Highlighting the trends that will define space enterprise a decade from now
The 15th Reinventing Space Conference was held between Tuesday 24 and Thursday 26 October 2017 at the Strathclyde University Technology & Innovation Centre in Glasgow, Scotland.
The focus of the 2017 conference was on the novel applications that are becoming commercially viable as space technology improves. These include space tugs; space tourism; satellite refuelling; debris removal; debris exploitation; manufacturing in orbit; real-time video from space; space mining; etc.
We also saw animated discussion on “The Norms of Behaviour in Space”, which are becoming increasingly important as we move towards the era of mega-constellation, the need for Space Traffic Control, and hence the requirement for significantly enhanced space situation awareness.
RISpace brings together industry, agency, government, financiers, academia and end users. The conference and exhibition is organised by the British Interplanetary Society.
TUESDAY 24 OCTOBER 2017
The first full day of Reinventing Space 2017 is dedicated to technology and Low Earth Orbit (LEO) with papers dedicated to the new services and commercial opportunities that are under-development for our Near Earth Environment.
WEDNESDAY 25 OCTOBER 2017
The second day of Reinventing Space 2017 is dedicated to access to space and applications. Access to Space concerns the new vehicles, technologies and operational concepts that are radically reducing the cost to reach orbit. As important is the technology which is driving the development of space.
THURSDAY 26 OCTOBER 2017
The third day of Reinventing Space 2017 features ideas beyond LEO – applications and looking to the far future. We explore plans to expand beyond Earth orbit, both for exploration and exploitation of new resources. Fundamental to a number of the new commercial opportunities are technology breakthroughs.
FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2017
Friday is an optional extra day at RISpace and we will be visiting sites of interest within the Glasgow space industry. This will be free to delegates in possession of an RISpace badge for any day of the conference, Spaces will be limited.
- Craig Clark, CEO, Clyde Space
- Moriba Jah, Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Texas at Austin
- Maria Kalama, Lead, Satellite Communications, Innovate UK
- Wallis Laughrey, Vice President, Space Systems, Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems
- Peter Marquez, Vice President for Global Engagement, Planetary Resources
- Malcolm Macdonald, Director, Scottish Centre of Excellence in Satellite Applications
- Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President, International Institute of Space Law
- Kay Sears, VP Strategy and Business Development, Lockheed Martin Space Systems
Our 2017 venue was Strathclyde University’s Technology & Innovation Centre, situated at 99 George Street, Glasgow G1 1RD.
You may now register for the 15th Reinventing Space Conference and Exhibition.
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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RISpace delegate offers
Glasgow Convention Bureau have arranged a number of special offers for delegates including restaurants, tours and travel.
Glasgow Taxis offer for airport transfers
Discounted travel is available for delegates for journeys between Glasgow Airport and City Centre with Glasgow Taxis:
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