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Reinventing Space 2016

24th October 2016 - 27th October 2016

British Interplanetary Society.



Reinventing Space 2016 opens on Monday afternoon for a special pre-conference afternoon. It features three special panels. 12:15    REGISTRATION 13:00    PANEL: Marine surveillance by satellite 15:15    PANEL: Is the future for Commercial SAR bright… or a bust? 16:30    PANEL: Spaceborne Laser Communications: Will it reinvent how we use space?


The first full day of Reinventing Space 2016 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. 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. 08:00    BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION 09:00    KEYNOTE Jeff Grant,  VP & General Manager of Space, Northrop Grumman 09:40    NEAR EARTH ACTIVITIES I SESSION 10:25    MORNING BREAK 10:55    ACCESS TO SPACE I SESSION 12:00    LUNCH 13:00    KEYNOTE Hélène Huby, Head of Innovation Management, Airbus DS 13:40    NEAR EARTH ACTIVITIES II SESSION 14:40    AFTERNOON BREAK 15:10    NEAR EARTH ACTIVITIES III SESSION 16:10    PANEL: The New Space Revolution – Transforming How We Observe Earth 17:30    KEYNOTE Jan Wörner, Director General, European Space Agency


The second day of Reinventing Space 2016 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. Small launchers, reusability and commercial rideshare partnerships all promise to open up the space frontier and are the focus of this session. 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. 08:00    BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION 08:45    KEYNOTE Phil Wadey, Executive Director, Space Data Association 09:25    COMMERCIALISATION & APPLICATIONS SESSION 11:15    MORNING BREAK 11:40    ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES I SESSION 12:25    ACCESS TO SPACE II SESSION 13:10    LUNCH 14:10    KEYNOTE Stéphane Israël, Chairman and CEO, Arianespace 14:50    PANEL: ACCESS TO SPACE 15:55    AFTERNOON BREAK 16:20    KEYNOTE Ellen Stofan, NASA chief scientist 17:30    NETWORKING RECEPTION


The third day of Reinventing Space 2016 features ideas beyond LEO – applications and looking to the far future. The Beyond Earth Orbit 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? 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. 08:00    BREAKFAST and REGISTRATION 09:00    KEYNOTE Jim Green, Director, NASA Planetary Science Division 09:40    ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES II SESSION 10:40    MORNING BREAK 11:10    ENABLING TECHNOLOGIES III SESSION 11:50    BEYOND EARTH ORBIT I SESSION 12:35    LUNCH 13:35    KEYNOTE Richard Crowther, Chief Engineer, UK Space Agency 14:15    BEYOND EARTH ORBIT II SESSION 15:35    AFTERNOON BREAK 16:05    KEYNOTE Rick Tumlinson, Founder, New Worlds Institute 16:45    PANEL: Space Exploration 2.0 18:00    CONFERENCE CONCLUSIONS 20:00    REINVENTING SPACE GALA DINNER and annual ARTHUR CLARKE AWARDS


Friday is an optional extra day at RISpace and we will be visiting sites of interest within the UK space industry. This will be free to delegates in possession of an RISpace badge for any day of the conference. Spaces will be limited. Further details of the programme Register now]]>


24th October 2016
27th October 2016
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