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Space Science & Technology

Access the summit recordings, available below.

Find out what’s driving the scientific discoveries that are propelling the space economy.

ASCENDxSummits are half-day interdisciplinary events featuring keynote presentations, panels, and workshops designed to bring you up to date on trends and technology, and to help you form partnerships that will advance space commerce, exploration, and discovery.

The recordings of this summit, focused on Space Science and Technology, are available for you to view.


Summit Speakers

Here are just some of the 45+ speakers who shared their wisdom and expertise during this ASCENDxSummit.

Who should attend?

You! And everyone interested in the space ecosystem.

Join scientists, entrepreneurs, investors, physicians, national security leaders, educators & students for this special online summit.

Remember that if you’ve already registered for the full ASCEND event, you’ll be granted special access to the ASCENDxSummits!

How does it work?

Start by saving the date for the upcoming ASCENDxSummits, or registering to attend if available and if you haven’t already!

Closer to each summit, you’ll be sent more instructions for the day-of. You’ll then have full access to every session from the best seat in the house.

What will you learn?

The sky’s the limit! Each ASCENDxSummit has an overarching theme and multiple tracks with sessions that are compelling to you or will help you blaze your own trail.

For the August summit, you have the opportunity to learn about everything from science and technology programs, to partnership opportunities for payload hosting and research and development within the civil, commercial, and national security space sectors. Check out the summit recordings to learn more.

What does it cost?

The ASCENDxSummits are FREE.

Note that some sessions or tracks are reserved for special access, only available to paid full ASCEND registrants.

We welcome the entire space community and those passionate about learning more about space exploration to the ASCENDxSummits.

Summit Tracks

With five curated tracks on topics you care about most, this summit lets you choose your own adventure.

So whether you decide to dive deep into one track for the entire event, or you explore a little bit of everything this summit has to offer, you should come away with new insights and relationships that can help you do your job more effectively.

Science and Technology

What’s NASA planning next? Find out directly from the NASA Science Mission Directorate itself as their leaders provide updates from current missions, as well as insights into exciting, upcoming partnership opportunities.

Telecom in Space

A reliable communication infrastructure in space is critical to our success and survival. Witness first-hand discussions between leaders from SpaceX, American Tower, and NASA about the exciting future of telecom on Earth and in space.

LEO Research & Development

When it comes to space, research drives decisions. Which is why you can’t miss the ISS U.S. National Laboratory and NASA sessions on the past, present, and future of R&D programs and partnerships in low Earth orbit.

The Human Element

Space exploration is a uniquely human endeavor. Discover how established terrestrial industries are finding new ways to support living in space and bringing new technologies back to Earth, and learn from the unique experiences of space industry leaders.

National Security Space

How do we ensure safety and security in space? Learn how the U.S. Department of Defense plans to organize, train, and equip forces that protect U.S. and allied security, and to accelerate the adoption of commercial technologies.

Summit Schedule

19 August 2020 | 1000 – 1400 hrs ET | Online

Get ready to tap into insights from leaders in the space science and technology community. Schedule below is subject to change.

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