Press Release

Orbital ATK and Lockheed Martin Join SpaceCom as Founding Sponsors

By SpaceRef Editor
July 9, 2015
Filed under , ,
SpaceCom, the Space Commerce Conference and Exposition, today announced Lockheed Martin and Orbital ATK as founding sponsors for the November 17-19 event at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. They join other founding sponsors — including Boeing, CASIS, MEI Technologies, Satellite Applications Catapult and Wyle — in the growing list of organizations focused on the application of space technologies to fuel business innovation across vital market sectors.
“There are many intersection points between space technology and land-based industries, but many of these opportunities are underutilized,” said Bob Richards, vice president of human spaceflight systems at Orbital ATK. “We are excited to see where the future of space commercialization will take us. SpaceCom is leading that future.”
Richard Jackson, director of NASA programs at Lockheed Martin added, “our sponsorship of SpaceCom confirms our focus of leveraging innovation across our company to solve our customer’s challenges in support of space exploration and scientific discovery. Many of the technologies or innovations required to meet challenges for space exploration can help address similar challenges in adjacent industries. SpaceCom will help open dialogues, build relationships, identify common challenges, and explore new markets for technologies and innovations that are solving challenges across multiple industries.”
In addition to aligning with the event as founding sponsors, Orbital ATK and Lockheed will participate in SpaceCom’s conference program. Former astronaut and President of Space Systems Group at Orbital ATK, Frank L. Culbertson, Jr. will join the “Business Opportunities in Low Earth Orbit” panel discussion focusing on the commercial possibilities for all industry sectors in low Earth orbit and the sub-orbital environments. Vice President and General Manager of the Civil Space line of Business at Lockheed Martin, Wanda Sigur, will participate in “The State of Global Space Commerce” panel discussing how all sectors of the economy are, or could be, benefitting from the new technological opportunities emerging from the commercial space sector.
Convening November 17-19, 2015 in Houston, SpaceCom will host a dynamic three-day event engineered to fuel business innovation across the medical, energy, transportation, communications and advanced manufacturing industries. SpaceCom distinctly unites public and private stakeholders involved in domestic and international space commerce with a new group of global business executives looking for competitive advantage through the application of space technology to their industries. For more information about SpaceCom, or to register, please visit

SpaceRef staff editor.