Beyond SpaceX and Virgin Galactic: Trends for the Space Industry in 2018

February 15th 06:00 PM at 16-west-22nd-street 16 West 22nd Street, 6th Floor, New York NY 10010

Low Earth orbit (LEO) is exploding with new space technology, applications and opportunities. 

Fueling the growth are the shrewd investors who put up $3.9 billion dollars for commercial space companies in 2017. Small sats and cubesats, advanced satellite software, growing number of cross industry applications for space imagery, cheap access to space, tourism and orbiting private habitats—all of which are parts of a new economy in LEO. But sustainability is the key. In this session James Causey, Executive Director of SpaceCom and Steve Wolfe, Deputy Executive Director will review the key benchmarks the commercial space industry need reach in order to be sustainable and provide examples of the applications that space enabled services provide to industry, particularly in the area of predictive analytics. 


James Causey joined NTP in November 2014 and serves as the Executive Director of SpaceCom, an NTP annual event done in collaboration with NASA’s Johnson Space Center and the Houston economic development community. In this capacity, he oversees the strategic direction and day to day operations of all aspects of the event. He coordinates the activities of the Board of Advisors and Industry Advisory Committee setup to focus on event content and attendee experience. He also accesses the professional resources of NTP for sales, operations and marketing to assist the dedicated team of SpaceCom. Prior to joining NTP, James had over 30 years of diverse experience in varied business and event management roles. Most recently, he was President, Public Sector Media Group at 1105 Media in Vienna, Va. He has held other senior-executive positions at market-leading organizations, including Landmark Communications, Sabot Publishing, Ernst & Young and Cadmus Communications. James has an MBA from University of Maryland and BSc from Leeds Metropolitan University in the UK.  

Steven Wolfe is Deputy Executive Director of SpaceCom. His primary role is to develop the top level content for the SpaceCom conference, and generally support operations and business development activities. Steve began his career as a legislative aide to the late Cong. George E. Brown, Jr. (D-CA), where he oversaw space policy and served as executive director of Congressional Space Caucus. After leaving Capitol Hill, Steve built a career in the trade association field, working in executive capacities for organizations including, IEEE, Risk and Insurance Management Society, Royal Institute of Charter Surveyors, and the National Coffee Association. Steve has served on the board of directors of the National Space Society, was president of the New York Space Frontier Society and is an Advocate of the Space Frontier Foundation. Steve serves on the Board of Editors for the Journal of Space Philosophy.

This event is organized by the New York Space Alliance (NYSA), in collaboration with SpaceCom.  

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