EJR-Quartz at the Reinventing Space Conference

Dirma van EckDirma van Eck
  12 October 2023

As technology advances and becomes more accessible, the world is witnessing a new era of space exploration. Private space companies are leading the way towards more agile, innovative and greater-risk technologies, which is driving the established players in the field to embrace ‘New Space’. As a contractor for many organisations in the space sector, EJR-Quartz recognises the importance of staying abreast of the latest developments in the industry. That is one of the reasons why we are taking part in the 20th Reinventing Space Conference from 11 to 13 October 2023.

Credit: The British Interplanetary Society

Organised by the British Interplanetary Society, this year’s theme is ‘The Evolving Architecture of New Space’, centred around the key benefits and challenges of these novel economic models. The first day of the conference featured a series of incredible talks given by representatives of various ‘New Space’ companies, as well as established corporations such as Airbus.

Throughout the conference, our representatives will be showcasing our communication and graphic design services to the participants. In addition to attending the many talks and networking with industry and academic peers, we are also using this opportunity to engage with talented enthusiastic students, informing them about our work and possible job opportunities. We will be actively participating in the conference’s Careers Day on Friday 13 October, hoping to enthuse young academics to choose a career in science communication.

Aside from our day-filling programme, there is also time for some fun and games, where we try to command one of only two ISS docking simulators in the world, with mixed success.