Hogan Lovells Hogan Lovells is a global legal practice that helps corporations, financial institutions, and governmental entities across the spectrum of their critical business and legal issues globally and locally. We have over 2,500 lawyers operating out of more than 40 offices in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, and the United States.
In 1995, the March Storm project was born, and it has irrevocably altered our nation’s space agenda. In its very first year, 9 private citizens traveled to Washington, DC on their own time and on their own dime to brief 52 congressional offices on a Citizens’ Space Agenda. They created a $25 million budget in the USAF for Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) technology development, which is $3 million per person in return for one week of their life. Over the next several years the success March Stormers experienced turned Cheap Access To Space (CATS) into a national priority with funding for the X-33, X-37 and the Military Spaceplane program. Most significantly, they caused the Commercial Space Act of 1998 to be enacted into law, which required NASA to buy commercial space station cargo delivery services. The result was a transformation of our national space agenda, with the creation of NASA’s COTS and ISS Commercial Resupply Services programs, the transformational success of SpaceX, and now the Commercial Crew program. The Space Frontier Foundation and National Space Society revived the March Storm project in the Spring of 2015 as 45 private citizens traveled to Washington, DC, to advocate on settlement, cheap access to space, limited regulation on commercial human spaceflight, commercial space stations, and commercial crew and cargo.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) at the University of California, San Diego is an organization of undergraduate students with the vision of advancing current spacecraft technologies by researching additive manufactured metal rocket engines. In the month of October 2013, UC San Diego became the first university to ever design, print, and successfully test a 3D printed engine that is capable of producing 250 lbs of thrust.
Southwest Meteorite Laboratory
Southwest Meteorite Laboratory is a small business owned and operated by Marvin and Kitty Killgore in Payson, Arizona. Science, research and education are our mission as we provide meteorites to researchers, teachers, museums and collectors worldwide.
Hakuto is the sole Google Lunar XPRIZE team from Japan, the global leader in space robotics, and is one of the frontrunners among eighteen privately-funded teams from all over the world who are racing to develop robotic rovers for moon exploration.The team focuses its efforts on furthering the development of its rovers. Their rover development is led by Professor Kazuya Yoshida (Department of Aerospace Engineering at Tohoku University), who has contributed to numerous Japanese space missions including Hayabusa 2’s on-board micro exploration rover Minerva 2, the first rover to land on an asteroid. Hakuto is operated by ispace technologies inc. which is a startup aiming to open space mining industry backed by sophisticated technologies in Japan.
The Aerospace Corporation, based in El Segundo, California, is an independent, nonprofit company that provides objective technical analyses and assessments for critical national security space programs and selected civil and commercial space programs in the national interest. Aerospace has been assuring space mission success for more than 50 years.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) San Francisco Section is the third largest section in our nation and represents a crucial segment of the aerospace industry. Our location has special advantages as well: the Bay Area is home to a NASA Research Center, world-class universities, and the wellspring of the global digital economy, Silicon Valley. Just as these resources helped power the 20th century, so too have they revolutionized the opportunities available to us in the new millennium, both on Earth and beyond.
The City of San Jose's Office of Economic Development is committed to a vital, competitive local economy that increases prosperity for people and companies. The Office of Economic Development guides the City's Economic Strategy, provides assistance and programs for business success and connects employers with trained workers.
The final frontier is an exceptional place to honor and celebrate the life of someone you love. Elysium Space offers awe-inspiring memorial spaceflights to have a symbolic portion of a departed’s ashes launched into space. Our specially designed memorial spacecraft respectfully and peacefully orbits the Earth for several months. Family and friends follow this journey through the stars using our beautiful mobile app, which shows in real time the spacecraft location and how the world looks from this majestic place. Eventually, in a last poetic moment, the spacecraft harmlessly reenters the Earth’s atmosphere, blazing as a shooting star
JUMR is a scientific journal dedicated to research performed by undergraduate students in materials related fields and is a student run endeavor. The editorial board is currently made up of graduate and undergraduate students from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Virginia Tech. The primary goal of the journal is to provide a venue for undergraduates to publish research performed in materials-related fields. The secondary goals are to provide opportunities for undergraduates to practice their communication skills and learn about peer-reviewed publications. Abstract submissions for Volume 6 are due March 18, 2016. For submission requirements and instructions visit: http://www.jumr.mse.vt.edu
Keysight Technologies Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) - (formerly Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group) is a global electronic measurement technology company and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in aerospace, wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight Technologies delivers test platforms such as signal analyzers, signal sources, network analyzers, high-performance oscilloscopes and modular and hybrid systems. It also offers the most comprehensive EDA portfolio and the widest range of measurement application software. Keysight has been the leading provider of electronic test and measurement solutions to the space industry for over 75 years. We’ve evolved from our legacy beginnings as Hewlett- Packard, grew into Agilent Technologies, and now blossomed into Keysight Technologies. Keysight Technologies is excited to support the advancement of NewSpace, that disruptive force in the space industry that’s driving completely new business models and rapidly evolving with the proliferation of small satellites, new applications, services, and infrastructure. Keysight is committed to providing solutions to the changing needs of the industries we serve.
Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling humanity’s future in space, Made In Space, Inc. has developed additive manufacturing technology for use in zero-gravity. By constructing hardware that can build what is needed in space, as opposed to launching it from Earth, the company plans to accelerate and broaden space development while also providing unprecedented access for people on Earth to use in-space capabilities.
Made In Space’s team consists of successful entrepreneurs, experienced space experts and key 3D printing developers. With over 30,000+ hours of 3D printing technology testing, and 400+ parabolas of microgravity test flights, Made In Space’s experience and expertise has led to the first 3D printers designed and built for use on the International Space Station.
For 75 years, Ames Research Center has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science. NASA Ames recognizes the need to look for innovative ways to partner to continue the development of new technologies. To illustrate, the NASA Planetary Sustainability initiative’s goal is to apply NASA technology and expertise developed for living on the Moon and Mars to help solve the sustainability challenges here on Earth. In addition, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs merge the overarching potential of small firms with the legendary intellect of NASA. These partnerships spur a kind of innovation that not only propels technology into the future, but most importantly, into the Nation. By providing opportunities for small businesses and research institutions to partner with NASA, we bring conceptualization to realization.
NASA SBIR/STTR Program
Small Business Innovation Research/ Small Business Technology Transfer
description: The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs merge the overarching potential of small firms with the legendary intellect of NASA. These partnerships spur a kind of innovation that not only propels technology into the future, but most importantly, into the Nation. By providing opportunities for small businesses and research institutions to partner with NASA, we bring conceptualization to realization.
National Space Society - Puerto Rico
The Internationals Space Development Conference (ISDC) is the preeminent gathering place for all pursuits beyond Earth. The conference brings together aerospace-industry leaders and startups, space exploration pioneers, academia thought leaders, and space supporter young and old - all united by a common goal to explore and develop space for the benefit of humankind.
With a theme of " Space Beyond Border", ISDC 2016 will be held in beautiful Puerto Rico. International attendees will engage with a young, bilingual, educate, local workforce eager to increase its engagement in global space development efforts. Our theme also celebrates the increasingly collaborative, interdisciplinary, and interconnected nature of space development in the twenty-first century.
The National Space Society invites you to come to ISDC 2016, where you'll be immersed in bold bleeding-edge technologies and bold business models, rub shoulders wit astronauts, and meet those able to help accelerate your own efforts to reach beyond borders... and beyond Earth.
ROARK IP, a law firm based in San Jose, California is a provider of a wide range of intellectual property services. Practice areas include patents, trademarks, copyrights, trade secrets and licensing.
Students for the Explorations and Development of Space is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.
Space Frontier Foundation We are transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. We are determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past. Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is an advocacy organization committed to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space. Space alone offers the resources necessary to ensure the survival and prosperity of our species for numerous generations to come. To realize this vision, the Foundation is fundamentally transforming the conception of space as the exclusive domain of government and government affiliated organizations into a widely accessible frontier ripe with opportunity. Read about our founding and history. Through conferences, speakers, policy papers, awards, prizes, and nationally recognized projects, the Space Frontier Foundation is actively advancing the cause of “NewSpace,” the term which has come to represent space infused with the spirit of entrepreneurialism and the free market. The Space Frontier Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. Contact us today to find out how.
The Space Society of Silicon Valley (S3V) supports space exploration and settlement through education as a chapter of the National Space Society. S3V provides Centers of Excellence in Space Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (SEED) and in Big Data Analytics in Space Exploration and Settlement, along with focus areas for Space Law as a Developing Practice, Space-Related Research, and Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) education resources and Speakers Bureau. S3V's recent work in space entrepreneurship, economic development, and space legislation, law and policy garnered a National Space Society Chapter Special Merit Award for 2014. S3V is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. Come visit us at our local meetups and at http://spacesociety-sv.org.
SpaceVR is a consumer, enterprise and direct license space platform committed to providing the Overview Effect to people on Earth through the use of immersive technology delivered on any mobile, desktop or virtual reality device using 3D, 360° cameras.
The Stanford Student Space Initiative (Stanford SSI) is a completely student-run organization founded in 2013 with the mission of giving future leaders of the space industry the hands-on experience and broader insight they need to realize the next era of space development.
Stanford SSI is the largest project-based group on campus. We’re the gathering place for people who want to act on their interests in space. Since 2013, we’ve flown a zero gravity experiment with NASA, built multiple CubeSats, inspired 60 teams in 20 countries to launch high altitude balloons, certified 25 students for high powered rocketry, hosted over 100 speakers at talks and conferences, been featured in media like Popular Science, and helped our members intern and work at top aerospace companies.
Over the next year, our teams will send the first university-built rocket to space, launch two satellites, send a high altitude balloon across the country, develop a space-based optical communications system, teach a space policy class, organize speaker events and workshops with industry leaders, and host our second annual conference.
The Additive Rocket Company (ARC)
The Additive Rocket Company (ARC) designs tailored propulsion solutions for the dynamic nano-satelite launch market. Our engines, created exclusively for production through additive manufacturing, offer unseen turnaround times and performance. Agile development practices and rapid prototyping allow ARC to deliver mission-specific thrust chambers at a fraction of the cost.
Spearheading the Lunar Renaissance, the Lunar Initiatives are designed to aggregate and accelerate the opening of the Lunar Frontier, on Earth and in space, enabling access to the Solar System and unlocking the secrets of the Universe. Our 3 primary initiatives currently are:
(1) The Lunar Workshops - For the past 5 years we have been creating collaborative environments where industry leaders, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, and other champions of the Lunar Renaissance present their latest results while discussing and creating the future of Lunar and planetary exploration.
(2) Lunar Artwork - Lunar art competitions and promotions dare artists of all modalities of written, performing, visual and mixed media arts to dream the impossible so we can create it.
(3) Lunar Challenges - Maker events and cash prize challenges can be very effective in stimulating the creation and implementation of disruptive technologies. We are attracting the best and the brightest creative risk takers and problem solvers needed to open the Lunar Frontier.
Our 11th workshop - LunarCubes 5 - will be held in San Jose, CA in October 2015, and will include a Lunar Artwork competition, a ‘Hack The Moon’ maker event, FinTech focus day, and the launch of a Cislunar Navigation Prize. (www.lunar-cubes.com)
UrtheCast Corp. is an international technology company that is developing the world’s first interactive Earth platform, with video fed from space in full color. Working with prominent aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and now operates its Ultra HD video camera, Iris, on the ISS alongside its medium-resolution camera, Theia. Video and still image data captured by the cameras is downlinked to ground stations across the planet and displayed on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to partners and customers. In combination with our sensors on the ISS and two recently-purchased satellites, Deimos-1 and Deimos-2, these sensors will help us realize UrtheCast's vision of democratizing Earth Observation data, making these powerful resources more accessible and user-friendly. UrtheCast’s suite of cameras will provide Ultra HD video and imagery that will allow for the monitoring of the environment, humanitarian relief efforts, social events, agricultural resources, and more.
The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein, a renowned American author. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia's dream of humanity's future in space. Efforts include: the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities, the Microgravity Research Competition, the Heinlein Commercial Space Activity Prize, the ``Flight Into the Future'' international contests, the Have Spacesuit — Will Travel educational program, and the online Heinlein Archives.