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 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


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About RIspace

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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RIspace papers

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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RIspace 2015 Organising Committee Chair: Scott Hatton, British Interplanetary Society Members: Suszann Parry, British Interplanetary Society Alistair Scott, British Interplanetary Society RIspace 2015 Technical Committee Committee President Stuart Eves, Astrium UK Chair: Andrew Ratcliffe, Astrium US Chair: James R. Wertz, Microcosm Members: Chuck Kilmer, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Richard Van Allen , Microcosm …

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Previous conferences

Here you may access the previous Reinventing/Responsive Space conferences.  

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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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An evening with Al Worden

The Apollo 15 astronaut Al Worden will be appearing in a side event to the Reinventing Space Conference (alongside his talk at the conference dinner). He will give a talk about his mission where he not only became the most remote human being ever recorded but performed the first deep-space EVA and conducted many unique …

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