Panel Session

Panel Session on Nasa Communication Services Project (CSP)

The NASA Communication Services Project (CSP) is guiding NASA’s path to future near-Earth space communications capabilities by tapping commercial satellite service innovation to enable space missions of tomorrow. The agency is partnering with six commercial satellite communications (SATCOM) providers as they develop service offerings that can meet NASA’s as well as other organizations’ changing requirements. In this panel session, CSP partner organizations will discuss new opportunities for commercial SATCOM services and missions.

Peter J. Schemmel, Deputy Chief of Space Communications and Spectrum Management Office and Manager of Communications Services Project (CSP), NASA, USA.

Eric Gunzelman, Manager, Communications Services Project, SES Space and Defense, USA
Gerry Jansson, Vice President, Systems and Services Development, Telesat Government Solutions, USA
Mike Maughan, Vice President, Resilient Space Missions, Government Systems, Viasat, USA
Rick Freeman, Vice President Kuiper Government Business, USA
Yasrine Ibnyahya, Senior Director, Advanced Concepts and Technologies, Viasat (Inmarsat Government Solutions), USA

Peter J. Schemmel

Peter J. Schemmel is the Deputy Chief of Space Communications and spectrum Management at the NASA John H. Glenn Research Center, and manager of NASA’s Communications Services Project (CSP). Dr. Schemmel oversees the development and demonstration of commercial space-based relay communication services that will replace NASA’s Tracking Data Relay Satellite System in the late 2020’s. Dr. Schemmel also provides strategic guidance to projects developing advanced communication technologies for NASA’s future mission needs.