Highlighting the trends that will define space enterprise a decade from now
The Call For Papers for the 14th Reinventing Space (RISpace) conference will close on Friday 8 July 2016.
Please note that this is a three week extension to the original deadline.
RISpace 2016 takes place at the Royal Society in London between Monday 24 and Thursday 27 October. An extra day on Friday 28 October will include site visits.
The focus of the 2016 conference will be 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.
Following a similar structure to last year, RISpace 2016 will hold five or six sessions split over the three main conference days of Tuesday 25 – Thursday 27 October. The sessions aim to cover all aspects of space commercialisation and development of this new frontier.
Papers are invited for each of the proposed conference sessions:
Near Earth Activities Papers are invited on the new services and commercial opportunities that are under-development for our Near Earth Environment. From mega-constellations that will deliver global high-speed internet to on-orbit servicing and commercial debris removal missions, commercial expansion of our Near Earth Environment has great potential over the upcoming years.
Access to Space Papers are invited on the new vehicles, technologies and operational concepts that are radically reducing the cost to reach orbit. Small launchers, reusability and commercial rideshare partnerships, all promise to open up the space frontier and will be the focus of this session.
Enabling Technologies Fundamental to a number of the new commercial opportunities are technology breakthroughs. Laser communications, cubesat propulsion, solar sails, on-board advanced data processing all promise to deliver enhance the performance of the next generation satellites.
Commercialisation and Applications As important as the technology which is driving the development of space, are the new and innovative business plans which are being adopted by new and established space companies. This session invites papers from new start-ups, companies with a bold new commercial vision and those with new market predictions/forecasts.
Beyond Earth Orbit This session will explore the plans to expand beyond Earth orbit, both for exploration and exploitation of new resources. Resources from the moon, Mars and Near Earth Asteroids all have great promise for the terrestrial economy and space propulsion, but what are the stepping stones to achieve this? Prospecting missions, commercial prizes, institutional partnerships, are all of interest.