WE INVITE YOU TO PARTICIPATE
The Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) matches system integrators with subsystem technology providers to enable new responsive space access capabilities. For 2013, CRASTE is collocating with the National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) to provide an even broader and more comprehensive experience for participants. Steering committees for CRASTE and NSMMS are coordinating topics and schedules to minimize duplication of topics and maximize the number of areas covered at the two events. NSMMS focuses on the material and process needs and advances in the industry to enable new capability (http://www.usasymposium.com/nsmms/default.htm). CRASTE focuses on integration of emerging technologies and emerging space access architectures to satisfy new and existing markets.
This year’s special focus for CRASTE is near term technologies that are approaching flight.
- Almost all launch systems projected for the next 10 years such as SLS and EELV upgrades are beyond S&T. NASA Launch System contracts are all in place including studies/tech insertion to replace the solid strap-ons for SLS.
- Pico/nano launch, high tempo for conventional strike, disaggregated satellites, hosting, etc. appear to be the current next generation focus of DoD.
Session topics this year include:
- Systems Integration
- Sub-Orbital Concepts and Capabilities
- Hypersonic Vehicle and Propulsion Concepts & Thermal Management/Protection
- Rocket Propulsion Accomplishments/Plans
- Pico/Nano Launch
- Reducing Cost, Increasing Safety
CRASTE Partners with NSMMS in 2013!
CRASTE has partnered with the National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) for the first time ever. What this means for you-- you can attend two events with one trip and one registration fee, experience an expanded exhibit show and poster session, have more people to network and exchange ideas with, and have even more technical talks to participate in. NSMMS attendance is typically between 350 – 450 people each year. For more information on NSMMS, visit www.usasymposium.com/nsmms
Attendance at the CRASTE is restricted to US Citizens and Permanent Residents ONLY and is ITAR Restricted in accordance with DoD directive 5230.5 under the provisions of Public Law 98-94, “Department of Defense Authorization Act, 1984,” Section 1217, Sept 24, 1983. This conference is not open to the general public. Presentations may not be more restrictive than Distribution C. More information about CRASTE attendance requirements can be found on the Security Page. NSMMS is held at the same security and distribution levels.