NSMMS & CRASTE Joint Symposia

June 22, 2020 - June 25, 2020

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Hosted By: Blue52 Productions

Location: Rockville, MD

NSMMS and CRASTE, two space- focused symposia, will co-locate events for the 8th year at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Rockville, MD. These co-located symposia continue their outstanding legacy in bringing together technologists, users, and decision makers from across the nation. Key discussion involves key technology issues related to space, missile, hypersonic systems, and a variety of ground-breaking commercial space topics necessary for our country’s defense and research and development pursuits.

What this means for you – you can attend two events with one trip, 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 Information

The NSMMS brings together the nation’s technology leaders to review the critical challenges of materials, processing, and manufacturing for space, missile, and hypersonic systems. System engineers, designers, scientists, researchers, managers, and senior leaders will be in attendance from the Joint Services, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S. Department of Energy, academia, and industry. The government’s active participation in this event helps provide direction to our senior leaders, research scientists, and engineers in the industry in order to keep our capabilities internationally competitive and our defense systems the best in the world. The symposium has established a format that focuses on key materials and processing challenges associated with system and component needs on the critical path to enabling current and future capabilities. The NSMMS maintains this focus to directly convey the importance of supporting advanced materials technology development to a diverse audience of researchers, planners, managers, and senior leadership . Advanced materials are crucial to the improved performance and reliability of both commercial and defense systems. As a national materials community, it is important to establish and continue an exchange with our leaders, emphasizing that advanced materials research must be a priority for the country.

CRASTE Information

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

  • Reducing Cost, Increasing Safety, Improving Reliability
  • Emerging Propulsion Systems
  • Responsive Access for Pico/Nano/Small Payloads
  • Advances in Ground Systems and Range Operations
  • High Altitude/Sub-Orbital Experiments & Capabilities
  • Innovative Test Methodologies and Platforms
  • Emerging Entry, Descent, and Recovery Systems and Technologies
  • Lightweight Expendables

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