The global space community is set to gather in Washington, D.C. for the 70th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) taking place October 21-25th. The event, hosted by the International Astonautical Federation (IAF) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), will bring together researchers, engineers, agencies, businesses, students, young professionals, policymakers, astronauts, space-related members of the press, and the general public to discuss key issues ranging from space commercialization to sustainability.
The 2019 theme, “The Power of the Past, The Promise of the Future” pays homage to the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing while acknowledging the remarkable advances being made in space technology and the ambitious exploration goals on the horizon.
During the week, Made In Space will discuss innovative on-orbit manufacturing technology, like Archinaut One, and the transformative capabilities that it enables. IAC provides a valuable opportunity to inform the global space community on the impact that on-orbit manufacturing will have on space commercialization and future space exploration.
Preview the full list of activities and events the Made In Space team will be supporting during IAC:
The IAC Exhibition will feature over 150 booths with companies from across the industry showcasing new technology and capabilities. The exhibition hall schedule is available here.
Walter E. Washington Convention Center (Hall D and E)
Made In Space – Booth 4023
IAF Global Networking Forum – Industry Stream
Industry Story Telling Session: Made In Space
Date: Tuesday, October 22
Time: 10:10 – 10:20 a.m. ET
Room: Grand Ballroom AB
Made In Space President & CEO Andrew Rush will join Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Eric Stallmer for an on-stage conversation detailing Made In Space’s recently announced Archinaut One mission and the future of on-orbit manufacturing.
IAF Symposium on Future Space Astronomy and Solar-System Science Missions (Symposium A7; Session 3)
Precision In-Space Manufacturing for Structurally Connected Interferometry
Date: Wednesday, October 23
Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
Made In Space Systems Engineer Simon Patane will present his technical paper detailing how in-space manufacturing technology could enable the development of space-based interferometers with enhanced capabilities.
IAC Special Sessions
Transforming Future Mission Design Through In-Space Manufacturing
Date: Friday, October 25
Time: 12:45 – 1:45pm ET
Made In Space will be hosting a special session to discuss how in-space manufacturing and assembly is poised to transform how next-gen satellites and other assets are developed. Our team will also be detailing our Archinaut One mission. Join us for a robust discussion on the opportunities, applications, and roadblocks related to new technologies that could reshape the future of space infrastructure.
For more information on the conference, visit www.iac2019.org. For more updates from the event and to keep up with conversation online, follow #IAC2019.