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



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Space Systems Innovation

Join us at the nexus of innovation, discussion, and analysis on space-system challenges, growth areas, and pioneering technologies from a global space market forecast to be triple its current size by 2030.

Capitalise on industry growth at Space Tech Expo. Space systems are coming of age, and those involved have an opportunity to secure their share of this rapidly expanding market. Grasp the latest industry forecasts and key growth drivers: by 2021, the propulsions systems market is set to be worth $337.78 billion. At Space Tech Expo you can gain relevant industry information and make crucial connections, whether you’re a defense organization, space agency, Tier 1, 2, 3 supplier, or start-up. It’s where leading engineers can discover cutting-edge systems technologies, and gain in-depth insights into opportunities in space system development and challenges associated with implementation.

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.

Space Systems Innovation at Space Tech Expo - What to See?

Monday May 21  Workshops:

  • 10:00am: The Future of Electric Propulsion: A Deep Dive into a Promising Propulsion Technology with NASA JPL

Tuesday May 21  Conference 

  • 11:30am: Adapting to New Opportunities in the Launch Vehicle Industry: Outlining the Importance of Lowering Cost and Improving Flexibility, with speakers from Relativity Space, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems and Rocket Lab among others
  • 1:30pm: Ensuring Satellite Resiliency with New Communication Systems: From Laser to High-Frequency, with speakers from KSAT and Ball Aerospace among others
  • 2:15pm: Satellite Servicing Round-up: Technology Updates and Developments Ahead of the 2020s Missions, with Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Wednesday May 22  Conference

  • 8:45am: Expanding Space Capabilities by Developing and Selecting Advance Propulsion Systems for Next-Gen Applications, with speakers from Masten Space Systems  and  PhaseFour among others

Wednesday May 22  Free Technical Sessions:

  • 1:40pm: Pushing Forward Electric Propulsion by Utilizing Innovative Vacuum and Cryo Technology by Leybold
  • 2:00pm: Enabling High Performance Small Satellite Missions with Advanced Thermal Technologies by Thermal Management Technologies
  • For more sessions, please take a look at the Free Technical Sessions agenda and look out for sessions with the following icon SpaceSystems


Attend as an exhibitor: showcase your solutions and technologies to thousands of industry leaders, many of whom are seeking answers to current space systems challenges.

Visit as an antendee: discover, engage, and network with individuals and companies at the vanguard of global space industry development.


Exhibiting and speaking companies include: 


exhibitor names

Why attend?

  •  Learn about emerging services, such as on-orbit servicing – a market poised for growth and forecast to be worth more than $3 billion within the next decade.
  •  Keep a close eye on systems integration and technology performance as more and more companies launch missions to test their systems. Vertical integration is paying dividends in some areas. Hear how your business can gain greater control over cost and schedule, take ownership of your technologies, and secure your market position as a credible provider of space mission solutions.
  • Accrue essential knowledge of the new technology requirements coming to the fore and new, more efficient supply chain management processes.
  • Assess competition in the launch market, with private companies propelling a new space race.
  • Update your understanding of challenges and developments regarding space system technology, including autonomous space systems and advanced propulsion systems.
  • Take advantage of heightened demand for communications and navigation systems as spacecraft increasingly require improved systems that support space, interstellar space, and interplanetary exploration.
  • Stay informed of launch-market developments, as it continues to suffer the effects of insufficient demand and oversaturation remains a challenge, with an ongoing surge of development concentrated on small vehicles. Consider whether the market is sustainable, or if small-launcher developers will continue to go out of business.
  • Learn about the initiatives being launched worldwide to build better systems and create new resources to overcome scientific and engineering challenges facing the operation of spaceports, rockets, and other spacecraft.
  •  Hear about new business contracts that will take space exploration to the next frontier.

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

View more


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)