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.


The event addresses

  • New ways of doing business in space – how do we make money on affordable and responsive space missions?
  • Tactical space systems – how do we best serve the needs of defence missions; civilian missions; the needs of  emergency responders?
  • Interplanetary missions – can we use new technology to explore the Solar System at dramatically lower cost?
  • What are the methods, processes, and technologies that we can use making major reductions in the cost of space missions?
  • New application areas for low-cost space systems – which ones can take advantage of newer, much-lower-cost systems?
  • How do we educate and motivate the coming generation, without whom there won’t be a space industry?


Now in its seventeenth year, this prominent international event will take place once again in 2019.

The British Interplanetary Society is the world’s oldest space advocacy organisation. Over its 84 year history, the BIS has acted as a forum for new and innovative ideas and developments in astronautics.It continues to encourage and promote forward thinking ideas and concepts for the future exploration and utilisation of space.

Call For Abstracts

Guidelines about submitting your paper may be found here.   The Call For Papers for the 16th Reinventing Space (RISpace) conference is closed.   The focus of the 2018 conference will be on the novel applications that are becoming commercially viable as space technology improves. These include space traffic control, space tourism, in-orbit servicing, debris removal and exploitation,  …

Previous conferences

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

Previous keynotes

  Keynotes (2014-2016)     Mark Boggett Managing Director Seraphim Capital (2015) Alice Bunn Director of Policy UK Space Agency (2014)     Richard Crowther Chief Engineer UK Space Agency (2016) Luce Fabreguettes Senior VP, Missions Arianespace (2016)     Daniel Faber Chief Executive Officer Deep Space Industries (2015) Jonathan Firth Executive Vice President Spaceport …


RIspace 2018 Organising Committee Chair: Scott Hatton, British Interplanetary Society Members: Gill Norman, British Interplanetary Society Mark Hempsell, British Interplanetary Society Alistair Scott, British Interplanetary Society RIspace 2018 Programme Committee Chair Stuart Eves, British Interplanetary Society