Representatives from government, academia, industry, and the military will gather in Michigan Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to discuss aerospace industry issues, trends, technology, and the future commercialization of low Earth orbit space.
The Sterling Heights-based Michigan Aerospace Manufacturers Association is conducting its annual North American Space Summit, in person, in at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa in Traverse City.
The summit comes on the heels of the announcements of launch sites to be developed at Oscoda-Wurtsmith Airport, 47 miles south of Alpena on the shores of Lake Huron, and north of Marquette in the Upper Peninsula on the shores of Lake Superior. Both sites are expected to be fully operational by 2025.
Among the event’s more than 50 speakers and panelists, including presidents, CEOs, and senior executives of space-related companies and organizations, is Major General John E. Shaw, commander of the U.S. Space Force.
“The focus of the North American Space Summit is to provide an educational and networking forum for aerospace stakeholders from academia, government, and commercial organizations,” says Gavin Brown, executive director of MAMA. “Attendees representing small- and medium-size enterprises in the fields of engineering and manufacturing will have the opportunity to participate in B2B meetings with the presenting prime contractors.”
Presentations and panel discussions throughout the event will brief attendees on current and planned commercial and defense space projects, detailing the needs and opportunities available to the USA’s supplier network.
“Whether it is the Pentagon’s new Space Force, nano/microsatellite networks, or missile defense systems, near Earth outer space is becoming crowded with business opportunities,” Brown says. “Growth focused enterprises who aspire to be part of the next generation of high-tech companies will benefit from attending this event.”
To register by Aug. 27 for the NASS, which includes an optional golf outing and winery reception, visit here.
To view a list of COVID-19 pandemic-related safety protocols being enacted at the space summit, visit here.