5/9/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

Space Tech Expo Opens May 23

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The three-day trade show includes more than 250 exhibits plus two tracks of sessions.

Taking place May 23-25, 2017, in Pasadena, California, Space Tech Expo is designed to assist commercial, military, government and academic organizations in discovering technology and navigating new business opportunities. According to organizers, attendees come from all spheres of the sector to meet manufacturers and share experiences and ideas with their peers from across the space tech supply chain.

Now in its sixth year, the event showcases the latest products and technology from technical designers, sub-systems suppliers and manufacturers that serve the civil, military and commercial space sectors. More than 250 exhibitors will showcase their products to almost 4,000 attendees,the highest visitor count for this annual event to date. Exhibitors include JPL, NASA AFRC, and International Rectifier. 

A free visitor hall pass provides access to all three days of the trade show as well as the Open Tech Forum, a series of free sessions taking place over all three days with presentations from companies including Northrop Grumman, Caltech and Aerojet Rocketdyne.  Over the course of the forum, experts will tackle a range of subjects including the use of independent test labs for qualification testing; advanced resistive technologies for space; solutions and trends in reliable thermal management for satellites; initiatives for optimizing micro and nano propulsion systems; how to utilize the digital thread in the space industry; and an in-depth look at the new U.S. Air Force Commercialization Readiness Program. Also returning to the Open Tech Forum is the popular Gov/Mil/Primes requirements day, giving visitors the opportunity to network and learn how to work with the government and military sector.

A paid-for conference track also runs alongside the main exhibition. Presenters and speakers include representatives from Accion, Airbus Safran Launchers, FAA, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, SSL, NASA, AIA, HawkEye 360, LM Ventures, Phase Four, and Arkisys, among others.