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Thursday, 05 October 2017 14:19

Space Tech Expo Europe 2017

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This October, people from all spheres of the space technology industry will gather in Bremen, Germany for Space Tech Expo Europe – an event that showcases the latest in aerospace excellence – and its free-to-attend forum sessions: the Industry Forum and Technology Forum.

Taking place on October 24-26, 2017 the forums run alongside the main exhibition, which is Europe’s premier event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. It draws attendance from thousands of industry leaders, decision makers, engineers, buyers and manufacturers, and innovations for civil, military and commercial space applications will be on display.

The Industry Forum and Technology Forum both boast a three-day programme bursting to the seams with keynote sessions, panels and audience-interactive discussions. Key talking points at the Industry Forum include understanding the benefits and overcoming the challenges of increased collaboration among international space agencies; how software and HTS are meeting the demands of the insatiable communications and mobile market; identifying and addressing the gaps in space traffic management policy; expanding commercial enterprise in space; and whether reusability or cost-efficient design will take off in Europe. The agenda is brimming with names from some of the sector’s most renowned companies; featured speakers include ESA’s Professor Dr.-Ing Johann-Dietrich Wörner, SES’s Martin Halliwell, DLR’s Professor Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund and OHB’s Guy Perez.

Meanwhile, presentations at the Technology Forum will explore major technological innovations and breakthroughs, including the leaps forward in electric propulsion; the importance of additive manufacturing and how it is best utilised in future space applications; how digitisation improves supply chain, engineering, testing and operations processes; new engineering approaches through augmented reality; and the latest developments in thermal management, electronics and avionics. Well-respected and prominent speakers billed to take the stage include OHB’s Egbert Jan van der Veen, Airbus Defence and Space’s Katherine Pegg, Glenair’s Roland T Logan Jr and Curtiss-Wright’s Dave Lowney.

The free-to-attend forums mark an unmissable date in the calendar for anyone working in or connected to the space technology sector. The keynote sessions on the opening morning will see politicians and decision-makers from leading European space agencies and major organisations share their perspectives on the future of the European space industry. Attendees will gain a unique insight into the launcher, satellite manufacturing and space exploration industries and learn how SMEs and start-up companies are securing their positions within the European space industry.

As well as hearing from industry trailblazers, the forums also offer the unparalleled opportunity to meet with hundreds of potential partners and suppliers under one roof and view thousands of products on the exhibition floor. Vast in scope, not only do the forums delve into core industry developments and tackle prominent issues, they also cover the most compelling elements from space technology sub-sectors, broad and niche. View the full agendas for both the Industry Forum and the Technology Forum now, and secure your free pass to be part of Europe’s biggest space industry event.

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 14:13

Space Tech Expo 2017

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Next month, thousands of space tech industry representatives from around the world will arrive in Pasadena for an exciting three days of exhibition and activity at this vast, free-to-attend expo for the space and defense sector.

Taking place on May 23-25, 2017, Space Tech Expo is designed to assist commercial, military, government, and academic organizations in discovering the latest innovations and technology and navigating new business opportunities. People from all spheres of the sector attend, from industry leaders through to decision makers, engineers, and buyers, all of whom arrive to meet manufacturers and share experiences and ideas with their peers from across the space tech supply chain.

Now in its sixth year, the event is established and comprehensive, showcasing the very latest products and technology from technical designers, sub-systems suppliers, and manufacturers that serve the civil, military, and commercial space sectors. More than 250 exhibitors will showcase their products to almost 4,000 attendees – the highest visitor count for this annual event to date.

Your free-of-charge visitor hall pass gives access to all three days of the trade show, where major industry players such as JPL, NASA AFRC, and International Rectifier will display their industry solutions. Space Tech Expo grows bigger and better with each passing year, and the 2017 event promises groundbreaking technology, engaging presentations, and exciting innovation. On the exhibit floor will be a huge range of products and solutions from some of the most recognizable names in the industry.

Also included in your free pass is access to the Open Tech Forum, a series of free sessions taking place over all three days where companies including Northrop Grumman, Caltech, and Aerojet Rocketdyne will deliver talks and presentations on aerospace manufacturing and design, thermal management, electronics, testing innovations, and much more. Over the course of the forum, experts will tackle a range of subjects including the use of independent test labs for qualification testing; advanced resistive technologies for space; solutions and trends in reliable thermal management for satellites; initiatives for optimizing micro and nano propulsion systems; how to utilize the digital thread in the space industry; and an in-depth look at the new US Air Force Commercialization Readiness Program.

Also, returning to the Open Tech Forum is our popular Gov/Mil/Primes requirements day returns, giving visitors a fantastic opportunity to find out how to work with the government and military sector, as well as be given the invaluable chance to network with organiza-tions that are usually off radar.

For those especially interested in being part of high-level discussions on the industry’s most prominent issues, a paid-for conference track runs alongside the main exhibition. Panels will feature an impressive line-up of presenters and speakers from companies in-cluding Accion, Airbus Safran Launchers, FAA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SSL, NASA, AIA, HawkEye 360, LM Ventures, Phase Four, and Arkisys, among many others.

Top officials and leading experts representing the entire space sector, including space agencies, satellite manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, will illuminate the future of an industry with global revenues exceeding $330 billion at Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen next month.

Two concurrent free-to-attend forums, each extending over the whole three days of the exhibition and featuring more than 80 speakers, will examine every facet of the space industry, its evolving technology and the commercial opportunities it offers.

The first day of the industry forum kicks off with keynote addresses from leading space community figures, including the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the chairwoman of Germany's own space agency, the DLR. Then it's down to business with a panel on the launch services market that includes senior figures from both the US United Launch Alliance and its European counterpart, Airbus Safran Launchers.

DLR experts take up the theme with an in-depth look at advanced propulsion technologies and future fuels, before Teledyne Brown Engineering, Airbus, ESA and satellite builder OHB round off the day by examining ESA's technology roadmaps and opportunities for commercial space. Which applications and requirements offer the best commercial outsourcing or partnership opportunities? And how will the European SME market evolve in a more competitive and diverse industrial landscape?

Day 2 focuses on trending technologies and growth opportunities, as ESA, Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space analyse opportunities and challenges for transatlantic cooperation, while NASA introduces its technology transfer programme.

Airbus and Teledyne Brown reveal how they are working with NASA to commercialise International Space Station utilisation. The DLR and ESA look at potential applications such as global air traffic surveillance from space. And a top-level transatlantic panel discusses the impact of reusability and affordability in launch systems and vehicles.

Small satellites are the topic for Day 3. What is their real value proposition and where is the real market? How can launch systems be re-engineered to offer truly low-cost access to space? And which new technologies could further improve small satellites' performance and cost-benefit?

The technology forum offers an equally diverse range of speakers and subjects, covering everything from the first private moon mission – sponsored by Audi and aiming to launch in 2017 – to disruptive manufacturing technologies and advanced test and measurement techniques.

Several speakers will address materials and manufacturing techniques for composite components. Others will report progress in such technologies as radiation hardened space solar cells, data handling, mass saving solutions for space wiring and the use of mission critical bolts equipped with permanent mounted transducers on the Gaia telescope's basic angle monitor.

Test and qualification are another major theme, with topics including robotic non-destructive testing, model-based testing for embedded systems and the use of modern data acquisition systems to reduce set-up time and run tests efficiently.

The two forums take place alongside 180-plus exhibiting suppliers on the show floor at Space Tech Expo and the co-located Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo at Messe Bremen, 17-19 November. Registration is free and include free access to the hall and all speaker sessions - register online today.

Speakers at the forums include:

  • Dr.-Ing. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA
  • Dr Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chairwoman of the Executive Board, DLR
  • Guy Perez, CTO, OHB
  • Bart Reijnen, Head of Orbital Systems and Space Exploration & Head of Site Bremen, Airbus Defence and Space
  • Frank Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer Program Office, ESA
  • Daniel Lockney, Technology Transfer Program Executive, NASA
  • Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President, SNC Space Systems
  • Dan Lopez, VP Technology, Urthecast
  • Rob Staples, Head of Launch and Orbital Servicing, Surrey Satellite Technology
  • Dr John Horack, Vice President Global Commercial Space, Teledyne Brown Engineering
  • Johannes Mattes, Head of Key Applications, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik
  • Bob Metz, Director Aerospace and Defense, PCB Piezotronics
  • Arne Brehmer, Manager Aviation, Vector Informatik
  • Juergen Bosse, Managing Director, Robo-Technology


Space Tech Expo Europe co-located with Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo Europe takes place at Messe Bremen, November 17-19, 2015.

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Wednesday, 10 June 2015 11:39

Space Tech Expo Europe 2015

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Space Tech Expo & Conference Europe brings together leading engineers, executive management and global decision makers from commercial companies, as well as government and military institutions, involved in space industry activities. Strategically positioned in Central Europe, Bremen is a city of aerospace excellence. Space Tech Expo Europe becomes the continent’s major dedicated supply-chain and engineering event for complete spacecraft, subsystems and space-qualified components.

Space Tech Expo has a three-year history of growing into the premier space event on the West Coast of the USA and one of the largest industry gatherings in the world. The opportunity to expand into Europe signals an intent to develop international cooperation and business investment in the sector.

In addition to the exhibition, Space Tech Expo Europe features a three-day conference offering considerably expanded programming, providing comprehensive insights across business and technical issues. And a dedicated Testing Zone will showcase companies providing testing capabilities, covering the latest testing technologies, strategies and specialist services.

Space Tech Expo Europe also offers free learning opportunities for all exhibition attendees through our Free Sessions program, covering a variety of industry topics. This unique approach ensures that your time away from the office pays dividends and is both money and time well spent.

If your company would like to promote its product technologies within the spacecraft, satellite and launch operations communities, please contact us to learn more about related exhibition and sponsorship opportunities.

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Wednesday, 27 March 2013 11:07

2013 Space Tech Expo & Conference

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Space Tech Conference, the West Coast’s premier space event will be held on May 21-23, 2013 in Long Beach, California. The event will bring together high-profile market players and industry specialists to discuss pressing business issues facing the space industry.  Under “The Business Case for Space” theme, the 2013 conference will address core challenges and opportunities in space commercialization, commercial crew and cargo, space tourism, space launch systems, space funding, technology transfer, International Space Station utilization, military requirements, and supply chain and acquisition considerations.

With budgets tight and spending under close scrutiny, the Space Tech Conference 2013 offers vital insights into purchasing priorities, acquisition requirements and supply chain opportunities. Prime contractors including ATK, SpaceX, The Boeing Company, Northrop Grumman, Pratt & Whitney, Rocketdyne and Raytheon will join representatives from NASA, the military, and The Aerospace Corporation to discuss strategies that continue to deliver excellence and innovation, while also driving down cost.

The Space Tech Conference will take place as part of Space Tech Expo, a B2B exhibition for the design, test and build of satellite, spacecraft, launch vehicle and space-related technologies. The exhibit hall will feature over 150 companies and organizations displaying their latest products, technologies and innovations including NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office, ATK, Raytheon, L-3 ETI, Space Systems/Loral, XCOR Aerospace – and many more.

Space Tech Expo and Space Tech Conference 2013 will take place May 21, 22, and 23 in Hall A at the Long Beach Convention Center.

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