"Space: Imagine, Innovate, Collaborate" August 30th To
September 2nd In Anaheim
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)
will hold the AIAA SPACE 2010 Conference & Exposition August 30
- September 2 at the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton Anaheim,
Anaheim, CA, focusing on the theme: "Space: Imagine, Innovate,
SPACE 2010 will examine three critical needs. Developing
technologies that can help further the exploration of our solar
system and the universe, developing more affordable means to launch
spacecraft to carry out those explorations, and promoting
opportunities for government and industry to build the robust
future space systems which will make further exploration and more
affordable launch programs a reality.
Specific topics of discussion for the conference include:
- NewSpace - exploring the role of emerging entrepreneurial space
companies within the established commercial space industry.
- National Security Space - exploring the newest developments in
advanced concepts for spaced based national security systems.
- Space Robotics - highlighting the latest technical
advances in orbital and planetary surface applications, including
systems supporting robotic construction techniques.
- Space Colonization - examining the feasibility of planetary
colonization of space beyond Earth, and determining how best to
make the space program appealing to a new generation of
Other areas of discussion during SPACE 2010 include space
history, medicine, law and policy, logistics, operations, remote
sensing systems and sensors, transportation and launch systems,
systems engineering and space economics, and commodities for human
sustainment using resources on planetary bodies.
Co-located with SPACE 2010 will be the 28th AIAA International
Communications Satellite Systems Conference (ICSSC-2010), with the
theme of "Broadband for All." ICSSC will explore solutions to the
explosive demand for bandwidth, with a particular focus on using
satellite systems to provide broadband services to areas where such
services were previously deemed economically or technically
The conference is co-chaired by NASA and the U.S. Air Force
Space and Missile Systems Center, and is sponsored by The Boeing
Company and Lockheed Martin Corporation. Additional sponsors
include: United Launch Alliance, Northrop Grumman, United Space
Alliance, Space Systems/Loral, Stellar Solutions, and the Aerospace
Corporation. Aerospace America and Space News are the official
media sponsors. Additional support will be provided by the
California Space Authority and the AIAA Technical Activities
Committee Space & Missiles Group.
The conference will kick off with remarks from Robert S.
Dickman, AIAA Executive Director, Chris Hoeber, senior vice
president, program management and systems engineering, Space
Systems/Loral, and Bran Ferren, co-chairman and Chief Creative
Officer, Applied Minds, Inc. Following their remarks will be an
opening panel discussion on "Space: Imagine, Innovate,
Collaborate," featuring the conference's executive chairs.
Luncheon keynote addresses and panel sessions will feature a
blend of high-level government representatives and business
leaders. Confirmed speakers include Regina E. Dugan, the director
of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
On Wednesday, September 1, the William H. Pickering Lecture will
celebrate "Worlds Beyond: The Discovery and Characterization of
Extrasolar Planets." The lecture will be presented by William
Borucki, principal investigator, NASA Kepler Mission, NASA Ames
Research Center; Geoff Marcy, professor of astronomy, University of
California, Berkeley; and Paul Kalas, assistant adjunct professor
of astronomy, University of California, Berkeley.
Thousands of Anaheim area school children will participate in
the conference's "Education Alley" program, which allows students
in grades K-12 to take part in exciting hands-on learning
activities reinforcing the value of the "STEM" subjects of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics in their daily lives, as
well as exposing them to the possibility of future careers in
aerospace engineering and science disciplines. "Education Alley" is
sponsored by: Lockheed Martin Corporation, The Boeing Company,
Raytheon Company, and the Aerospace Corporation, and is supported
by the AIAA STEM K-12 Committee.