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Launching Commercial Space Enterprises

Silicon Valley Space Center

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

Launching Commercial Space Enterprises

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Day-of Registration Ended $200.00 $11.99
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Center for Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) and Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC) invite you to join us October 18- 20 for a 3 day workshop specifically designed to find solutions, opportunites and lower barriers for entrepreneurs in the Low Earth Orbit and NewSpace industries. 


CASIS is the organization chosen by NASA to be the sole managers of the International Space Station U.S. National Laboratory. The mission of CASIS is to maximize use of this unparalleled platform to benefit humankind. 

Silicon Valley Space Center is a business accelerator and hub of entrepeneurial activity pertaining to NewSpace. SVSC is led by Sean Casey, who is according to many, "The most connected man of the space industry in Silicon Valley." 


In addtion to presentations and panels. all attendees will participate in "workshopping" through challenges and questions about how to lower barriers in the NewSpace industry. 

View the three day program here.

Lunch and snacks are provided all three days and there is a reception on Friday. Nearby hotels are listed at the bottom of this eventbrite.

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3D Printing, New Services Aboard the ISS: Jason Dunn - Made in Space

CASIS 101: Duane Ratliff - CASIS

Collaborations with NASA: Sean Casey - SVSC/Former NASA Senior Scientist, Richard Mains - NASA Flight Opportunities Program, Dan Rasky - NASA Space Portal

Effect of Microgravity on Gene Expression and Stem Cells: Rich Godwin - Zero Gravity Solutions

How it Really Works on the ISS: Carl Carruthers - Nanoracks, Jeffrey Manber - Nanoracks, Manu Sharma - Infinity Aerospace
Investing in the Next Great Innovation Economy: Richard David - New Space Global

ISS 101: Justin Kugler - CASIS

ISS Follow-On, Dragon Lab and Bigelow: Justin Kugler - CASIS, Chris White - Space X, TBA - Bigelow

ISS Tropical Cyclone Imaging: AT. Stair - Visidyne

ISS Utilization for Start-ups: Jason Dunn - Made in Space, David Wright - Base2Space, Brian Barritt - Alanax
Nanomaterials for Solar Concentrators: Jud Ready - Georgia Tech 

Opportunities in Space: Synthetic Biology: Dr. John Cumbers - NASA Ames
Protein Crystal Growth in Microgravity: Paul Reichert - Merck, Dr. Joe Ng - iXpressGenes
Radiation Exposure in Low Earth Orbit and Beyond: Duane Ratliff - CASIS, Kathleen Morse - Advanced Materials Applications
Reflection on Silicon Valley Opportunities: Col. Gregory Johnson - CASIS

ROI in LEO: Col. Gregory Johnson - CASIS

Sub-orbital Options I, Blue Origin: Erika Wagner - Blue Origin

Sub-Orbital Options II, S-3 (Swiss Space Systems): Robert Feierbach - S-3

The Future of Commercial Space in Silicon Valley: Sean Casey - SVSC

Using the ISS for Technology Development: Dan Rasky - Nasa Space Portal, Jim Keravala - Shackleton Energy, Rick Tumlinson - Deep Space Industries

Company pitches: Lightning talks from start-ups


  1. Unbounded System

  2. WhalePath

  3. Optimus Prime

  4. Integrated Spaceflight Systems

  5. Algae Bioreactors for ISS


Nearby Hotels

Courtyard Marriott 

Comfort Suites SJ AIrport

San Jose Airport Garden Hotel 

The event will be hosted at Atmel's Silicon Valley headquarters.  

Have questions about Launching Commercial Space Enterprises? Contact Silicon Valley Space Center

When & Where

Atmel Research Park
1600 Technology Dr
San Jose, CA 95110

Friday, October 18, 2013 at 9:00 AM - Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 3:30 PM (PDT)

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Silicon Valley Space Center

Silicon Valley Space Center provides business acceleration, strategic direction and angel level funding for startup companies within the growing NewSpace industry in Silicon Valley. We assist start-up and early-stage companies with the commercialization of their innovative products or services. We regularly host events and workshops to bring together the vast array of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and investors who share a passion for shaping the future of space exploration.

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