Redwire to attend International Astronautical Congress 2021 (IAC)

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About the Event
Date: October 25, 2021 - October 29, 2021
For the very first time, the IAC will open its doors to the global space community in the United Arab Emirates, the first Arab country to host the IAC since its establishment in 1950. IAC 2021 will not just be a unique chance to meet and interact with these factions, but it is also a chance for organizations to showcase their developments and contributions in front of key representatives. The IAC draws in over 4000 participants from around the world each year — top space agency officials and delegations, astronauts, industry stalwarts, scientists and engineers, press and public, attend the congress in significant numbers.

Redwire will be participating in a number of panels, workshops, presentations, and announcements throughout the week at IAC. Below is a list of opportunities to catch our representatives speak. Redwire will also have a small exhibitor space within the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) booth.

Building the Commercial Future of Low-Earth Orbit
When: Tuesday, October 26, 10:50-11:50AM GST
Where: Sheikh Rashid Hall F, Dubai World Trade Centre
Panel Overview: Space is changing rapidly. Human space flight is the next frontier for commercial businesses. Low Earth orbit (LEO) is the place where dynamic market sectors like manufacturing, media and advertising, and adventure travel will take off in this decade. This expert senior panel will address what’s been learned from building, operating, and using the International Space Station, announce what’s being developed today to make LEO profitable, and describe the exciting future that new LEO market opportunities will open.

  • Moderator: Pascale Ehrenfreund, President, International Space University ​
    • Mike Gold, EVP of Civil Space BD and External Affairs, Redwire
    • Janet Kavandi, President, Sierra Space
    • Brent Sherwood, Senior Vice President Advanced Development Programs, Blue Origin
    • John Mulholland, VP and Program Manager International Space Station Space and Launch, Boeing

SMART Think Tank (In-space Servicing, Manufacturing, Assembly, Robotics, & Transportation)
When: Wednesday, October 27, 4:30-6:00PM GST
Workshop Overview: A visioning session where feedback is encouraged on what defines SMART and its implications, what elements are most important, and what can be done to advance the capabilities.​

  • Workshop Moderator: Justin Kugler, General Manager of Mission Solutions, Redwire

Towards Sustainable Lunar Activities
​When: Thursday, October 28, 4:55-5:45PM GST
Where: Sheikh Rashid Hall F, Dubai World Trade Centre
Panel Overview:
The Panel will discuss current issues related to achieving sustainable lunar activities. In particular, the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activites (GEGSLA) initiated by the Moon Village Association will be presented. GEGSLA has been created to de-risk future missions and increase international cooperation by defining a common level playing field for future lunar missions.

GEGSLA is composed of multi stakeholders’ experts from government/space agency, industry, academia, civil society, international organizations and the public. Perspectives from several stakeholders will be presented during the panel together with a discussion and a Q&A session with the public

  • Moderator: John C. Mankins, Vice President, Moon Village Association & President, ARTEMIS Innovation Management Solutions
    • Mike Gold, EVP of Civil Space BD and External Affairs, Redwire
    • Ayman Ahmed, Head of Space Imaging Division, Member of Board of Directors, Egyptian Space Agency
    • Dumitru-Dorin, Romanian Association for Space Technology and Industry, Member, Board of the Romanian Space Agency, ROMSPACE
    • Antonino Salmeri, Doctoral Researcher in Space Law, University of Luxembourg

Lunar Manufacturing Capabilities & Initiatives: Technical Presentation

  • Presenter: Justin Kugler, General Manager of Mission Solutions, Redwire

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