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

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

     

    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 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.kbrwyle.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 Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with over twenty-five years of experience serving NASA, DOD and commercial customers. 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 & solutions; modeling and simulation; space systems, design & integration; and IT/cyber. 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), Navy SeaPort-e contractor, and REMIS contractor (CLINs 1, 3 and 4). www.MEITechinc.com

    Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) owns and operates the MISSE, an orbiting commercial science facility permanently installed on the exterior of the International Space Station. Alpha Space, a woman- and minority-owned company, serves the Space Research, Testing, and Materials Science communities with turn-key, fixed price services that make getting science and test elements safely into space, and data and materials back to earth, as simple and inexpensive as possible. If it fits, it flies. www.AlphaSpace.com


    Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our 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. www.northropgrumman.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

    Headquartered in Lynchburg, Va., BWX Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:BWXT) is a leading supplier of nuclear components and fuel to the U.S. government; provides technical and management services to support the U.S. government in the operation of complex facilities and environmental remediation activities; and supplies precision manufactured components, services and fuel for the commercial nuclear power industry. With approximately 6,250 employees, BWXT has 11 major operating sites in the U.S. and Canada. In addition, BWXT joint ventures provide management and operations at more than a dozen U.S. Department of Energy and NASA facilities. www.bwxt.com

     

    Engility delivers innovative solutions to critical challenges facing the nation and the world. As a premier provider of integrated services for the U.S. government, we support the Department of Defense, intelligence community, space communities, federal civilian agencies and international customers. Engility is dedicated to making lives better, safer and more secure. Our world-class solutions and services balance performance, efficiency and best value. From global security to information security, from international development to research and development, Engility is making a difference in areas that make a difference. www.engility.com

     

    The Greater Houston Partnership is a place for community-minded business leaders who want to be involved in Houston’s positive growth and influence the direction in which Houston is going. Through the dedicated efforts of our members, the Partnership addresses Houston’s unique challenges, and champions the growth and success of our region.

    Since 1840, the Greater Houston Partnership has strived to make the region the best place to live, work and build a business. We serve over 1,200 member companies in the 11-county Houston region including Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto, Walker and Waller counties. Join us as we work together to make Houston greater. www.houston.org

     

    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.

     

    MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT) is a Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB) with over twenty-five years of experience serving NASA, DOD and commercial customers. 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 & solutions; modeling and simulation; space systems, design & integration; and IT/cyber. 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), Navy SeaPort-e contractor, and REMIS contractor (CLINs 1, 3 and 4). www.MEITechinc.com

    Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance, LLC (Alpha Space) owns and operates the MISSE, an orbiting commercial science facility permanently installed on the exterior of the International Space Station. Alpha Space, a woman- and minority-owned company, serves the Space Research, Testing, and Materials Science communities with turn-key, fixed price services that make getting science and test elements safely into space, and data and materials back to earth, as simple and inexpensive as possible. If it fits, it flies. www.AlphaSpace.com

     

    Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems designs, builds and delivers space, defense and aviation-related systems to customers around the world. Our 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. www.northropgrumman.com

     

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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

    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

     

    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

  5. Media Partners

    Satnews Publishers is a leading provider of satellite news, publications, research and other satellite industry information in both commercial and military enterprises worldwide. Satnews offers a range of products and services to satellite professionals, including free daily news and magazines. For a full list of our free publications please visit:  www.satnews.com.

     

    Space IT Bridge focuses on helping business leaders and IT decision makers understand new business opportunities delivered by a growing number of space-based businesses. It tracks the business climate of this emerging area, including: new product launches, mergers and acquisitions, financial results and IPOs, and more. This effort helps new space companies on how to leverage IT best practices in open standards, open source, cloud computing, APIs, Big Data, analytics, and machine learning.  At the same time, Space IT Bridge will help IT and consumer worlds recognize and embrace new opportunities offered by cubesats, imaging, and low earth orbit (LEO) satellite clouds. www.spaceitbridge.com

     

    Dedicated to covering the business and politics of the global space industry, SpaceNews is a privately owned multimedia company headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia, with staff and correspondents around the world. SpaceNews was founded in 1989 as a weekly business-to-business newspaper, which remains a must-read for thousands of government and industry space professionals. www.spacenews.com

     

    Tractica is a market intelligence firm that focuses on human interaction with technology.  The company’s market research and consulting services provide industry participants and stakeholders with in-depth analysis of emerging technology trends, business issues, market drivers, and end-user demand dynamics across multiple application domains including home, mobile, health, automotive, enterprise, and industrial markets.  Tractica’s global market coverage combines qualitative and quantitative research methodologies to provide a comprehensive view of the emerging market opportunities surrounding Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, User Interface Technologies, Wearable Devices, and Digital Health.  For more information, visit us at www.tractica.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

    Astrapi is the leader in a revolutionary method of communication – spiral-based modulation, a game-changing force in communications technology. Astrapi’s technology will support performance advances across a wide range of radio communications, including more efficient cellular networks that permit greater data throughput, lower demands for spectrum usage, greater resistance to rain fade, resulting in more reliable satellite networks, more efficient and reliable microwave networks, the next generation of high capacity multimedia communications, lower-power, higher capacity field communications for defense and law enforcement, and the next generation of deep space communications, permitting reception of signals previously believed to be too weak to support mission requirements. www.astrapi-corp.com

     

    Benchmark Space Systems is focused on providing the most cost-effective propulsion solution for your Small Satellite mission needs, from simple orbit adjustments to high-agility maneuvers and rendezvous. Our DFAST (ISP = 85 s) product line combines our proprietary pressurization technology and non-toxic propellant to provide a compact, turn-key propulsion system that eliminates many integration, handling, and range safety costs. The B125 system (ISP = 260 s) is our high-performance offering, which utilizes a patent-pending mixing technique to create a bipropellant solution with unprecedented power density and configurability. Benchmark Space Systems offers scalable designs with additively manufactured core components that can be easily configured for individual spacecraft or large constellation fleets with best-in-class lead time. www.benchmarkspacesystems.com

     

    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

     

    The Center for Space Commerce and Finance (CSCF) is a Texas-based, 501(c)3 educational non-profit organization focused catalyzing the growth of the NewSpace economy. CSCF develops educational programs, events, and publications focused on connecting and educating entrepreneurs and investors, with the goal of increasing investment deal flow in the commercial space industry.  Our founders and team have been spearheading the development of the space economy for the last 30 years, including building, developing, and investing in space businesses. CSCF is built on this wealth of experience, with the goal of providing the industry’s most definitive resource for both entrepreneurs and investors. www.cscf.space

     

    Edge of Space Sciences (EOSS) formed in 1990 and has been launching high altitude balloon experiments on behalf of universities, colleges, high schools and middle schools for over 26 years.  The EOSS charter is to “Promote science and education through high altitude balloons and amateur radio.”  This trend-setting has helped originate Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in the curriculum of hundreds of higher learning institutions around the U.S.  More than 50,000 students have directly or indirectly participated with experiments designed and built as part of curriculum requirements to investigate scientific principals and phenomenon in near space.  EOSS is widely recognized as one of the premier organizations in its field. www.eoss.org

     

    Headquartered in London, with a regional office in Washington DC and global affiliates, the GVF is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit organization with 200+ members from every major region of the world.  The broad-based membership represents every sector of the satellite industry, including fixed and mobile satellite operators, satellite network operators, teleports, satellite earth station manufacturers, system integrators, value added and enhanced service providers, telecom carriers, consultants, law firms, and users. www.gvf.org

     

    The International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety (IAASS), legally established 16 April 2004 in the Netherlands, is a non-profit organisation dedicated to furthering international cooperation and scientific advancement in the field of space systems safety. The Association exists to help shape and advance an international culture of space safety (technical, organizational and socio-political), which would contribute to make space missions, vehicles, stations, extraterrestrial habitats, equipment and payloads safer for the general public, ground personnel, crews and flight participants. The Association also pursues the safeguarding and sustainability of the on-orbit environment to allow unimpeded access to space by future generations. www.iaass.space-safety.org/

     

    The International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) is the leading commercial space industry event which gathers the leaders and international representatives of the commercial space industry, State and Federal government officials, and academia to discuss topics relevant to personal and commercial spaceflight. We have an incredible group of speakers who collectively help shape how our industry evolves. ISPCS is held October 10-11, 2018 at the New Mexico Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum, Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA.  ispcs.com

     

    NOIA is the only national trade association representing all segments of the offshore industry with an interest in the exploration and production of traditional and renewable energy resources on the nation’s outer continental shelf.  NOIA’s mission is to secure reliable access and a fair regulatory and economic environment for companies that develop the nation’s valuable offshore energy resources in an environmentally responsible manner. The NOIA membership comprises about 250 companies engaged in business activities ranging from producing to drilling, engineering to marine and air transport, offshore construction to equipment manufacture and supply, telecommunications to finance and insurance, and renewable energy. www.noia.org

     

    The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen’s voice on space. NSS has over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space. space.nss.org

     

    Space Renaissance is a new global philosophy, oriented to the Outer Space. Our founding concept is Astronautic Humanism. Space Renaissance is the current stage of the Renaissance, begun in 1500, an inspiration for our heritage and capacity to aim high. Our long term scope: to expand Civilization beyond the boundaries of Earth, in the Solar System.  Our near term focus: to accelerate the enabling technologies for low-cost, safe and comfortable space transportation of civilian passengers, protection of life and health in space; space debris recycling; exploitation of asteroids and planetary resources; construction of large rotating infrastructures in the geolunar space. spacerenaissance.space/

     

    The Space & Satellite Professionals International was founded in the USA in 1983, with Sir Arthur C. Clarke, creator of the satellite concept, as its honorary chairman. The founding purpose was to serve as a professional network in a young industry that was on the verge of substantial growth. SSPI offered a way for satellite professionals to keep in touch with each other and with technology change in an industry that rapidly spread across the globe.

    Today, with over 3,000 members in more than 40 nations, SSPI aims to promote space and satellite as the invisible but indispensable infrastructure of the modern world and to make the industry one of the world’s best at attracting and nurturing the talent that powers innovation. Learn about SSPI programs, global membership and network of chapters in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa. www.sspi.org 

     

    USEA

    The United States Energy Association helps expand energy infrastructure in developing countries with the U.S. Agency for International Development, and drives policy and technical discussions with the U.S. Department of Energy to expand the use of clean energy technology globally. USEA is the U.S. Member of the World Energy Council, the accredited energy body of the United Nations. Through its membership, USEA represents more than 100 companies and associations across the U.S. Energy sector, from the largest fortune 500 companies to small energy consulting firms. USEA’S objective is convey information about the realities of global energy issues in the 21st century. www.usea.org

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