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Space 2010 Conference & Exposition kicks off Monday in Anaheim

Four-day event will discuss the future of technology and exploration of the solar system.

By Casey GomezPublished: August 27, 2010 01:52 PM

The nation’s brightest in the aerospace industry will descend upon Orange County on Monday to discuss the future of space exploration and technology.

The four-day American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics – or AIAA – Space 2010 Conference & Exposition, which will be held at the Anaheim Convention Center and Hilton Anaheim, is slated to draw in about 1,200 attendees.

With the theme of Space: Imagine, Innovate, Collaborate, SPACE 2010 will cover three matters: developing technologies that will aid future exploration of the solar system and the universe, creating more affordable ways to launch spacecraft, and promoting opportunities for the government and industry to build future systems.

SPACE 2010’s discussions will include space robotics, emerging entrepreneurial companies in the industry, the newest developments in space-based national security systems and colonization.

Other topics include space history, medicine, law and policy, logistics, operations, remote sensing systems and sensors, transportation and launch systems, systems engineering and space economics.

In addition, the 28th annual AIAA International Communications Satellite Systems Conference — or ICSSC-2010 — will be held during the SPACE 2010 conference. Themed Broadband for All, ICSSC-2010 will explore solutions to the high demand for bandwidth, focusing on using satellites to provide broadband to economically or technically challenged areas.

The conference’s Education Alley program is expected to draw thousands of area students, offering children the chance to participate in hands-on learning activities. The program will strengthen the value of subjects such as science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and it will expose students to a possible career in aerospace engineering and science.

AIAA SPACE 2010 kicks off Monday, Aug. 30, and it will conclude on Thursday, Sept. 2. For more information, visit aiaa.org/events/space or aiaa.org/events/icssc.

The AIAA is dedicated to the global aerospace profession, bringing together industry, academia and government. AIAA is the world’s largest technical society with more than 35,000 members worldwide.

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