31 August–2 September 2015
Pasadena Convention Center, Pasadena, California

Explore SPACE Forum 2015

Your return on investment will be high. The multiple opportunities you have to advance your career personally by learning, to advance your career professionally by networking…is worth the price of admission.—Lt. Gen Larry D. James, USAF (Ret.), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

AIAA SPACE 2015 combines the best aspects of technical conferences with insights from respected leaders, providing a single, integrated forum for navigating the key challenges and opportunities affecting the future direction of global space policy, capabilities, planning, research and development, funding, security, environmental issues, and international markets.

Diverse crowd

What’s Unique about AIAA Space 2015?

AIAA SPACE 2015 features more than 350 technical papers, and the best papers from researchers around the world, ensuring that you’ll find the latest scientific and technical research that will advance your capabilities to improve or develop new space assets, find business solutions, and achieve your goals.

Plenary and Forum 360 Sessions

Plenary and Forum 360 panelists will walk you through recent accomplishments, discover how those successes have been applied to today’s programs, and explore future possibilities, in the areas of:

  • Planetary Exploration
  • Human Spaceflight
  • Robotic Planetary Exploration
  • Commercially Viable Business Opportunities
  • Cybersecurity
  • Earth Science and Remote Sensing


von Kármán Lecture

Monday, 31 August 2015, 1800 – 1900 hrs, Grand Ballroom DE

Robert Q. Fugate
Manager and Owner, Arctelum, LLC
Senior Research Advisor, Emeritus, New Mexico Tech
Former Senior Scientist, Air Force Research Laboratory, Kirtland AFB
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics: A Revolution for Ground-Based Astronomy 

William H. Pickering Lecture

Tuesday, 1 September, 1800–1900 hrs, Ballroom D-E

Glen Fountain   Bonnie J. Buratti
Project Manager
New Horizons Mission
Applied Physics Laboratory
Johns Hopkins University
  Principal Scientist and Supervisor:
Comets, Asteroids, and Satellites Group
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

“New Horizons: The Engineering and Science behind the Pluto Encounter 

What to Expect

  • Almost 1,000 participants from more than 100 institutions in 21 countries
  • More than 350 papers reporting on the latest innovations in space technology, exploration, and operations
  • Dedicated events for students and young professionals
  • A technology-driven exposition

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