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 Monday 6 and Thursday 9 November at the Strathclyde University Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.

The focus of the 2016 conference was on how technology trends are leading to the increasing commercialisation of space, including low cost launch systems, mega-constellations, and a range of novel satellite applications, both in LEO and beyond.

RISpace brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users in the unparalleled, catalytic environment of a major London scientific institution. The conference and exhibition is organised by the British Interplanetary Society.


About the 2016 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 is coming to RISpace?



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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.

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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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The 2016 venue

The Royal Society, our 2016 venue, is located at 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AG, United Kingdom. Our 2017 venue is Strathclyde University’s Technology & Innovation Centre, situated at 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD.



Technology and Innovation Centre, Glasgow

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