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When: 11/17/2015
Where: Messe Bremen, Germany
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 The future of the space industry goes under the spotlight in Bremen this November

Bremen, Germany - October 2015: Top officials and leading experts representing the entire space sector, including space agencies, satellite manufacturers, suppliers and service providers, will illuminate the future of an industry with global revenues exceeding $330 billion at Space Tech Expo Europe in Bremen next month.

Two concurrent free-to-attend forums, each extending over the whole three days of the exhibition and featuring more than 80 speakers, will examine every facet of the space industry, its evolving technology and the commercial opportunities it offers.

The first day of the industry forum kicks off with keynote addresses from leading space community figures, including the director general of the European Space Agency (ESA) and the chairwoman of Germany's own space agency, the DLR. Then it's down to business with a panel on the launch services market that includes senior figures from both the US United Launch Alliance and its European counterpart, Airbus Safran Launchers.

DLR experts take up the theme with an in-depth look at advanced propulsion technologies and future fuels, before Teledyne Brown Engineering, Airbus, ESA and satellite builder OHB round off the day by examining ESA's technology roadmaps and opportunities for commercial space. Which applications and requirements offer the best commercial outsourcing or partnership opportunities? And how will the European SME market evolve in a more competitive and diverse industrial landscape?

Day 2 focuses on trending technologies and growth opportunities, as ESA, Airbus Defence and Space and Thales Alenia Space analyse opportunities and challenges for transatlantic cooperation, while NASA introduces its technology transfer programme.

Airbus and Teledyne Brown reveal how they are working with NASA to commercialise International Space Station utilisation. The DLR and ESA look at potential applications such as global air traffic surveillance from space. And a top-level transatlantic panel discusses the impact of reusability and affordability in launch systems and vehicles.

Small satellites are the topic for Day 3. What is their real value proposition and where is the real market? How can launch systems be re-engineered to offer truly low-cost access to space? And which new technologies could further improve small satellites' performance and cost-benefit?

The technology forum offers an equally diverse range of speakers and subjects, covering everything from the first private moon mission – sponsored by Audi and aiming to launch in 2017 – to disruptive manufacturing technologies and advanced test and measurement techniques.

Several speakers will address materials and manufacturing techniques for composite components. Others will report progress in such technologies as radiation hardened space solar cells, data handling, mass saving solutions for space wiring and the use of mission critical bolts equipped with permanent mounted transducers on the Gaia telescope's basic angle monitor.

Test and qualification are another major theme, with topics including robotic non-destructive testing, model-based testing for embedded systems and the use of modern data acquisition systems to reduce set-up time and run tests efficiently.

The two forums take place alongside 180-plus exhibiting suppliers on the show floor at Space Tech Expo and the co-located Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo at Messe Bremen, 17-19 November. Registration is free and include free access to the hall and all speaker sessions - register online today.


For the full forum agenda see

Speakers at the forums include:

·         Dr.-Ing. Johann-Dietrich Wörner, Director General, ESA

·         Dr Pascale Ehrenfreund, Chairwoman of the Executive Board, DLR

·         Guy Perez, CTO, OHB

·         Bart Reijnen, Head of Orbital Systems and Space Exploration & Head of Site Bremen, Airbus Defence and Space

·         Frank Salzgeber, Head of Technology Transfer Program Office, ESA

·         Daniel Lockney, Technology Transfer Program Executive, NASA

·         Mark Sirangelo, Corporate Vice President, SNC Space Systems

·         Dan Lopez, VP Technology, Urthecast

·         Rob Staples, Head of Launch and Orbital Servicing, Surrey Satellite Technology

·         Dr John Horack, Vice President Global Commercial Space, Teledyne Brown Engineering

·         Johannes Mattes, Head of Key Applications, Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik

·         Bob Metz, Director Aerospace and Defense, PCB Piezotronics

·         Arne Brehmer, Manager Aviation, Vector Informatik

·         Juergen Bosse, Managing Director, Robo-Technology

For the full list of speakers see

Space Tech Expo Europe co-located with Aerospace Electrical Systems Expo Europe takes place at Messe Bremen, November 17-19.

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