DECEMBER 5–7, 2017 • GEORGE R. BROWN CONVENTION CENTER

SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS

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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The Houston Airport System (HAS) provides a safe and dynamic air services network that fosters economic vitality for the transportation industry and the greater Houston region. The Houston Airport System strives to ensure that its employment, services, and facilities are accessible to the public, customers, and travelers. www.fly2houston.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 112,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. The Corporation’s net sales for 2014 were $45.6 billion. 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