Addressing the theme “Sparking Ingenuity and Collaboration to Enable Mission Success” the 2013 AIAA Space Conference and Exposition (SPACE) featured frank and forward-looking discussions designed to review the current achievements in space and highlight new initiatives and plans, while surfacing the key issues and challenges that need to be addressed in order to define clear roadmaps for future progress. Leaders from government, industry, and academia shared their ideas on how to focus the great talent and resources of the space community on the future. Held 10 - 12 September 2013 in San Diego, California, SPACE 2013 was sponsored by The Boeing Company, Lockheed Martin, and Northrop Grumman.
Plenary sessions focused on:
- A Conversation with Space Executives
- The Evolving Landscape of the Space Business
- Space Exploration for Inspiration and Profit
- NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission
- Aligning Technology Roadmaps to Support Goals
- The Way Ahead for Space Based Weather Monitoring
The program also included panel sessions, technical paper sessions, and e-poster sessions that fostered open discussion with experts on current programs, future plans, innovations, and lessons learned.