2020 Conference on Advanced Power Systems for Deep Space Exploration

Exploration of the solar system is entering its seventh decade. Along the way, innovations in power systems have played a critical role in expanding this exploration campaign, which now features missions to Kuiper Belt objects and interstellar space. The key role of power systems is evidenced by the Voyager spacecraft; these systems that still operate on radioisotope thermoelectric generators after more than 40 years in space. The Juno mission is utilizing the largest area solar array ever flown into deep space, operating at the farthest distance an array has ever powered a spacecraft.

Innovation continues to drive an ever-growing list of mission-enhancing and mission-enabling technologies for deep space exploration, including higher efficiency power electronics, low-irradiance/low-temperature solar cells, radioisotope and fission power systems, and advanced energy storage technologies. Exciting new missions driven by these innovations are on the horizon, including sample return missions, powered flight on Mars and Titan, exploration of the ocean worlds, missions to the ice giants, and plans to return to the Moon. Advanced mission concepts such as in situ resource utilization, power beaming, climbing robots, landers surviving the lunar night and subsurface access/exploration on ocean worlds will all depend on more capable power systems in the coming decades.

The 2020 Conference on Advanced Power Systems for Deep Space Exploration will pick up where the 2018 conference left off and look again to the future of deep space power systems.

2020 Air, Space, & Cyber Conference


Over 12,000 attendees were treated to 3 days of informative speaker sessions and more than 149 exhibitor booths at AFA’s 2019 Air, Space, & Cyber Conference. The conference was themed “Expanding the Competitive Edge.” Check out audio recordings, videos, program guide, and photos of the 2019 conference and explore in-depth coverage by Air Force Magazine.

Space and Missile Defense Symposium

The Space and Missile Defense Symposium is the leading educational, professional development, and networking event in the space and missile defense community. The symposium is widely attended by leaders and professionals from the United States and our allies around the world.

2020 AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

Five Reasons You Should Attend the Forum

The 2020 AIAA AVIATION Forum is headed to Reno! The program will feature discussions with respected aviation leaders—providing a single, structured gathering to help delegates navigate the key challenges and opportunities affecting the direction of global aviation policy, research and development, technological proliferation, environmental issues, and emerging markets. There are many reasons why you should attend the forum, but we’ve narrowed it down to five.

1. Integrated Program

AIAA AVIATION Forum is the only event that covers the entire integrated spectrum of aviation business, research, development, and technology.

2. Papers, Papers, Papers

Your peers will present over 1,100 technical presentations on the latest innovations spanning 20+ aviation and aeronautics research topics that will drive advancements in the industry.

3. Make Connections

The forum will bring over 2,500 participants together from across the globe representing hundreds of government, academic, and private institutions. You’ll have daily networking opportunities to meet prospective employers, engage with industry leadership, and connect with your peers.

4. Learn Skills

Stay at the top of your game by registering for a preforum course or workshop.

5. Hear from Experts

The speakers and panelists participating in the plenary and Forum 360 sessions are proven business leaders and innovators. They are thought leaders, with their fingers on the pulse of the aviation industry.

49th Power Sources Conference

The Power Sources Conference is the oldest, continually-held, biennial conference devoted to research and development of power source, energy conversion, power distribution, and management technologies for military use. The conference goal is to bring government, industry, and academic researchers and developers together to discuss advances in power and energy technologies to support the growing power demands of military platforms and electronic systems. Attendees are comprised of representatives from organizations within the U.S. Department of Defense and other government agencies who are responsible for designing, researching, developing, engineering, and transitioning power and energy components and systems, along with industry and academic partners supporting collaborative research and manufacturing of such products. The conference features technical presentations and exhibits on the latest advances in materials, primary and rechargeable batteries, fuel cells, and power systems while offering the opportunity to network with government researchers, academic, and industrial colleagues.

You are cordially invited to attend the 49th Power Sources Conference, which will take place at the Sawgrass Marriott Golf Resort & Spa, Jacksonville, FL, from June 15-18, 2020. This year’s technical program focuses on high-energy batteries, fuel cells, and other portable and mobile power sources. In addition, you are sure to enjoy the exhibition, hospitality suites, and social functions.