Sponsors

Vulcan Aerospace

Vulcan Aerospace

Vulcan Aerospace is a division of Vulcan Inc., the Seattle-based company that oversees philanthropist and entrepreneur Paul G. Allen's business and charitable projects. After winning the Ansari X Prize for commercial spaceflight, Allen initiated the development of the Stratolaunch carrier aircraft, part of an air launch system capable of transporting payloads to low Earth orbit. Allen’s passion for space exploration has grown into Vulcan Aerospace, which aims to shift how the world conceptualizes space transportation. As with Allen's other philanthropic and technology initiatives, the driving theme at Vulcan Aerospace is access. From his early days in personal computing, to his ground-breaking open source Brain Atlas, Allen's efforts are focused on developing tools and solutions that can empower exploration and foundational research. Visit aerospace.vulcan.com for more information.
Spaceflight Industries

Spaceflight Industries

Spaceflight Industries is a catalyst behind the fast-growing ‘space as a service’ revolution. Dedicated to opening space access to everyone, the company’s distinct approach removes the complexities and high cost that once prohibited the majority of organizations from getting to space. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries Spaceflight and BlackSky, the company offers innovative satellite infrastructure, rideshare capabilities, global communications networks, and near real-time imaging capabilities. Founded by aerospace engineer and entrepreneur Jason Andrews (as Andrews Space) in 1999, today the Seattle-based company has a well-earned track record of success on a global scale. Visit www.spaceflightindustries.com for more information.
Museum of Flight

Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities. As part of its mission, The Museum of Flight is excited to serve as a forum that connects the exciting work of our vibrant and growing space industry with students and the general public. The Museum of Flight does this through exhibits and live presentations focused on the history of human space exploration of the planet and beyond.
Planetary Resources

Planetary Resources

Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, was founded in 2009 by Eric Anderson, Dr. Peter H. Diamandis and Chris Lewicki. The company’s vision is to establish a new paradigm for resource utilization that will bring the Solar System within humanity’s economic sphere of influence. The pathway in identifying the most commercially viable near-Earth water-rich asteroids has led to the development of multiple transformative technologies that are applicable to global markets, including the agriculture, oil & gas, mining and insurance industries. Planetary Resources is financed by industry-launching visionaries who are committed to expanding the world’s resource base so humanity can continue to grow and prosper for centuries to come. Some of the company’s partners and advisors include 3D Systems, the Bechtel Corporation and Analytical Graphics Incorporated; Sara Seager, Ph.D., professor of Planetary Science & Physics at MIT and TED fellow; Dante Lauretta, Ph.D., professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona and principal investigator of NASA’s OSIRIS-REx mission; Anatoly Gitelson, Ph.D., Emeritus Remote Sensing Specialist, University of Nebraska’s School of Natural Resources, now with Israel Institute of Technology, Technion; and Susan Ustin, Ph.D., professor of Environmental and Resources Sciences, University of California, Davis. Members of the company’s technical staff have worked on every recent U.S. Mars lander including Spirit, Opportunity and Curiosity, and include other key non-aerospace and safety-critical disciplines. For more information, please visit www.planetaryresources.com.
Edelman

Edelman

Edelman is a leading global communications marketing firm that partners with many of the world’s largest and emerging businesses and organizations, helping them evolve, promote and protect their brands and reputations.
Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Aerojet Rocketdyne is a world-recognized aerospace and defense leader that provides propulsion, power, and integrated systems in support of domestic and international customers. In 2015, the company was recognized by Fast Company magazine as the number one most innovative company in space for its 3-D printing and CubeSat propulsion solutions. To learn more about Aerojet Rocketdyne, please visit our website www.Rocket.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.
Blue Origin

Blue Origin

Blue Origin was established by Amazon CEO and founder Jeff Bezos with a bold vision to seed an enduring human presence in space. In November 2015, Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket became the first to fly to space and return to Earth via vertical landing. Less than two months later, the very same rocket launched and landed again, demonstrating reuse – a key enabler to a future in which millions of people are living and working in space. Headquartered in Kent, Washington, with test and launch facilities located in West Texas and Cape Canaveral, Florida, Blue Origin is always looking to add the best and brightest to the team: www.blueorigin.com/careers
Space Angels Network

Space Angels Network

Space Angels Network is at the vanguard of the emerging space industry, investing in companies the go to orbit, to the moon and beyond. As the most established angel investor in the sector, Space Angels Network fuels the growth of this exciting industry, and helps shape our future in space. As the world’s only global virtual angel network, Space Angels Network is also unique in the world of early-stage investing, offering more sophisticated investment opportunities than traditional angel groups, more insight than generalist investor groups, and truly is a value-add investor (“smart money”) for founders. To get a better idea of the Network and the exciting space it works in, please see this two-minute intro video and recap of our 2015 Members Expedition.
Washington Aerospace Partnership

Washington Aerospace Partnership

The Washington Aerospace Partnership exists to allow leaders from business, labor and local government to work together to support and grow the aerospace cluster in Washington state. In conjunction with the Washington State Office of Aerospace and the space industry players, the WAP convened the Washington State Space Coalition to bring focus and attention to the commercial space industry in the state.
WA State Department of Commerce

WA State Department of Commerce

The Washington State Department of Commerce is the lead state agency charged with enhancing and promoting sustainable community and economic vitality in Washington. We administer a diverse portfolio of more than 100 programs and several state boards and commissions, all focused on achieving one clear and simple mission: to grow and improve jobs in Washington. Our key customers include businesses, local governments and community-based organizations. We also play the crucial role of convening numerous local, state, regional and federal partners and stakeholders, public and private. Together we work to support the Governor's priorities and achieve shared goals and objectives for the citizens of Washington.
Heinlein Prize Trust

Heinlein Prize Trust

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.
Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace

Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most. We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit www.ball.com/aerospace or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
City of Kent

City of Kent

Incorporated in 1890, Kent is King County’s second-oldest and third-largest city, home to over 125,000 residents and inheritor of a special legacy of more than 50 years in space research and development. From the first lunar rover developed at Boeing's famous Kent Space Center to the creation of next-generation rockets at Blue Origin headquarters, brilliant scientists and engineers are continuing to develop the world’s most advanced outer space vehicles in Kent. More than the short distance to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, increasingly it is the city’s growing cultural fluency and the contributions of its cosmopolitan population to the Seattle metropolitan area which are counted top among its many competitive advantages. Innovation within Kent’s robust manufacturing center originates from many sources—from the factory room floor to some of the world’s most technically advanced, private research laboratories. Kent’s considerable industrial know-how can be found at major Kent companies such as Hexcel, Exotic Metals Forming Company, Flow International, Hytek Finishes in addition to the notable technology incubator Qi2 (Quality in Engineering, Science, and Technology—formerly Boeing Research Laboratory), innovative start-up Laser Motive and Lockheed Martin’s space vehicle design offices.
Keysight Technologies

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. Information about Keysight is available at www.keysight.com .
Systima Technologies

Systima Technologies

Systima is an experienced leader in the design, development, qualification and manufacturing of spaceflight pyrotechnic systems. Systima also has extensive experience in the engineering, design and development of aircraft carriage and release systems, pyrotechnic actuators, missile shroud and stage separators, dispense and deployment systems, propulsion systems and inflation products. Our engineering team provides rapid end-to-end engineering support to expedite transition from concept to production.
OneRedmond

OneRedmond

Redmond, Washington is a global center of technology including the space sector. It is the home of leading space companies including Aerojet Rocketdyne, Planetary Resource, SpaceX, Kymeta, and others. OneRedmond is a private-public partnership for economic and community development. We are dedicated to supporting local companies, attracting new business investment, and fostering an innovative business culture and community. To learn more about our business location and expansion services see us at oneredmond.org.
Many Hands

Many Hands

Many Hands is a creative agency that's focused on helping space companies turn complex ideas into brand experiences that inspire. We are a full service creative agency creating strategy and design across websites, apps, and materials for clients and their audiences.
SATELLITE 2017

SATELLITE 2017

SATELLITE is the go-to industry event that shapes the future of satellite technology–bringing the leaders, and market leading companies and brands behind this transformation together in one place. In the satellite industry, SATELLITE is known as the largest and most important global satellite communications event of the year, gathering professionals from ALL markets of the satellite community. SATELLITE 2017 will be held March 6-9, 2017, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Learn more about SATELLITE at www.SATShow.com.
Perkins Coie

Perkins Coie

Space law is quickly becoming an integral part of the evolving aerospace industry. The extraordinary risk and unique characteristics of space ventures demand experienced legal counsel with a proven track record of quality service to the industry's leading companies. Our Aviation & Aerospace Industry group has decades of experience working with innovative leaders in the aviation and satellite industry. Our multidisciplinary team regularly represents aviation and aerospace industry companies, their investors and other affiliates in corporate transactions, litigation and intellectual property matters. Headquartered here in Seattle, Perkins Coie has more than 1,000 lawyers in 19 offices across the United States and Asia.
WayPaver Foundation

WayPaver Foundation

WayPaver Foundation is a research-guided grant-making institution that supports science and technology development in furtherance of lunar settlement. We exist to push humanity forward -- and outward, toward the final frontier. By identifying roadblocks and supporting the visionaries who are eliminating them, we are paving the way to a new future in space.
.SPACE Domain Names

.SPACE Domain Names

.SPACE is the ultimate web address for the Space industry. It is the domain extension of choice for the rapidly growing space exploration ecosystem of startups, businesses, vendors, scientists, researchers, students and space enthusiasts across the world. Start a new website for your space agency, pitch your initiative to investors, build an international community of space explorers or port your existing website on a web address that clearly defines your passion and what you do! Drop the generic .COM, .NET, .ORG. Find your identity on the .SPACE Domain extension today on www.launch.space
Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County

Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County

Founded in 1971, the Economic Development Council of Seattle & King County (EDC) is the only public-private economic development partnership encompassing King County and its 39 cities. We provide one-on-one, confidential consulting services, free-of-charge, to individual businesses seeking to establish, expand or relocate to Seattle and King County.
PoliSpace

PoliSpace

PoliSpace is an independent space policy consultancy. The company focuses on helping space entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs succeed at the nexus of space business, technology, and public affairs, by providing strategic planning and government relations. Clients include several firms in the emerging private human space flight industry and companies offering commercial services to NASA spaceflight programs.
William E. Boeing Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of WA

William E. Boeing Dept. of Aeronautics & Astronautics, University of WA

The history of air and space flight is filled with contributions from the faculty, students, and alumni of the William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics. Our students learn core fundamentals, systems analysis, interdisciplinary collaboration, and creative problem solving. They apply this knowledge in the classroom and in the field through hands-on capstone design projects and research-based internships. Our faculty members are established leaders in education and in research; opening doors to novel technologies including the development of advanced autonomous vehicles, unconventional space propulsion concepts, durable lightweight structures, multi-disciplinary optimization, clean energy from fusion, and computational aerosciences. The University of Washington is proud to be an active partner and participant in the future vision, design, and trajectory of this rapidly expanding space industry.
Made in Space

Made in Space

Made In Space exists to build the tools for an interplanetary reality. Founded in 2010, it pioneered the field of microgravity additive manufacturing, and recently made the capability available to commercial customers with the launch of the AMF to the International Space Station. Made In Space continues to seek new horizons in space-based manufacturing, and is now working on Archinaut, a system of capabilities for robotically manufacturing and assembling very large structures in space. To learn more or follow along, visit our website madeinspace.us or follow us on twitter: @madeinspace
Caldwell Vineyard

Caldwell Vineyard

Caldwell is about love and family (you can taste it in our wines). But around here, it’s a little bit about misbehaving, taking chances and mischief too. John Caldwell is known by many names but here in legendary Napa Valley, he’s a legend all his own. Over the last 40 years John has built Caldwell Vineyard into what is arguably one of the greatest and most unique wine estates in the world. Today, alongside his wife Joy and winemaker Marbue Marke, Caldwell Vineyard makes more than 23 wines for the Caldwell Signature Collection, Varietal Collection, Rocket Science and the Society of Smugglers.
Cristaux International

Cristaux International

Cristaux International is a unique, full-service design and manufacturing company specializing in custom awards and other high-end forms of recognition. We represent the echelon of avant-garde award designs and concepts along with a continuously expanding array of contemporary products using creative mediums. Our products have been seen in over 90 countries, while our factory to consumer direct approach has given us the ability to bring your ideas to life in the most efficient and cost effective ways possible.
SEDS-USA

SEDS-USA

Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) is a 501(c)3 non-profit that empowers young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration. SEDS helps students develop their technical and leadership skills by providing opportunities to manage and participate in national projects as well as to attend conferences, publish their work, and develop their professional network, in order to help students become more effective in their present and future careers in industry, academia, government, and education.
Illuminate: Official Video Sponsor

Illuminate: Official Video Sponsor

We are a unique team of engineers, technicians and creative filmmakers. We produce custom safety, technical training and commercial videos to communicate, educate and inspire within the industrial workplace.
SpaceNews: Official Media Partner

SpaceNews: Official Media Partner

For more than twenty five years, SpaceNews has been providing decision-makers throughout the industry with timely and comprehensive space and satellite news, giving them the competitive intelligence they need to succeed. In addition to our print edition, decision-makers turn to SpaceNews.com throughout the day for breaking news and analysis and to get critical information that is simply not available anywhere else.