NSMSS and CRASTE 2021 event explores advanced materials and technologies for commercial space

The National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) are two space-focused forums occurring June 21-24, 2021.


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NSMMS and CRASTE 2021 event.

Photo Credit: NSMSS and CRASTE

The 2021 National Space & Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS) and the 2021 Commercial and Government Responsive Access to Space Technology Exchange (CRASTE) continue their legacy in bringing together technologists, users and decision-makers with a co-located event taking place June 21-24, 2021 in Rockville, M.D., U.S., at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center. Both space-focused conferences, discussion involves key technology issues related to space, missiles, hypersonic systems and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for defense and research and development (R&D) pursuits.

Specifically, NSMMS focuses on the material industry’s needs and most recent advances to enable new capabilities for challenges associated with new and future space and missile systems. A special focus is given to advanced materials technology development.

CRASTE brings system integrators and subsystem technology experts together to improve space access capabilities and responsiveness. Special focus is given to the integration of emerging technologies, including advanced concepts, with space-access architectures to create new markets and improve existing systems for government and commercial users.

The 2021 forum will also have a joint senior-level Plenary Session; a variety of technical sessions covering ground-breaking research and technology; a deep dive into special topics via a full day of tutorials and workshops; a Small Business Forum designed to match small business capabilities with OEM and agency needs; a student grant program which promotes college-level participation in science and technology; a work-share and job board program to promote workforce development; an exhibit show; a technical poster session; and a variety of networking and collaboration events.

Topics this year include:

  • Additive Manufacturing for Space and Missile Materials
  • Advances in Ground System and Range Operations
  • Development, Processing and Testing of Advanced Materials
  • Emerging Entry, Descent and Recovery Systems and Technologies
  • Emerging Propulsion Systems
  • Ground and Flight Test Methodologies
  • High-Altitude/Sub-Orbital Platforms and Experiments
  • Hypersonics
  • Innovative Test Methodologies and Platforms
  • Integrated Vehicle Health Management (IVHM) and Integrated System Health Monitoring (ISHM)
  • Missiles and Missile Defense
  • Mission Operations and Experiments in Space
  • Orbital Access for Small Payloads
  • Reducing Cost, Increasing Safety and Improving Reliability
  • Space Access and Propulsion.

Additional details and registration can be found here.


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