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Budget Challenges and Game-Changing Technologies in Commercial, Military, and Civil Space Among Hot Topics for Space Tech Conference 2014

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With space budgets tighter than ever, Space Tech Conference 2014 will bring together key military personnel, government officials and private industry executives to discuss pressing issues facing the space industry during April 1-3, 2014 in Long Beach, California.

The West Coast's premier space event, Space Tech Conference will offer attendees vital insights into purchasing priorities, acquisition requirements and business opportunities.   

"This event provides a forum to openly discuss key issues in Commercial and Military Space with leaders in Industry, Government, and Military.  The collegial environment invites candid discussion, which enables multiple points of view to be shared and discussed. This open forum is crucial in development of the appropriate space solutions, both politically and technically," said Jim Simpson, President, Boeing Satellite Systems International.

"Space Tech Conference 2014 is an exceptionally travel-budget-friendly option for conference attendees from the West Coast, within easy driving distance from much of California's space industry, key technology facilities, and DoD facilities involved in space," added Mindy Emsley Conference Director, Space Tech Conference 2014.

The unique conference format is designed to help busy space professionals maximize their time, by offering separate day one-day tracks that focus on commercial, military, and technology topics: 

  • April 1 focuses on commercial space, including launch services, commercial crew and cargo and human spaceflight opportunities, as well as regulatory issues affecting players. Key representatives from NASA, Department of Commerce, and the FAA will join panels with senior industry executives from Boeing, United Launch Alliance, Orbital Sciences, SpaceX, Ball Aerospace, and XCOR Aerospace, along with space entrepreneurs.
  • April 2, panelists address key military space issues, from resiliency and affordability, to hosted payloads, to smallsats and evolving military space architectures, and includes representatives from DoD and Intelligence, such as the U.S. Air Force, GPS Directorate, DARPA, and Navy SPAWAR Systems.
  • April 3 focuses on potentially game-changing technologies, from electric propulsion and mission enabling, to 3D printing in space, with speakers from key government agencies and global space tech players including Thales Alenia Space, Space Systems/Loral, and Boeing.

Space Tech Conference 2014 takes place as part of the free-to-attend Space Tech Expo 2014, the West Coast's premier B2B event for spacecraft, satellite, launch vehicle and space-related technologies during April 1-3, at the Long Beach Convention Center.   

US: Dan Freyer, 310 849-0721, [email protected]

UK: Jessica Lloyd-Hitt, 855-436-8683, [email protected]

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