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

SPACE INNOVATIONS | SMART BUSINESS

Event Partners

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