Reinventing Space

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

The 17th Reinventing Space Conference and Exhibition was held between Tuesday 12 and Thursday 14 November 2019 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The conference and exhibition was organised by the British Interplanetary Society.

RISpace brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users.

The increasing pace of commercialisation is expected to lead to major new applications in Earth orbit over the next decade. These will include mega-constellations for communications and for active and passive remote sensing in both the optical and RF domains.

In the next ten years we also expect to see the start of sustainable operations in space; in-situ resource utilisation and on-orbit manufacturing will enable the robotic construction of  much larger structures in space. This will open up new capabilities for space science, and for human exploration of the Solar System, exploiting the increasing availability of cheap launch services.



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RIspace 2019 was held from Tuesday 12 November until Thursday 14 November


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The 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards: Winners Announced

The Arthur C. Clarke Foundation is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards which recognise and reward those individuals and teams that have made notable or outstanding achievements in, or contributions to, all space activities in the past year, 2018/19.  Better known as ‘The Arthurs’, the Awards have been presented annually since …

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RISpace presentation programme

The 17th Reinventing Space Conference and Exhibition takes place on Tuesday 12th November, Wednesday 13th November and Thursday 14th November 2019. We are pleased to announce our presentation programme. A supply chain directory for Northern Ireland (Tuesday) A Hybrid Nuclear / In situ Chemical Transport Architecture for the Exploitation of the Moon (Thursday) A novel …

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Tickets available for the 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards dinner

The Awards Ceremony for the 2019 Sir Arthur Clarke Awards will be held at the Gala Dinner of the Reinventing Space Conference 2019 at the International Convention Centre, 2 Lanyon Place, Belfast, BT1 3WH on the evening of Thursday 14 November. The Sir Arthur Clarke Awards recognise and reward those individuals and teams that have …

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