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STARSHIP CONGRESS IV: BEND METAL
September 13-15, 2019   |   San Diego Air and Space Museum, California

MOMENTUS: SPACE
SC19 KEYNOTE SPEAKER ANNOUNCED
Need a lift? Momentus is building a final orbit delivery service for the $62 billion dollar Small Sat Service industry. (Credit: Momentus LLC)
We are pleased to announce our first Keynote, Mr. Mikhail Kokorich the President & Founder of Momentus, who is building orbit-to-orbit delivery service spacecraft.

Backed by Y-Combinator, Momentus recently raised $25.5M in Series A Funding to service the Small Satellite Launch Services Market, estimated at $62 billion total market share.
Momentus's 80kg VIGORIDE will be on display at Starship Congress 2019 in San Diego, California.

The VIGORIDE is capable of transporting 250kg spacecraft from LEO orbit insertion to a LEO operational orbit.
Momentus' shuttles, loaded with customer satellites, ride into space on either dedicated or rideshare rockets. After the rocket reaches its initial orbit, they separate from the rocket and start their own journey to deliver each satellite to its individual orbit. Current satellite shuttles are expendable, but the company is working to make them reusable in the future and plans to operate several types of satellite shuttles, each tailored to a specific mass and orbit capabilities.
Founded in 2017, in Santa Clara, CA, Momentus is a Shuttle service that moves satellites between orbits, which already has over 100 satellite services in the pipeline for their VIGORIDE LEO-to-LEO delivery service for small sats up to 250 Kg. The Momentus team is comprised of 21 young and experienced professionals from leading U.S. space companies and institutions including JPL, Penstate, Caltech, SpaceX, SSL and Busek.
The team has an aggressive R&D pipeline to construct larger orbit insertion spacecraft extending capabilities to be able to deliver satellites weighing 400kg and 2,000kg to Geosynchronous and eventually Lunar orbit. 
CONFERENCE REGISTERATION
Register for Starship Congress 2019 and join over 100 space entrepreneurs, researchers and venture capital groups. Check our or Kickstarter, already at 60% funded, with gorgeous new items. Thank you everyone! 
HOTELS
There are many excellent venues in San Diego to choose from. There is no conference block for the SC19 this time around so choose a hotel which suits your interests. Here's some ideas:

Hotel Avg Cost Distance
Marriott Vacation Club Pulse $250 1.3 miles
The Bristol Hotel $200 1.7 miles
Gaslamp Quarter Hotel $200 1.8 miles
Inn at the Park $179 1.9 miles
Best Western Plus Bayside $190 1.9 miles
Hotel Republic $297 2.0 miles
Wyndham San Diego Bayside $225 2.4 miles
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CONFERENCE TOPICS
Starship Congress 2019: Bend Metal focuses on transformative business development which support the eventual construction of a Starship, by creating viable business opportunities today:

Day 1: Great Ideas
  • Ideas, concepts, early innovations, research in need of prototyping, product development and commercialization,
  • Startups in space, manufacturing or services industries, "new space" businesses sharing success stories, lessons learned, obstacles, marketing or funding needs or scalability challenges.
Day 2: Incubators, Business and Product Developers
  • Incubators for space, manufacturing or services seeking to bring innovations to market.
  • Project managers, product developers, marketing specialists, systems engineers, rapid prototyping companies.
  • Patent, intellectual property protection, product certifications, state and federal technology transfer agencies.
Day 3: Funding Groups
  • Angel and Venture capital groups.
  • Grants departments, State and Federal funding agencies.
  • Universities and Foundations with programs for funding research and development efforts.
At SC19 this year we will create an environment where we can share ideas and information and create relationships by pairing groups with needs and resources needed to move ideas forward: Bend Metal.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES
Submit abstracts responsive to the conference themes, identifying a day to starshipcongress@icarusinterstellar.org by Sunday, September 1st, 2019. Talks will be approved on a rolling basis with the final agenda updated regularly on our website.
Submit a Paper
WHAT IS STARSHIP CONGRESS
Starship Congress 2013, Hilton Anatole, Houston, TX
Starship Congress 2015, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Starship Congress 2017, Hyatt Regency Monterey, CA
At Starship Congress we put the utmost emphasis on bringing people together in discussion on actions, research and initatives towards interstellar achievements. We commit to a Single-Track meeting, with consideration to people with accessibility and hearing disabilities.

We want you to enjoy your time and be sharp, sociable and well rested so we built in numerous breaks and "shake-it-off" events for conversations.

The outcome of this meeting will set the research priorities of our organization and will define our messaging for the next two years. We invite everyone to be a part of this process, because we understand that this is a Mission for all Humankind.

Thank you and see you in California!

BUILD A STARSHIP

Dr. Andreas Tziolas,
President, Icarus Interstellar
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