Lockheed Martin Silver Sponsor.
Headquartered in Bethesda, Md., Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs about 113,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and services. Lockheed Martin Space Systems had approximately $7.9 billion in 2013 sales, which includes space launch, commercial satellites, government satellites, and strategic missiles lines of business.
LORD Corporation Silver Sponsor.
LORD is a diversified technology company with a long history of developing breakthrough adhesive, coating and motion management technologies that significantly improve the performance of our customers' products. We have provided innovative solutions to demanding aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial customer problems for nearly 90 years. LORD originated in Erie, Pennsylvania nearly 90 years ago. Operating from world headquarters in Cary, N.C., LORD has 16 manufacturing facilities, 7 R&D centers and 90 strategically located sales and support centers worldwide.
Moog, Inc. Silver Sponsor.
Over fifty years ago, Moog started as designer and supplier of aircraft and missile components. Today, their motion control technology enhances performance in a variety of markets and applications, from commercial aircraft cockpits, to power-generation turbines, to Formula One racing, to medical infusion systems. Their culture supports talented people, allowing them to approach their work with energy, enthusiasm, and the promise of success.
North Carolina Space Grant Consortium Silver Sponsor.
North Carolina Space Grant (NC Space Grant), established in 1991, is an active member in a national network of university-based consortia. Established by Congress and implemented by NASA, the National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program contributes to the nation's science enterprise by funding research, education, and public service projects through a national network of 52 Space Grant consortia. NC Space Grant has thirteen member institutions, 7 industry/government/non-profit partners and has managed and provided nearly $12 million in support to North Carolina citizens.
Moon Express Bronze Sponsor.
Moon Express Inc. is a privately funded lunar resources company establishing new avenues for commercial space activities beyond Earth orbit. The company is building a family of innovative robotic spacecraft to support a new era of low cost access to the Moon for science, education and commerce.
National Space Society Bronze Sponsor.
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS has over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.
Orbital Outfitters Bronze Sponsor.
Orbital Outfitters is a NewSpace company that provides a range of services to vehicle developers and other companies in the aerospace sector. Our two primary lines of business are the development of space and pressure suits and the fabrication of full scale vehicle mockups for either engineering or PR purposes. Supported by a business, legal, policy and marketing group, our team has the breadth and depth to support the growth of a strong new leader in the field of human life support and safety systems for use in space, while also pursuing and creating new markets here on Earth. We are incrementally developing our products and customer base, beginning with the suborbital human space flight market.
Space Frontier Foundation Bronze Sponsor.
Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is an advocacy organization committed to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space. Space alone offers the resources necessary to ensure the survival and prosperity of our species for numerous generations to come. To realize this vision, the Foundation is fundamentally transforming the conception of space as the exclusive domain of government and government affiliated organizations into a widely accessible frontier ripe with opportunity.
SpaceX Bronze Sponsor.
SpaceX designs, manufactures, and launches the world's most advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 by Elon Musk to revolutionize space transportation, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. Today, SpaceX is advancing the boundaries of space technology through its Falcon launch vehicles and Dragon spacecraft.
The Aerospace Corporation Bronze Sponsor.
The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to projects for civil agencies like NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, commercial companies, universities, and international organizations in the national interest. The Aerospace Corporation is headquartered in El Segundo, California, and has other locations throughout the nation. The staff comprises approximately 4,000 employees, two-thirds of whom are members of the technical staff.
The International Space University Bronze Sponsor.
The International Space University (ISU) is a graduate school that develops future leaders of the global space community, providing interdisciplinary educational programs to students and space professionals in an international, intercultural environment. Since its founding in 1987 on MIT's campus, with noted author and visionary Sir Arthur C. Clarke as its first Chancellor, ISU has graduated more than 3700 students from over 100 countries. Together with hundreds of ISU faculty and lecturers from around the world, the ISU community comprises an active network of space professionals, many now in senior positions with private and government space-related organizations throughout the globe. ISU alumni are founders, leaders, and managers of companies and organizations in the forefront of the private and public space field today!
United Launch Alliance Bronze Sponsor.
Formed in December 2006, United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a 50-50 joint venture owned by Lockheed Martin and The Boeing Company. ULA brings together two of the launch industry's most experienced and successful teams -- Atlas and Delta -- to provide reliable, cost-efficient space launch services for the U.S. government. U.S. government launch customers include the Department of Defense, NASA, the National Reconnaissance Office and other organizations. With three families of launch vehicles -- Atlas V, Delta II, and Delta IV -- ULA continues the tradition of supporting strategic U.S. space initiatives with advanced robust launch solutions to provide assured access to space and 100 percent mission success.
Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc Bronze Sponsor.
Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc. (XISP-Inc), has been formed to accomplish space-scalable technology and product development that leverages commercial applications to fund the maturation of the available technology base for both mission enhancing as well as mission enabling space and terrestrial applications. XISP-Inc's goal is achieving a material reduction in the cost, schedule, and technical risk associated with the use of innovative technologies currently stranded at low levels of technological maturity.
Society of Satellite Professionals International Posters Sponsor.
The Society of Satellite Professionals International (SSPI) promotes the growth of the satellite industry by educating current and potential end-users and the general public about the indispensable contributions of satellites to business, government and human welfare, and by connecting satellite professionals worldwide through education, knowledge-sharing and fostering professional relationships.
UNC Department of Computer Science Posters Sponsor.
The Department of Computer Science was one of the first in the United States to be established as an independent computer science department. It was founded in 1964 by Dr. Frederick P. Brooks Jr. Many of his founding philosophies still guide us. He believed strongly in creating an atmosphere of cooperation, where students are seen as colleagues to faculty members. The Department is sponsoring this year's Robotics & Rovers poster competition, with a $1000 cash prize to the top student project in that category.
Rostrum Gold Support and Logistics Sponsor.
Rostrum Conference Management Software has been developed for conference management by conference managers in order to provide a single tool that can be used to organize your big event. Seamlessly organize sessions, registrations, staff, and linked public web content in one easy-to-use system. Rostrum software allows you to organize and track your conference without a heap of documents and spreadsheets, increasing the efficiency of your team and success of your event.
NanoRacks provide the ultimate "Plug and Play" microgravity research facilities allowing small standardized payloads to be plugged into any of our platforms, providing interface with the International Space Station power and data capabilities. Our company brings together entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers who have real-life experience and share a passion for space including humanity's utilization of low-earth orbit. Our philosophy is to bring together three concepts as our driving force: low-cost, standardization of hardware, and understanding the customer. We like to believe that in space, small is the new big. We enjoy partnerships with a growing list of world-class organizations that allows us to provide seamless support from customer interface to payload development to space station integration. NanoRacks originated from an idea developed in 2003 of a low-cost, standardized commercial program for what was to become the U.S. National Lab on International Space Station.