NEW DATES: May 18 - May 20 2020 | Long Beach California

MAY 18-20, 2020

May 18: invite only

May 19-20: Exhibits & Conference

Long Beach, California

The west coast's leading showcase of space manufacturing technology and innovation



Register for a free expo pass


Prepare for launch: industry 4.0 in space

Data in space is propelling huge changes in the space sector. The new space race is seeing for the first time high involvement from the private sector, while challenges and opportunities abound as industry-wide we see the implementation of industry 4.0 technologies. Space Tech Expo USA will unravel what this means for the industry, identify where opportunities exist for companies delivering digital solutions, and provide an insight into what the years ahead hold – from virtual reality and rapid simulation, to robotics, automation, and smart manufacturing.

Industry 4.0 technologies are set to reach an annual growth rate of 23.1%. At Space Tech Expo you will gain insight into exactly how and where these technologies are shaping the future of the space and aerospace sectors; delve into the biggest growth areas – cyber-physical systems, for example, are forecast to achieve the highest CAGR of 26.7%.

Space Tech Expo 2018 generated more than 6,700 leads. In 2019, we anticipate 4,000 engineers, executives, decision makers, and manufacturers to attend, and 300 leading manufacturers and suppliers to exhibit.

Join us as an exhibitor: Space Tech Expo USA is a launchpad for getting your industry 4.0 technologies in front of the global space sector – 74% of attendees in 2018 were high-level influencers or the final decision makers in their companies.

Visit as an attendee: enhance your understanding of the challenges and opportunities of implementing industry 4.0 technologies into the space supply chain and onto the manufacturing floor, and network with thousands of professionals working in this space.

Industry 4.0 - What to see at Space Tech Expo?

Monday May 20  Workshops

  • 10:00am: Prioritizing Manufacturing 4.0 Investments and Implementations by Alan G. Dunn, President, GDI Consulting & Training Company and Operations, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Project Management, Cost Management, California Institute of Technology Caltech
  • 1:45pm: Going Beyond the Buzz: Blockchain Technology Bootcamp by Stephen J. Rogers, Vice President Blockchain Initiatives for Supply Chain, IBM and William Nieusma, Lead Account Partner - Aerospace & Defense, IBM Global Business Services 

Wednesday May 22  Conference:

  • 10:30am: Optimizing Mission Agility with Autonomous Systems: The Benefits and Challenges of Implementing Artificial Intelligence, with speakers from Raytheon, The Aerospace Corporation and Olis Robotics among others
  • 1:15pm: Designing the Factory of the Future: Implementing Digital Transformation in the Space System Manufacturing Value Chain to Optimize Efficiency, with speakers from Airbus, The Aerospace Corporation, Northrop Grumman and Lockheed Martin
  • 11:45am: Keynote speech on CIMON and human-machine interaction for AI and cognitive assistants with Naghmana Majed, CTO, Global Automotive and Aerospace & Defence, IBM
  • 2:45pm: Taking Additive Manufacturing to the Next Level: Ensuring Quality Control for Future Spaceflight with speakers from ASTM International, Lockheed Martin, Launcher, Additive Rocket Corporation and Siemens

Wednesday May 22 – Free Technical Sessions:

  • 9:25am: Building an Agile Culture in Aerospace Manufacturing with First Resonance
  • 9:45am: Rapid Production Methods for Next Generation Satellite Designs Enabled through Implicit Design and Additive Manufacturing with nTopology
  • 10:05am: How to Get Predictive Results and Drive Continuous Improvements for Space and Aerospace Component Manufacturing with Sandvik Coromant
  • 11:40am: SoundSee - Investigating deep audio analytics for future space station operations with BOSCH
  • For more sessions, please take a look at the Free Technical Sessions page and look out for this icon Industry4

Wednesday May 22 – 360 Sessions

  • 11:00am: Securing Your Place in Space: What it Takes For a Start-up To Become A Successful Business in a Highly Competitive Industry with Starburst Accelerator
  • 3:15pm: Industry 4.0 Tech: Outlining Key Features For A Successful Digital Transformation with Bosch Rexroth Corporation
  • For more 360 Sessions click here


Exhibiting and speaking companies include: 


exhibitor names


Why attend?

  • Ascertain the advantages of advances in additive manufacturing, which is set to play a significant role in the future development of the billion-dollar space industry.
  • Discover how 3D printing is gaining a foothold in manufacturing and identify the most commercially important technologies, materials, and applications for 3D-printed components.
  • Grasp the implications of 4D-printing ink, which has the potential to open a new chapter in the structural application of ceramics for space exploration.
  • Weigh up the benefits and disadvantages of different materials used in additive manufacturing, from metals and high-performance polymers, to composites, ceramics, and technologies for direct 3D printing of electronics.
  • Get to grips with how major industry players are adopting blockchain for space exploration, with NASA and the European Space Agency seeking ways to integrate the technology into missions – for data-related processes and to help navigate deep space.
  • Come face-to-face with the companies behind the ascent of blockchain in the aviation sector.
  • Learn how companies are integrating augmented reality technology into workplace processes, using it for technical communication, virtual inspection, and to validate assemblies, among other tasks.
  • Discover the role of virtual reality in space applications and how it is taking off among scientists, engineers, and academia to shape future space projects.
  • Enhance your understanding of how additive layer manufacturing is bridging the gap between scale and scope with rapid prototyping and conceptual design review and validation.
  •  Network with professionals from big-name companies operating in the areas of rapid simulation, smart manufacturing, automation, and robotics.
  • Review how artificial intelligence is impacting the space industry – from machine-learning algorithms used to monitor spacecraft, to intelligent control systems and object detection for safe navigation.
  • Get the latest on robotics in space exploration.
  • Join the discussion on ensuring quality control for future spaceflight amid technological advances. 

Products and services:



  • Subsytems
  • Launchers
  • Propulsion
  • Systems intergration
  • Software
  • Materials
  • Navigation and communications
  • Engineering services


  • Environmental testing
  • Electrical testing
  • Non-destructive testing
  • Simulation
  • Metrology
  • Data acquisition 


  • Mechanical components
  • Electronic components
  • Electrical systems
  • Electronics manufacturing
  • Interconnects
  • Cable and wire
  • Precision machining


  • Additive manufacturing
  • Blockchain
  • Internet of things
  • Augmented reality
  • Virtual reality
  • Rapid simulation
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Smart manufacturing
  • Automation 
  • Robotics

Videos from Space Tech Expo 2018


Space Tech USA 2018 - in One Go! 

Talking electrode-less plasma propulsion for satellites with PhaseFour

Speaker Ariane Cornell from Blue Origin Discusses New Glenn

Nano Satellites and Why the Future is Already Here with Meir Moalem from Sky and Space Global

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Venue Address

Pasadena Convention Center
East Green Street
Pasadena, California

Opening Hours

Monday May 20, 2019 - 5:00pm-9:00pm
Open to exhibitors and invited guests only

Tuesday May 21, 2019 - 9:00am-5:00pm  
Exhibition open to all industry trade visitors

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 9:00am-4:00pm
Exhibition open to all industry trade visitors


Contact Us

For event enquiries, email [email protected]

or call +44 1273 916 300 (Europe) +1 855 436 8683 (US & Canada)