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It’s time to get back to business and reconnect with the space supply chain at the industry’s premier exhibition and conference

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Welcome to the Space Tech Expo 2021 Show Preview – your essential guide to Space Tech Expo, America’s leading showcase event of space technology and services for spacecraft, satellite and launcher systems, subsystems, components and materials for civil, military and commercial space.


We would like to remind you that Space Tech Expo will be taking all health and safety precautions necessary for all our exhibitors, attendees, and speakers to participate in the show safely.


We’re looking forward to welcoming you to the show this year as we return to a live, in-person event.

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Space Tech Expo Conference

Don't miss out on the opportunity to expand your industry knowledge and explore key technological developments

Space Tech Expo’s conference will bring together 35+ industry experts to share insight into the latest technological developments for the space industry, from investment to manufacturing to integration and more. The conference will run over two days and for the first time is completely free-to-attend.

Not able to attend in person? We have you covered. The conference sessions will be available to view on-demand after the show for $99 (free to in-person attendees)

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Speakers include

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Session Highlights Include:

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Day one: Spearheading Collaboration and Innovation Across Industries

 

Opening Keynotes

 

Strengthening the US Position in Space Through Efficient, Fast and Reliable Collaboration Between Commercial, Civil and National Security

 

Panel: A Maturing Market: Investing in Innovative Technologies to Build and Maintain Reliable and Sustainable Downstream Space Applications

 

Increasing Engineering Efficiency Through Advanced Digitization Capabilities to Speed Up Commercial, Civil and National Security Space Programs

 

Unlocking Flexible Missions and Downstream Terrestrial Capabilities with Advanced Onboard Processors and Software Innovation

 

 

 

Day two: Constructing Building Blocks for an Efficient, Inclusive and Sustainable Future in Space

 

Innovating, Manufacturing and Implementing Advanced Space-grade Materials to Better Withstand In-space Challenges

 

Developing Electronics and Electrical Systems to Accelerate Onboard Power Management for Efficient, Software-defined Future Systems

 

Reducing Engineering and Manufacturing Processes Through Next-gen Testing and Analysis Techniques

 

Getting Our Heads Together to Establish a Diverse, Equal and Inclusive Next-gen Workforce to Lead US Efforts in Space

 

From LEO to Lunar: Establishing Strong Partnerships to Develop a Thriving and Collaborative Economy

 

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Blog posts and industry articles

Spearheading Collaboration and Innovation Between Commercial, Civil and National Security Space

Programs and contracts set out and shared by national security forces and civil agencies have long been the key driver for commercial organizations within the US space industry. As the space industry has become increasingly commercialized, the relationship between the three pillars of civil, national security and commercial space has become stronger and is progressively reliant upon each other.

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Overcoming Digitization Challenges to Accelerate Spacecraft System Design and Manufacturing

Smart manufacturing and software integration into the design, engineering and manufacturing process can greatly reduce production times and allow for new ways of design thinking. These technologies have all the buzz but what challenges need to be overcome in order to implement these technologies successfully?

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Exploring Innovative Testing Solutions for Next-gen Spacecraft Engineering

Testing is a crucial part of space system development – without reliable testing, spacecraft would simply not fly. There have been many developments within the space industry that affect testing processes, such as the introduction of new materials through metal additive manufacturing, the arrival and increased implementation of commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) components and the commercialization of space in general.

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Industry article

Analyzing the Growing Role of SMEs and Start-ups in Commercial, Civil and National Security Space

Over the past few months, Space Tech Expo have had the opportunity to work alongside some of the owners of SMEs and start-ups across the USA and Europe to understand how they are working with commercial, civil and national security organizations, and how they have seen the market change from their perspective.

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Exhibitor products

 

The exhibition hall at Space Tech Expo provides a showcase of the very latest space technology and services for spacecraft, satellite and launcher systems, subsystems, components and materials for civil, military and commercial space.


For a sneak preview of what will be on display at the event, check out the handpicked selection of our exhibitor’s innovative products and services ahead of the show:

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NASA

NASA’s Thruster for the Advancement of Low-temperature Operation in Space (TALOS) project is developing small thrusters to reduce overall spacecraft mass and power, which will reduce mission costs. The thrusters can make alterations in a spacecraft’s flight path or altitude and can be used to enter orbit and descend to the surface of another world. They can also serve as main propulsion thrusters for landers

*NASA and Frontier Aerospace are developing next-generation thrusters for use on Astrobotic’s Peregrine lunar lander. In March 2020, thruster prototypes performed over 60 hot-fire tests in a vacuum chamber. Credits: Frontier Aerospace

 

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VELO3D

VELO3D will be showcasing an end-to-end metal additive manufacturing solution that helps innovators create the future by enabling the printing of previously impossible parts. Companies now have the ability to create the parts they need without design or quality compromise

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Mynaric

The CONDOR flight terminal from Mynaric provides backbone inter-satellite connectivity in low Earth orbit (LEO). The Coarse Pointing Assembly (CPA) allows operation independently of satellite motion, within the field of regard. This offers flexibility based on your constellation's topology with the ability to link both intra-plane and cross-plane scenarios

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Motiv

Motiv’s first launch of xLink’s space-rated modular robotic arm system, xLink, is onboard NASA’s OSAM-2 mission. The xLink robotic arm will perform assembly and manufacturing tasks enabling the deployment of 3D printed, 5-meter solar array

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Zemarc

Zemarc’s abort manifold combines proportional control with an emergency abort system. In the event of system failure, power loss, or external command, the manifold instantly depressurizes the hydraulic circuit and initiates actuator bleed-down. When implemented in aircraft fatigue testing applications, the abort sequence reduces or prevents damage to valuable test articles, hydraulic components, and testing equipment

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Exhibitor Spotlight:

Take a look at some of our featured exhibitors, make sure to visit them on the show floor

 

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Book a booth

 

If you are looking to meet buyers, technical leaders and executives from across the space industry and are interested in securing one of our remaining booths to network with prospective customers, partners and existing clients, get in contact with our team today!

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B2B Matchmaking Service

 

In addition to the innovations to be found on the show floor, there will also be the opportunity to generate valuable business connections at the B2B Matchmaking Service – more details coming soon!

 

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Plan your visit

 

For venue information to help plan your visit and opening hours, please click here.

If you’re looking to book a hotel, we have secured preferential rates for our event attendees at hotels in close proximity to the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. Find out more information here.

 

Additional digital content:

Once you have secured your free pass for this year’s live, in-person event, check out all the exclusive digital content Space Tech Expo has hosted over the past year.


Webinar: Striking a balance between commercial-off-the-shelf and custom-made space grade components

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View Webinar


Connect On Demand – our four-day virtual event featuring keynotes, fireside chats, panels and more

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Watch On Demand


Thank you to our sponsors

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Thank you to our supporters

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