Reinventing Space

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Highlighting the trends that will define space enterprise a decade from now

The 15th Reinventing Space Conference will be held between Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October 2017 at the Strathclyde University Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

The focus of the 2017 conference will be on the novel applications that are becoming commercially viable as space technology improves. These include space tugs; space tourism; satellite refuelling; debris removal; debris exploitation; manufacturing in orbit; real-time video from space; space mining; etc.

We also anticipate animated discussion on “The Norms of Behaviour in Space”, which are becoming increasingly important as we move towards the era of mega-constellation, the need for Space Traffic Control, and hence the requirement for significantly enhanced space situation awareness.

RISpace brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users. The conference and exhibition is organised by the British Interplanetary Society.


The 2017 venue

Our 2017 venue is Strathclyde University’s Technology & Innovation Centre, situated at 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD.


The Call For Abstracts period is 30 January – 2 June 2017




Registration will open early in 2017

The 15th Reinventing Space Conference and Exhibition is organised at the Royal Society by the British Interplanetary Society (BIS), the world’s oldest space advocacy organisation.

At last year’s conference:



 keynote-crowther Richard Crowther
Chief Engineer
UK Space Agency
 keynote-grant Jeff Grant
Vice President and General Manager of Space
Northrop Grumman
 keynote-green Jim Green
NASA Planetary Science Division
 keynote-huby Hélène Huby
Head of Innovation Management
Airbus DS
  Luce Fabreguettes
Senior VP, Missions
 stofan Ellen Stofan
Chief Scientist
 tumlinson Rick Tumlinson
New Worlds Institute
 keynote-wadey Phil Wadey
Executive Director
Space Data Association
woerner Johann-Dietrich Wörner
Director General
European Space Agency


Who came to RISpace 2016?



We are pleased to have received a ruling from the UK tax authorities so that Value Added Tax (VAT) is no longer charged on our conference tickets.

The primary purpose of revenue from the Reinventing Space conference and exhibition is to directly raise funds for the mission of the British Interplanetary Society – initiating, promoting and disseminating new concepts and technical information about space flight and astronautics.

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