Reinventing Space

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

The global economic climate is creating demand to reduce expenditure, leading to new challenges and opportunities in the world’s space industry. The need to create dramatically reduced cost, more responsive systems and launchers capable of delivering to space quickly, cheaply and reliably has never been more vital.

The 13th Reinventing Space Conference will be held between the 9-12 November this year in Oxford, UK. The focus of the 2015 conference will be on the commercialisation of space and will address a range of topics including low cost launch opportunities, the rebirth of constellations, beyond LEO activities, crowdfunding, entrepreneurship and novel technologies.

RIspace brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users for a networking opportunity in the low cost access arena which is second to none. The conference and exhibition is organised by the British Interplanetary Society.

The afternoon of Monday 9 November is our “pre conference day” to which delegates are welcome. The main three day conference and exhibition takes place between Tuesday 10 and Thursday 12 November. There will also be an optional extra day on Friday 13 November with site tours of the UK space industry.


  • Access to Space
  • Applications and Commercialisation
  • Beyond LEO
  • LEO Activities
  • Space Debris Mitigation
  • Spaceports
  • Technologies



  • The Small Sat Revolution
  • The New Economics of Space Access
  • Global Trends that will Define the New Space Age


Confirmed speakers

  • Mark Boggett, Managing Director, Seraphim Capital
  • Daniel Faber, Chief Executive Officer, Deep Space Industries
  • Jonathan Firth, Executive Vice President, Spaceport & Program Development, Virgin Galactic
  • Dave Parker, Director General, UK Space Agency
  • Silvio Sandrone, Vice President Strategic Partnership, Airbus Safran Launchers
  • Micah Walter-Range, Director, Research & Analysis, Space Foundation
  • Pat Wood, Managing Director, SSTL


Confirmed participants (as of 22 October):

Airbus DS, Airbus Safran Launchers, AMSAT, Anticyp Simulation, ASELSAN Inc, Aviastar, Bellarmine University, BlackSky Global, British Interplanetary Society, Caltech, Catena Space, Catholic University of Colombia, Clyde Space, Com Dev, Commercial Space Technologies, Cranfield University, CSP Japan, Deep Space Industries, Design & Data, European Space Agency, European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre, GEO Space, Harvard Business School, Hempsell Astronautics, High Q Systems, Highlands and Island Enterprise, Integfity Applications, Innovate UK, International Space Elevator Consortium, International Space University, Indian Space Research Organisation, Kingston University, Lockheed Martin, McGill University, METU Department of Physics, Moog, Moscow Aviation Institute, NASA, NASA Ames, NASA JPL, National Aerospace Laboratory (NLR), Newton Launch Systems, OmniEarth, Planet IQ, PlanetRisk, Printech, Reaction Engines, Red Kite, RUAG, Rutherford Appleton Labs, SA Catapult, Science & Technologies Council, Saturn SMS, SCISYS, Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications, Seraphim Capital, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology, Space Generation Advisory Council, Space Florida, Space Foundation, Spaceport Associations, Spire, SSTL, Telespazio VEGA, The Aerospace Corporation, Tohoku University, TriSept Corporation, UK Ministry of Defence, UK Space Agency, UKSEDS, University of Edinburgh, University of Oxford, University of Southampton, University of Strathclyde, Virgin Galactic, WEPA-Technologies, XpressSAR, Yuzhnoye SDO


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    Reinventing Space, organised by the British Interplanetary Society, is a conference and exhibition dedicated to one of the space industry’s fastest growing sectors – low cost access and utilisation of space. It is the largest conference worldwide in this important sector and the second biggest space event in the UK during 2015. The event addresses New ways of …

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    Call For Abstracts

    The Call for Abstracts for RIspace 2015 has now closed. Guidelines about submitting you paper may be found here.   Information for authors of approved papers can be found at the foot of this page. Dramatically reducing space mission cost – New challenges and opportunities Increasing demands to reduce spending have led to new opportunities for …

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    Final Programme on line

    The deadlines have passed and the papers are in. As a result, we have the pleasure in publishing the Reinventing Space conference Final Programme. This PDF document contains the complete schedule before the conference which begins on Monday 9 November.  Download the 2015 Final Programme here

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    Student day tickets available

    During October 2015, the Reinventing Space conference is offering a very limited number of student tickets so that people in full-time education can attend one of the world’s best established conferences at rates that are affordable. There are three types of cost price tickets available to any student, aged 18 or above, in full-time education …

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