About Space Horizons
Space Horizons is an annual, one-day conference at Brown University's School of Engineering where professionals assemble to investigate cutting-edge prospects in space. The focus of the conference is to explore promising ideas and innovations and to understand what barriers (political, technical, architectural) must be overcome to make these ideas a reality. The conference also expands on the potential of space capabilities that are not yet realized.
"Every year I rediscover how much there is to learn thinking about the "impossible", beginning with the notion that it is possible"
- Rick Fleeter
- Rick Fleeter
Dr. Rick Fleeter founded the small satellite and communications company AeroAstro Inc. where he served as CEO for 21 years. AeroAstro employed 100 people dedicated to making space more accessible and appropriate to every day needs and to improving the space resource user experience. He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Brown University's School of Engineering.
Neha Sajja is a Junior studying Industrial Design at The Rhode Island School of Design. She is a member of the RISD Rover leadership team and is currently working on a new steering system and wheel design. Neha has interned at the Star design office in Munich, and works with Professor Rick Fleeter's Design of Space Systems class.
Anthony Capobianco is a Junior at Brown University studying Engineering-Physics. He is the Research and Development Lead of Brown Space Engineering as well as a member of BSE's Manufacturing Team, currently working on the development of a 3U chassis for the next iteration of Brown's nanosatellite, PVDX. Anthony has interned as a Mechanical Engineer with TRU Simulation and Training, working on designing interior components for flight simulators, and has done research on Brown's satellite EQUiSat with Professor Rick Fleeter.