The second annual Space Mobility Conference unfolded in collaboration with the U.S. Space Force and Space Systems Command, addressing pivotal challenges and opportunities within the dynamic space domain. The event brought together commercial industry executives and government officials to dissect the intersection of commercial innovation and government demand, focusing on national service-based needs for national defense strategies.
Attendees engaging at the Space Enterprise Consortium Booth
Event Overview & Agenda
The conference’s agenda delved into critical themes such as On-Orbit Servicing, Mobility and Logistics, exploring the potential for commercial support in military operations, rapid delivery from/through space and spaceport resiliency through global partnerships. Expert panels offered realistic insights into space risks, adversarial threats and the competitive landscape, laying the foundation for future collaborations.
Government and industry leaders actively participated, including representatives from the Space Force, Air Force, NOAA, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce and Defense Innovation Unit. Prime aerospace contractors such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Blue Origin were pivotal in cultivating collaboration.
Maj. Duddles presenting a year in review at the SpEC networking event
At booth #523, the Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) proudly showcased its capabilities, marking a notable 70% non-traditional membership distribution and more than $2 billion in all-time contracts awarded, with 60% directed towards new defense organizations.
Members engaged in pragmatic conversations about how SpEC accelerates space technology innovations through its extensive network spanning commercial industry and academia. At the booth, Major Philip “Phil” R. Duddles, the SpEC Program Manager, engaged in one-on-one sessions with SpEC members to actively discuss his vision for the program in 2024 and beyond.
Following the event, NSTXL hosted a networking event featuring a presentation from SSC Leadership. Both members and non-members alike engaged in networking opportunities, enjoyed dinner and walked away with exclusive SpEC Swag, reinforcing the collaborative spirit of the space community.
Both SpEC members and non-members at the networking event
Thanks to the organizers, speakers and everyone involved in making the Space Mobility Conference a success. This co-location brought together Space Mobility with SpaceCom | Space Congress and the Global Spaceport Alliance Spaceport Summit, fostering meaningful conversations that translated into tangible actions.
The event showcased SpEC’s current capabilities and set the stage for future collaborations and advancements in the space industry. Consider becoming a SpEC member for exclusive insights into future opportunities in the ever-evolving space domain.
The Space Enterprise Consortium (SpEC) was created in 2017 through the Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center. SpEC was created to bridge the cultural gap between military buyers and commercial space startups and small businesses through OTAs. SpEC’s innovative contracting process allows them to solicit bids from a mix of member companies including companies that have not previously done work with the DoD.
NSTXL is focused on building a network of innovators and creators across the most sought-after emerging technology fields. As an open-source platform, our approach was designed to encourage network growth and collaboration without stifling change. We support our network by providing commercial-term contracting, open-source technology discovery, modern-day marketing outreach, a strongly interconnected network for easy teaming and cybersecurity compliance support.