November sees the return of the British Interplanetary Society’s Reinventing Space conference, taking place in Oxford. The conference has a number of topics that it covers, which are outlined below:
- New ways of doing business in space – how do we make money on affordable and responsive space missions?
- Tactical space systems – how do we best serve the needs of defence missions; civilian missions; the needs of emergency responders?
- Interplanetary missions – can we use new technology to explore the Solar System at dramatically lower cost?
- What are the methods, processes, and technologies that we can use making major reductions in the cost of space missions?
- New application areas for low-cost space systems – which ones can take advantage of newer, much-lower-cost systems?
- How do we educate and motivate the coming generation, without whom there won’t be a space industry?
It continues the excellent work of this conference, since 2003, promoting space access and awareness, and is to be applauded and supported by as many people as possible.
It’s an interesting mix of space agency, commercial operators and military interests, as illustrated by the confirmed speakers for the conference:
- Mark Boggett, Managing Director, Seraphim Capital
- Jonathan Firth, Senior Vice President, Spaceport & Program Development, Virgin Galactic
- Wing Commander Rayna Owens, UK Ministry of Defence
- Dave Parker, Director General, UK Space Agency
- Silvio Sandrone, Vice President Strategic Partnership, Airbus Safran Launchers
- Micah Walter-Range, Director, Research & Analysis, Space Foundation
- Pat Wood, Managing Director, SSTL
You can register here via the RIspace website