Space Access 2019 Marks Return of Conference on Affordable, Reliable Access to Space


Intense content-rich schedule and networking await attendees

FREMONT, Calif., April 2, 2019 (Space Access Society PR) — The space industry is feeling seismic shifts in the technologies and economics of launching and operating Earth-orbiting satellites. While casual observers greet these trends with surprise and excitement, radical reduction in the cost of launch has long been a key objective of the Space Access Conference. The track record of conference participants in fostering these changes underscores how seriously they take this. After a two-year hiatus, Space Access is back, with this year’s epicenter moved west.

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Space Access 2019 Registration & Room Discount Deadlines This Tuesday 3/26


Space Access 2019 will be the next round of Space Access Society’s conference on the technology, business, and politics of radically cheaper space transportation, brought to you this year by the Bay Area’s own Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society with SAS’s cooperation and support.

And it’s coming up fast! Three weeks from this Thursday SA2019 gets underway.

Conference Registration goes up after this Wednesday March 27th, from the current $180 advance rate for Regular membership to $220, other rates also rising. Register now, save money, and avoid the At-Door Registration line!

Hotel Rooms: There’s no guarantee the Marriott will honor our special $130 room rates after this Tuesday March 26th – our rate block is already sold out for Wednesday night, and Thursday-Saturday are going fast, so book your room soon also!  (Right now it looks like post-3/26 Marriott rates will be considerably higher for Thursday, but probably about the same for Friday and Saturday – for now.  No guarantees, unless you book your room now.)

And, our Hospitality Space needs your help!  We’ve run into local budget problems with putting on our traditional Hospitality spread – Learn How You Can Help!

SA2019 conference schedule: On Thursday 4/18, we feature the current  Entrepreneurial Revolution in Smallsat Launch. On Friday 4/19, the near-future transition to Reusable-Rocket Transport Networks in Cislunar Space. And on Saturday 4/20, the eventual transition to Getting There Faster: Advanced High-Energy Space Propulsion.  See the full schedule at SA2019  program.

Latest SA2019 conference info is at http://space-access.org/updates/sa2019info.html

Space Access Conference Returns After 3 Year Absence


Space Access 2019 Conference

The Technology, Business, and Politics of
Radically Cheaper Space Transportation

at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley, April 18-21

Space Access 2019 will be the next round of Space Access Society’s conference on the technology, business, and politics of radically cheaper space transportation, brought to you this year in cooperation with the Bay Area’s own Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society.

SA2019 will feature a cross-section of the growing cheap access community, talking about what’s going on now and what happens next, in an intensive informal atmosphere, single-track throughout so you don’t have to miss anything. Space Access has been described as “Hackers” for rocket people, with better content than other space conferences costing many times more. It’s three days of total immersion in making the future happen.

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It’s Baaack! Space Access Conference to Return in 2019


FREMONT, Calif., October 19, 2018 (Space Access Society PR) – We are very pleased to announce that there will be a Space Access Conference next spring, April 18th-21st 2019, in California’s Bay Area at the Fremont Marriott Silicon Valley.

Space Access 2019 will be run by a team from the Experimental Rocket Propulsion Society with advice & support from us. The SA2019 Conference Chair will be ERPS’ Michael Wallis, with much relevant experience with both space and conference running. Proceeds (if any) will benefit both ERPS and SAS.

We expect the conference style will evolve – that’s one of the benefits of bringing in a new crew with fresh perspectives. But the essence of Space Access will remain the same: Three intensive days focusing on the technology, business, and politics of radically cheaper space transportation, discussed in depth by a cross-section of the people making it happen.

We will post occasional pointers to updated conference information on the space-access.org website, but the primary web page for SA2019 information https://sa2019.erps.org/. Check it out for conference hotel and registration information, and for the conference program as it evolves.

See you all there in six months!

Space Access Conference Updated Agenda

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Space Access ’16 Conference Information

April 7th – 9th, 2016
at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North
Updated 02/27/16

Space Access ’16 is Space Access Society’s twenty-third annual conference on the business, technology, and politics of radically cheaper access to space, this year with a strong sub-focus on policy decisions and technology directions needed for Beyond Low Orbit: The Next Step Out.

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Space Access 16 Conference Detailed Agenda

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April 7th – 9th, 2016
at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North

Updated 02/21/16

Space Access ’16 is Space Access Society’s twenty-third annual conference on the business, technology, and politics of radically cheaper access to space, this year with a strong sub-focus on Beyond Low Orbit: The Next Step Out.

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Registration Open for Space Access 16

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Space Access ’16 Conference Registration Open

April 7th – 9th, 2016

at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North

Conference Registration

Advance registration is now open for SA’16, Space Access Society’s next annual conference on the business, technology, and politics of radically cheaper access to space, this year with a strong sub-focus on Beyond Low Orbit: The Next Step Out. Our upcoming conference will (as usual) feature a cross-section of the growing cheap access community, talking about what’s going on now and what we should be doing next, in a fast-paced intensive informal atmosphere.

SA’16 registration remains at $120 in advance, $140 at the door, student rate $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Day rates Thu/Fri/Sat will be $60/$60/$60 and $20/$20/$20 student, and will be available at the door only. You can register in advance by mailing a check, along with your name, email, and desired organization name (if any) for your badge to Space Access ’16, PO Box 16034, Phoenix AZ 85011, or register online via Paypal or your credit card.
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Space Access ’16 Conference Now Open for Registration

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Space Access ’16 Conference Registration Open
April 7th – 9th, 2016
at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North

Conference Registration

Advance registration is now open for SA’16, Space Access Society’s next annual conference on the business, technology, and politics of radically cheaper access to space, this year with a strong sub-focus on Beyond Low Orbit: The Next Step Out. Our upcoming conference will (as usual) feature a cross-section of the growing cheap access community, talking about what’s going on now and what we should be doing next, in a fast-paced intensive informal atmosphere.

SA’16 registration remains at $120 in advance, $140 at the door, student rate $40 in advance and $50 at the door. Day rates Thu/Fri/Sat will be $60/$60/$60 and $20/$20/$20 student, and will be available at the door only. You can register in advance by mailing a check, along with your name, email, and desired organization name (if any) for your badge to Space Access ’16, PO Box 16034, Phoenix AZ 85011, or register online via Paypal or your credit card.

(Keep an eye on SA’16 Info for preliminary details on the conference agenda in the next week or so.)

Conference Hotel

We’ll once again be at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North, 10220 N Metro Parkway E in Phoenix Arizona, with Space Access conference room rates of $97 a night plus tax, single/double, rate includes the hotel full-breakfast buffet. This is the same recently-renovated location as last year, with a wide variety of restaurants and shopping a short walk away. Click on this link to reserve your room at our rate, or call the Radisson at 602 997-5900 and ask for the “Space Access Conference” rate (good for up to three days before and after our dates.)

Conference Schedule

We’ll be opening Registration and Hospitality at noon on Thursday 4/7, commencing programming sometime after 1 pm Thursday, running (with breaks) till ~10 pm, Friday 9 am till ~10 pm, then Saturday 9 am till ~6 pm, with Saturday evening hanging out, talking and partying to follow till late. Our overall schedule will include roughly twenty-one hours on the latest and most interesting developments in this fast-moving field.

Supporting The Conference

As for SA’16 conference funding, our sustainability goal is once again to raise ten thousand dollars. If you believe that Space Access conferences are useful to this community, and that keeping conference prices as low as possible for all of us who are still students, hungry amateurs, or tight-budget startup pros is still the way to go, help, please. Mail a donation of whatever size – fifty, a hundred, a thousand, it all helps – via check to: Space Access Society, PO Box 16034, Phoenix AZ 85011. (There will also be an online donation button soon, but for now, sending checks would be hugely helpful.)

(Note that this is NOT tax-deductible, as we are not a 501c-anything. It is however entirely confidential, as we have never and will never share or disclose in any way our supporters’ names. Our ongoing gratitude goes out to all who’ve supported us over the years and who continue to help.)

Latest Update on Space Access 15

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From Henry Vanderbilt:

Sunday 4/26/15 – We’ve posted our Final Pre-Conference Update for Space Access’15, with the latest near-final schedule plus Travel, Conference Style, and Speakers information, at http://space-access.org/updates/sa15info.html

The Radisson still has rooms available, at http://www.radisson.com/reservation/itineraryEntrance.do?hotelCode=USAPNIX&promotionalCode=SPA

SA’15 Online Conference Registration closes after Tuesday, so register now, at http://space-access.org/updates/sa15PreRegister.html

SA’15 At-Door Registration will open at noon on Thursday April 30th in the Radisson Phoenix North main ballroom lobby, and SA’15 sessions will commence at 1:30 pm sharp. See you there!

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Space Access Society Update

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Space Access Update #139
  3/14/15
Copyright 2015 by Space Access Society
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In this Issue:

FY’16 Political Season Underway: Early Roundup

House Passes NASA Authorization

Commercial Crew Contracts

FAA AST “Learning Period” Extension

Our Colleagues Have Been Busy

                          Pioneering Space Summit

                          Alliance For Space Development

                          March Storm

         Space Access ’15 Conference April 30 – May 2, 2015 in Phoenix

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FY’16 Political Season Underway: Early Roundup

While we’ve been putting together our upcoming Space Access Conference, another DC space political season has been getting underway. It’s time we took a quick look at what’s going on so far. In no particular order… (more…)

Registration Open for Space Access 15

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Space Access ’15 Conference Site Set, Registration Open
April 30th – May 2nd
Radisson Hotel Phoenix North Conference Hotel

We now have a site under contract for SA’15, Space Access Society’s next annual conference on the business, technology, and politics of radically cheaper access to space.

We’ll be at the Radisson Hotel Phoenix North, 10220 N Metro Parkway E in Phoenix Arizona, with Space Access conference room rates of $99 a night plus tax, rate includes a 25% discount on the hotel full-breakfast buffet. Click on this link to reserve your room at our rate, or call the Radisson at 602 997-5900 and ask for the “Space Access Conference” rate (good for up to three days before and after our dates.)

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Space Access Society Update

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Space Access Update #137 Followup

12/08/14

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Commercial Crew Funding

We noted in Update #137 that NASA’s funding requirement for the final (CCtCap) phase of Commercial Crew vehicle development is likely to increase radically over the next two years, and that this could be a problem.

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Space Access Society Update

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Space Access Update #136 7/27/14
Copyright 2014 by Space Access Society

In this Issue:

– Bill Gaubatz
– Experienced Engineering Teams And US Space Launch Development Policy
– SLS Sole-Sourcing
– 2014 Space Politics: Halftime Report

  • Senate Appropriations Impasse, Other Legislation
  • Commercial Crew & Cargo at Crossroads
  • Defense Launch & Propulsion Politics

– Supporting Space Access

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Space Access ’14 Conference Cancelled

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This is a downer. My favorite space conference canceled this year, per this note from Henry Vanderbilt:

Space Access ’14 Cancelled

I very much regret to announce that, due to circumstances arising that will require a great deal of my time in coming months, this April’s Space Access conference is cancelled. We’ll be contacting those who paid for advance SA’14 registrations at SA’13 about refunds this week. (If you haven’t heard from us by this weekend, email us at space.access@mindspring.com, with the subject line SA’14 Refund.)

— Henry Vanderbilt, Space Access ’14 Conference Manager