Post Show Roundup
Space Tech Expo USA 2017 successfully re-entered Pasadena last month as industry insiders clustered at America’s premier free-to-attend space event. Drawing in more attendees than ever before, the Pasadena Convention Center thrummed with activity as industry peers gathered to share ideas, showcase new products, and discover the very latest in space-related technology.
More than 3,300 people attended to see and test out new products and technologies from technical designers, sub-systems suppliers, and manufacturers who serve the civil, military, and commercial space sectors. Together, they made up the highest visitor count in Space Tech Expo’s six-year history.
Here are just some of the highlights from the show:
Conference Highlight: Levelling the Playing Field for Commercial Space
A stand out session from the paid conference was ‘Outlining Recommendations for Improving US Commercial Space Competitiveness’. Speakers came from Orbital ATK, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Virgin Galactic, Lockheed Martin Corporation and The Boeing Company. Based on a recent report from AIA on how to strengthen the US space competitiveness, ideas around tax regimes, protecting the space material markets and security cooperation came to the forefront of the discussion as speakers suggested ways of encouraging future home-grown advances within the space industry.
Free Sessions Highlight: Creating Robots for Extreme Environments
Product Showcase Highlight: Airwolf 3D Print the Impossible
Networking Highlight: Engineers Breakfast
Remember to add these the dates to your diary: Space Tech Expo Europe 24 – 26 October 2017, Bremen, Germany and Space Tech Expo USA 22 – 24 May 2018, Pasadena, CA, USA.