Securing Your Place in Space: Space Tech Expo 2019

NPI Services, Inc. will be at Space Tech Expo 2019 to assist you in securing your place in space! We will showcase the latest in electronic manufacturing services, R&D prototypes, PWB layout and fabrication, component kitting, full turn-key assembly, and more. Be sure to stop by Booth 2035 to say “hi” to the NPI Services, Inc. team!  Expo hours are May 21st 9am-5:30 pm and May 22nd, 9am-4pm at the Pasadena Convention Center. Our booth has a great location between the Free Technical Sessions Theater and the StaticStop booth. We look forward to discussing your quick-turn, electronic manufacturing requirements.

Featuring such industry stalwarts as Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Curtiss-Wright, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and hundreds of other major suppliers, government agencies, startups, and innovators, Space Tech Expo 2019 and Conference in Pasadena, California promises two full, fascinating days of networking and knowledge sharing. Leaders in civil, military, and commercial space applications will be there to talk about technology services for spacecraft, satellite and launcher systems and sub-systems.

What to Expect at Space Tech Expo 2019

This year’s Space Tech Expo will cover such topics as cryogenics, laser systems, nanotechnology, imaging, environmental testing, magnetics, capacitors, engineering, precision machining, 3D printing, mission management, reconnaissance satellites, and much more. The Expo connects specialists across the supply chain with interactive product demonstrations. The Free Technical Sessions at the Free Technical Sessions Theater (next to our booth!) feature industry experts in developing technologies, who will address the four focus areas of the show: Aerospace Testing; Industry 4.0; Components, Parts and Assemblies; and Space Systems development.

The amazing lineup of presenters on Day One includes Lockheed Martin Thermal Engineer Leah Raffaeli, PhD speaking about MDAO (Multidisciplinary Analysis and Optimization) to achieve cost-effectiveness and sustainability. Honeywell Staff Systems Engineer Jon Shick will discuss RHBD (Radiation-Hardened by Design) components, and NASA JPL Senior Antenna/Microwave Engineer Nacer Chahat, PhD, will relate a technology infusion story featuring the RainCube mission from a rough concept in an R&D proposal to a fully flight-qualified design – which was demonstrated in space in July 2018 – in a timeframe of just four years. Day Two will feature several more informative presentations from experts in technologies across the supply chain, about essential topics including forming mutually beneficial and long-term supplier relationships, taking advantage of additive manufacturing today to speed development and production of space applications, plus more of the latest technology for space.

The 2019 Space Tech Expo Conference Big Ideas

This year’s Conference also covers the four main focus areas: Industry 4.0; Space Systems; Components, Parts and Assemblies; and Testing. The Expo features C-level decision-makers, senior engineering professionals, and supply chain managers and business development professionals. Speakers and presenters come from US Department of Defense organizations, space agencies, Tier 1, 2, and 3 suppliers, and startups.

Some of the Conference main speakers include industry leaders Northrop Grumman Vice President Kent Rominger, Maxar Vice President Al Tadros, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine, Commercial Spaceflight Federation President Eric Stallmer, Phase Four CEO Beau Jarvis, and Olis Robotics Director of Government Relations Dr. Blaine Levedahl.

“The space industry,” notes the conference overview, “is currently undergoing a transformation where new partnerships and business models are implemented to make sure business becomes more agile, fast and cost-efficient.” NPI Services, Inc. is proud to be at the forefront of this transformation, with a business model built on innovation and expertise combined with quick turn-around times and targeted manufacturing for a variety of specific needs.