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- June 2nd, 2014 Posted in Uncategorised

RIspace logo2 June 2014 – After eleven successful years, the 2014 Reinventing Space Conference will be coming to Britain during November. Organised this year by the British Interplanetary Society, the three-day meeting, including a conference and exhibition, will be held within the historic location of the Royal Society in London, the home of British science since the 17th century.

Increasing demands to reduce spending have led to both new challenges and new opportunities in global space. We need to create dramatically lower cost, more responsive systems and, of course, the launch systems needed to get them to space quickly. So that business and government can take advantage of these rapidly evolving capabilities, an annual conference has been taking place, dedicated to the sector.

Technical sessions and panels will be looking at finding ways to work together to make things happen:

  • 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 to make 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 motivate the next generation, without whom there is no future industry?

Confirmed keynote speakers for Reinventing Space 2014 include:-

  • Alice Bunn Director of Policy, UK Space Agency
  • Gil Klinger US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Franco Ongaro European Space Agency Director (D/TEC) and Head of ESTEC
  • Sir Martin Sweeting Executive Chairman, SSTL; Director, Surrey Space Centre
  • Jim Wertz President, Microcosm
  • David Willetts UK Minister of State for Science and Universities

2014 marks the first time that Reinventing Space has been held outside of the United States. It is coming to London at a pertinent time for the UK which has the world’s second-largest national aerospace industry. A new grouping led by the UK Space Agency has just published “Government Response to the UK Space Innovation and Growth Strategy 2014-2030”. The report predicts that the country’s space sector will grow fourfold over the next 16 years.

It is also an appropriate time for RIspace to be coming to Europe. With the continent’s economy poised for growth, Ariane 6 on the drawing board and support for the Skylon spaceplane from ESA, Europe’s space sector is particularly focused right now on lower-cost, ground-breaking systems.

With world politics in a state of tremendous flux this year, international space is poised for big changes.

Join us in November as Reinventing Space continues to take low cost space from imagination to reality.

For more information, please contact Scott Hatton at