts) Hospitality suite opens, Room 234 8:00 pm - Thursday Evening Sessions begin in main ballroom Henry Spencer, on Orbits & Approaches - Where We're Going, And Some Thoughts On How To Get There Dave Salt, on European Space Launch Developments Hospitality open till late Friday, April 26th 8:00 am - Hospitality & Registration open 9:00 Welcome - Henry Vanderbilt, SAS 9:10 Michael Wallis, Randall Clague, Dave Masten - Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society 9:50 Mitch Clapp, Pioneer Rocketplane 10:30 break 11:00 John Carmack, Armadillo Aerospace 11:40 Test & Evaluation Department, NASA Marshall Spaceflight Center, on MSFC Test Capabilities Availability to Industry 12:20 midday break 2:00 John Powell, JP Aerospace 2:40 Roderick and Randa Milliron, Interorbital Systems/Translunar Research 3:20 break 3:50 Richard Pournelle, on Potential Fast-Developing New Markets 4:30 Panel: Regulatory Aspects - John Carmack (Armadillo), Randall Clague (ERPS), Mitch Clapp (Pioneer), Joe Hawkins (FAA AST) 5:30 evening break 8:00 Nielsen Engineering & Research, on Computer Analysis Capabilities and Some Recent Applications 8:40 G.David Nordley, on Multiple Missions With Stored Tether Orbit Energy 9:10 Jordin Kare, on An Extremely High-Energy Laser-Kinetic Propulsion Concept 9:40 Panel: Potential New Low-Cost Launch Markets - Mitch Clapp (Pioneer), Rich Pournelle (XCOR), Joe Hopkins (Andrews), Jeff Kline (Spectrum Astro) Hospitality open till late Saturday, April 27th 8:00 am - Hospitality & Registration open 9:00 Mike Wade, Space Access LLC 9:40 Joe Hopkins, Andrews Space & Technology 10:20 break 10:50 Panel: Cheap Access Politics - Rick Tumlinson (SFF), Henry Vanderbilt (SAS), others TBA 11:40 Pat Bahn, TGV Rockets 12:20 midday break - Registration closes after break - last chance for $80 SA'03 preregistration! 2:00 Dan DeLong and Aleta Jackson, XCOR Aerospace 2:40 Dr Gerald A Smith, Positronics Research LLC, on Antimatter Propulsion 3:20 break 3:50 Panel: The Low-Cost Launch Investment Environment - Stephen Fleming, Paul Hans, Joe Pistritto, others TBA 4:50 Ed Wright, X-Rocket LLC 5:30 evening break 8:00 Dave Salt, on Assessing Reusable Launcher Concepts 8:40 Jordin Kare, on Recent Advances In Solid-State Lasers, and on Mockingbird 9:40 Elaine Walker, of NSSNYC and Zia, sings late - Hospitality closes. See you next year! Space Access '02 registration is $100 in advance (advance registrations have to reach us by Wednesday the 24th), $120 at the door, $10 off for SAS members. Day rates and $30 Student rate at the door only. One year's SAS membership is $30 (please include your email address for Updates). Mail checks to: Space Access Society, 4855 E Warner Rd #24-150, Phoenix AZ 85044.