NOVEMBER 27-28, 2018 • GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER

SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS

Partners

SpaceCom is produced by a collaboration of partners who bring widespread industry expertise, innovative strategies and authoritative accountability to its mission. We thank all of our partners for their commitment and dedication to the successful execution of this exciting event.

  1. Founding Sponsors

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    Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and the leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and military aircraft combined. Additionally, Boeing designs and manufactures rotorcraft, electronic and defense systems, missiles, satellites, launch vehicles and advanced information and communication systems. As a major service provider to NASA, Boeing is the prime contractor for the International Space Station. The company also provides numerous military and commercial airline support services. Boeing provides products and support services to customers in 150 countries and is one of the largest U.S. exporters in terms of sales. www.boeing.com

     

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    The Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) was selected by NASA in July 2011 to maximize use of the International Space Station (ISS) U.S. National Laboratory through 2020. CASIS is dedicated to supporting and accelerating innovations and new discoveries that will enhance the health and wellbeing of people and our planet. www.iss-casis.org

     

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    The Greater Houston Partnership’s mission is to make the Houston region the best place to live, work and build a business. Over the past 25 years, our membership, comprised of over 2,000 leading companies, has tackled the region’s most important issues that impact our community. Houston has enjoyed incredible growth, and the Greater Houston Partnership has played an important role, working to create jobs and advocating for a positive business environment that is conducive to growth and prosperity. www.houston.org

     

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    Houston Spaceport is an FAA-licensed, urban commercial spaceport offering unprecedented access to a thriving aerospace community.  In addition to serving as a launch and landing site for suborbital, reusable launch vehicles, Houston Spaceport offers laboratory office space including technology incubator space and large-scale hardware production facilities.  Houston Spaceport is located at Ellington Airport, and as a part of the Houston Airport System (HAS) fits seamlessly into one of the largest international travel infrastructures on the planet. www.fly2houstonspaceport.com

     

    Jacobs, with annual revenues of nearly $13 billion, is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional, and construction services. Building strong, long-term relationships with our clients is the key to our success as a company. We offer full-spectrum support to industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets. www.jacobs.com

     

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    KBRwyle is the global government services business of KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR). KBRwyle delivers full life cycle professional and technical services from over 60 U.S. and 40 international locations.  The company is trusted to lead many of the world’s largest and most critical government programs.  KBRwyle’s core capabilities include logistics, engineering, operations, science, program and acquisition management, IT, cyber and security services.  The company provides critical support services for spaceflight programs at NASA and in the commercial spaceflight sector. www.kbr.com

     

    Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. www.lockheedmartin.com

     

    MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) with twenty-fiver years of experience serving NASA, DOD and commercial. Headquartered in Houston, MEIT performs work in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Ohio and Texas. MEIT offers innovative, best-value services and solutions in the following core capabilities: engineering services, test and evaluation, space access, IT and cyber solutions, and modeling and simulation. MEIT proudly holds contracts to perform work on the GSA PES Schedule, OASIS Small Business contractor (Pools 4, 5A, 6), OASIS Unrestricted contractor (Pool 6), and as a Navy SeaPort-e contractor. Visit MEIT at www.MEITechinc.com.

    Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) is a woman- and minority-owned small business serving the Materials Science community with on-orbit, real-time pure materials science research. Alpha Space owns and operates the Materials International Space Station (ISS) Experiment (MISSE) Flight Facility, a commercially-available materials research facility at the ISS. MISSE offers unprecedented access to space, unparalleled pure science testing, and all at an affordable cost. The employees supporting MISSE have a long, successful track record of over 20 years through work performed under MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT). MISSE’s inaugural mission is scheduled for November 2017. www.AlphaSpace.com

     

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    Orbital ATK is a global leader in aerospace and defense technologies. The company designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation systems for customers around the world, both as a prime contractor and merchant supplier. Its main products include launch vehicles and related propulsion systems; missile products, subsystems and defense electronics; precision weapons, armament systems and ammunition; satellites and associated space components and services; and advanced aerospace structures. Headquartered in Dulles, Virginia, Orbital ATK employs more than 12,000 people in 20 states across the U.S. and in several international locations. www.orbitalatk.com

     

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    Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent innovation and technology company, created to foster growth across the economy through the exploitation of space. We help organisations make use of and benefit from satellite technologies, and bring together multi-disciplinary teams to generate ideas and solutions in an open innovation environment. sa.catapult.org.uk

     

    Winstead PC is a national business law form with over 300 attorneys in Texas and North Carolina.  The Firm provides a full range of business legal services to some of the most recognized and respected companies and academic institutions across the country and throughout the world.

    As a founding partner of SpaceCom, Winstead is a leader in the space technology industry.  We are highly focused in the allied fields of intellectual property, business organizations and finance for both established and startup companies working with clients involved in Aerospace, Biotechnology, Clean Technology, Communications, Energy, Information Technology, Manufacturing, Maritime, Medical, Nanotechnology and Transportation.  Winstead also has a nationally recognized banking and real estate practice, advising on credit financing for a variety of technology ventures. www.winstead.com

  2. Platinum Sponsors

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    Houston Spaceport is an FAA-licensed, urban commercial spaceport offering unprecedented access to a thriving aerospace community.  In addition to serving as a launch and landing site for suborbital, reusable launch vehicles, Houston Spaceport offers laboratory office space including technology incubator space and large-scale hardware production facilities.  Houston Spaceport is located at Ellington Airport, and as a part of the Houston Airport System (HAS) fits seamlessly into one of the largest international travel infrastructures on the planet. www.fly2houstonspaceport.com

  3. Gold Sponsors

    BioDisruption is pioneering human-driven, machine-empowered, and biologically inspired consultancy services. Through an unconventional advanced platform, we help our clients and collaborators face their toughest business and societal challenges using state-of-the-art hybrid technologies, artificial intelligence, bio-simulations, and a deeply established, multi-disciplinary approach to consultancy. www.biodisruption.com

     

    Engility has been helping national security, defense, civil, and commercial customers advance the use of space for more than 50 years as TASC. Today, Engility is building on its TASC legacy to introduce the advanced technology, commercial business practices, and ultra-reliable systems our customers need to make space more accessible and less expensive than ever. As a leading independent space company, we provide the engineering and sustainment solutions and services that customers such as the Air Force GPS and SBIRS programs and NASA Independent Validation & Verification use for their information-intensive, mission-critical, worldwide enterprises. Our understanding of space from every perspective makes us your ideal partner for work in space technology and operations as well as mission engineering, public-private partnerships, cyber, space resilience, and big data. www.engilitycorp.com

     

    The ICE-Italian Trade Promotion Agency is the government organisation which promotes the internationalisation of the Italian companies, in line with the strategies of the Ministry for Economic Development. ICE provides information, support and advice to Italian and foreign companies. In addition to its Rome headquarters, ICE operates worldwide from a large network of Trade Promotion Offices linked to Italian embassies and consulates and working closely with local authorities and businesses. ICE provides a wide range of services overseas helping Italian and foreign businesses to connect with each other including identification of possible business partners, bilateral trade meetings with Italian companies, trade delegation visits to Italy, official participation in local fairs and exhibitions, and forums and seminars with Italian experts. www.italtrade.com

     

    Laser Light™ intends to deploy an All Optical Global Communications Network – HALO™. The service capacity of the planned HALO™ constellation of 8-12 Medium Earth Orbit satellites will be 7.2 Tbps,  comprised of 48 sat-sat 200Gbps optical crosslinks and 72 sat-ground 100Gbps optical up/down links, without reliance on regulated radio frequency spectrum.  Laser Light™ intends to interconnect its proposed HALO™ satellite system with over 100 customer Points of Presence clustered within 20 -25 SD-WAN’s across the globe . The HALO™ network – satellite and SD-WAN’s – will be cross-connected to Laser Light’s proprietary extended ground network and its patented operating system ensuring carrier grade service, enhanced redundancy, resiliency, and unprecedented security. HALO™ is designed to support its “SpaceCable™” suite of services – Global Access Circuits and its proprietary HALO™ Direct Connect service – to global enterprises, data centers, media, finance firms; carriers; and government entities. www.laserlightcomms.com

     

    Leidos is a Fortune 500® science and technology solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $7.04 billion for the fiscal year ended December 30, 2016. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

     

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    We dream of a nation that unites the world. A nation where learning is fun, entertainment is inspiring, and the entrepreneurial spirit is strong. A nation that sparks creativity and curiosity, a nation that belongs to everyone in the world. This is Space Nation – a nation where space flight empowers the future for all people. Through Space Nation, anyone in the world can train to become an astronaut and travel to space. Space Nation gives everyone a chance to participate in the new era of space exploration, to learn and train for a mission to space.

     

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    With more than a century of combined heritage, United Launch Alliance is the nation’s most experienced and reliable launch service provider. ULA has successfully delivered well over 100 conventional satellites and 55 CubeSats to orbit that provide critical capabilities for troops in the field, aid meteorologists in tracking severe weather, enable personal device-based GPS navigation and unlock the mysteries of our solar system. www.ulalaunch.com

     

  4. Other 2017 Sponsors

    AEM, Inc. is an award-winning high-tech company with its leading technologies in electronic components offering manufactured solutions and application specific services to high reliability OEM markets.  AEM, Inc. continues to set the standard for quality, value and performance. AEM provides products and services to aerospace, defense and other “Hi-Rel” industries that require the highest quality level for circuit protection, EMI signal filtering, and tin-lead conversion applications. www.aem-usa.com

     

    BAHEP
    The Bay Area Houston Economic PartnershipBAHEP, is a member-driven organization that provides the leadership to stimulate regional economic development and employment.  Utilizing a collaborative committee structure, BAHEP engages approximately 270 investor companies, business professionals, local governments, and educational institutions in southeast Texas to bring about prosperity and a high quality of life for the 800,000 people who live and work in the region. www.bayareahouston.com

     

     

    BRPH is an international architecture and engineering firm offering a full range of in-house services. More than simply designers, we solve engineering and architectural challenges.  With clients in the Aerospace, Manufacturing, Commercial, Education, Entertainment and Government markets, BRPH has designed a wide range of projects including facilities for some of the world’s largest aerospace and manufacturing companies, to some of the Southeastern United States’ newest public schools. Recent expansion of the firm includes servicing new clients in the Hospitality and Automotive markets. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH has regional offices in Orlando, Atlanta, South Florida, Charleston, Seattle, Huntsville and Mexico. www.brph.com

     

    Fathom Academy is a technologically advanced water training facility. We provide a safe, controlled environment, to conduct training for: swiftwater rescue, commercial aerospace, oil & gas diving, ROV and submersibles, deep-sea construction, sonar studies, tourist/foreign government astronaut training. www.fathomacademy.com

     

    Flexitech Aerospace provides wide-ranging and in-depth knowledge of radio communication systems and components in space applications. This extensive RF design expertise has provided technical solutions for today’s demanding satellite applications including initial analysis and system architecture, as well as hardware manufacture and satellite operation on-orbit. Our engineering teams have been responsible for the design, integration and deployment of systems used in commercial, human spaceflight and military satellite applications. Flexitech’s technical capabilities range from antenna design through to advanced RF digital signal processing communications systems, used in ground stations, satellites and on the International Space Station. www.flexitechaerospace.com

     

    Harris Corporation is a leading technology innovator, solving customers’ toughest mission-critical challenges by providing solutions that connect, inform and protect. Harris supports government and commercial customers in more than 100 countries and has approximately $6 billion in annual revenue. The company is organized into three business segments: Communication Systems, Electronic Systems and Space and Intelligence Systems. Learn more at harris.com.

     

    Jama Software is the product development platform for companies building complex, smart and connected products.  The Jama solution enables enterprises to accelerate development time, mitigate risk, slash complexity and verify regulatory compliance. More than 600 product-centric organizations, including NASA, Thales and Caterpillar, use Jama Software to modernize their process for bringing complex products to market. www.jamasoftware.com

     

    The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) was born through the merger of three institutions, namely the Institute of Space and Astronautical Science (ISAS), the National Aerospace Laboratory of Japan (NAL) and the National Space Development Agency of Japan (NASDA). It was designated as a core performance agency to support the Japanese government’s overall aerospace development and utilization. JAXA, therefore, can conduct integrated operations from basic research and development, to utilization. In 2013, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of its founding, JAXA created the corporate slogan, “Explore to Realize,” which reflects its management philosophy of utilizing space and the sky to achieve a safe and affluent society. JAXA became a National Research and Development Agency in April 2015, and took a new step forward to achieve optimal R&D achievements for Japan, according to the government’s purpose of establishing a national R&D agency. www.global.jaxa.jp

     

    KBRwyle — enhancing exploration, discovery, and operations in challenging environments for over 50 years through innovative integration of people, processes, and systems. From Earth to orbit, modeling and simulation to battlespace, and bench to bedside, KBRwyle transitions science and technology for transformational impact and mission success. ww2.wyle.com

     

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    Oceaneering Space Systems Division specializes in the turnkey design, development, manufacturing, certification, maintenance, testing, and sustaining engineering of equipment used inside and outside spacecraft, robotic systems, and thermal protection systems for expendable and reusable space vehicles. We provide engineering and support services, such as for astronaut training in NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory near the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. Oceaneering works with Made In Space on its Archinaut project, and with Alpha Space on electromechanical systems for its Materials on International Space Station Experiment facility. Oceaneering holds AS9100C/ISO 9001:2008 certification for aerospace quality management system standards. www.oceaneering.com

     

    Ogilvy is one of the largest marketing communications companies in the world. It was named the Cannes Lions Network of the Year for five consecutive years, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; the EFFIEs World’s Most Effective Agency Network in 2012, 2013 and 2016; and Adweek’s Global Agency of the Year in 2016. The company is comprised of industry leading units in the following disciplines: advertising; public relations and public affairs; branding and identity; shopper and retail marketing; health care communications; direct, digital, promotion and relationship marketing; consulting, research and analytics; branded content and entertainment; and specialist communications. O&M services Fortune Global 500 companies as well as local businesses through its network of more than 500 offices in 126 countries. It is a WPP company (NASDAQ: WPPGY). www.ogilvy.com

     

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    Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies, Inc. (SGT) provides award-winning, high-value engineering, mission operations, scientific, and IT service solutions to a wide array of federal government agencies nationwide. Founded in 1994 by Harold Stinger and Dr. Kam Ghaffarian, SGT is headquartered in Greenbelt, Maryland with locations throughout the country. With the focus on our commitment to integrity, customers and employees – our ICE principles – we partner with our customers and teammates to deliver innovative solutions for today’s most challenging problems. www.sgt-inc.com

     

    Celebrating 22 years in business, U.S.A. based Vibration Research (VR) is the leading innovator in vibration control. VR listens to customers’ needs and offers testing products, software and support that deliver unrivaled value. The VR9500 Revolution Vibration Controller and VibrationVIEW software include patented innovations used by testing labs and engineers throughout the world. iDOFtm, FDS, FDR, and Kurtosion are a few of VR’s applications that ensure accurate and fast vibration testing. See the new data acquisition tool, the ObserVR1000. Visit their booth to learn more! www.vibrationresearch.com

  5. Media Partners

    Aviation Week Network is the largest multimedia information and services provider for the global aviation, aerospace and defense industries. Industry professionals rely on Aviation Week for analysis, marketing and intelligence. The product portfolio includes Aviation Week & Space Technology, AC-U-KWIK, Aircraft Blue Book, Airportdata.com, Air Charter Guide, Air Transport World, AviationWeek.com, Aviation Week Intelligence Network, Business & Commercial Aviation, Inside MRO, ShowNews, SpeedNews, Fleet and MRO forecasts, global maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) tradeshows and aerospace & defense conferences. Visit www.aviationweek.com to learn more!

     

    JSSE
    The Journal of Space Safety Engineering (JSSE) is a quarterly publication of  the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS). JSSE provides an authoritative source of information in the field of  space safety design, research and development. It serves applied scientists, engineers, policy makers and safety advocates with a platform to develop, promote and coordinate the science, technology and practice of  space safety. JSSE seeks to establish channels of communication between industry, academy and government in the  field of  space safety, and also covers  related  environmental issues. http://iaass.space-safety.org/publications/journal/

     

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    New Space is the only international peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the era of new space innovation. This groundbreaking publication facilitates the emerging multidisciplinary opportunities for space-based collaborations of industry, academia, and government agencies. Featuring world-class content that covers innovative and expanding applications at the intersection of space science, engineering, policy, and business, the Journal encourages the growth of rapidly expanding enterprises and products that will advance knowledge, benefit society and improve the way we live. New Space is the forum in which innovative applications of new space-based technologies and initiatives will be discovered, identified, discussed, and applied.  www.liebertpub.com

     

    Space.com is the premier source of space exploration, innovation and astronomy news, chronicling (and celebrating) humanity’s ongoing expansion across the final frontier. We transport our visitors across the solar system and beyond through accessible, comprehensive coverage of the latest news and discoveries. Subscribe to Space.com for the latest out-of-this-world news.

     

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    For over 25 years, SpaceNews has provided decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. Whether it’s the latest trend in military space capabilities, the next space mission or breaking developments in satellite telecommunications, SpaceNews keeps them informed. www.spacenews.com

     

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    Space Safety Magazine (SSM) is a quarterly print magazine and a daily news website,  jointly published by the International Association for Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS) and the International Space Safety Foundation (ISSF). Space Safety Magazine is focused on safety related issues affecting space as well as safety on Earth from space events and objects. We regularly follows activities and threats in space debris and situational awareness, space weather and radiation impacts, nuclear safety, human spaceflight, launches, and reentries. SSM is highly international in nature, reporting on developments from around the globe, distributing content on multiple continents, and featuring an international staff. www.spacesafetymagazine.com

     

    Key influencers in the global satellite and telecom industries turn to Via Satellite and its events for community, emerging technologies and in-depth news and analysis – connecting buyers and sellers to improve business outcomes. For over 30 years, Via Satellite has provided essential news and expert business analysis on the global commercial communications satellite industry, including current and evolving applications, infrastructure issues, technology, and business and regulatory developments around the world. Top satellite executives from 160 countries read Via Satellite to fully understand the industry and maximize their companies’ profits. Learn more at www.viasatellite.com

  6. Supporting Organizations

    The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 70+ members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America’s next generation of engineers and explorers. www.commercialspaceflight.org

     

  7. Event Producers

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    The Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau (GHCVB) is the primary sales and marketing arm of the city of Houston and Harris County. The mission of the GHCVB is to improve the economy of Greater Houston by attracting conventions, tourists and film projects to the area through sales and marketing efforts. www.visithouston.com

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    Houston First Corporation operates the city’s finest arts and convention facilities to position Houston as a world-class destination. Houston First manages more than 10 city-owned buildings, plazas and parking facilities. Properties include Miller Outdoor Theatre, Wortham Theater Center, George R. Brown Convention Center, Jones Hall and Hilton Americas-Houston. For more information, visit www.houstonfirst.com

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    For 40 years, National Trade Productions (NTP) has produced trade shows, meetings and conventions that build communities and create powerful connections throughout the world. Leveraging a legacy of success in sales, marketing and event management, NTP’s face-to-face experiences enable the prosperity and profitability of its clients and the industries they serve. www.ntpshow.com

     

    IN COLLABORATION WITH:

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    NASA’s Johnson Space Center has served as a hub of human spaceflight activity for more than half a century. As the nucleus of the nation’s astronaut corps and home to International Space Station mission operations and a host of future space developments, the center plays a pivotal role in surpassing the physical boundaries of Earth and enhancing technological and scientific knowledge to benefit all of humankind. www.nasa.gov/johnson