What to expect at next week’s National Space Symposium
Leidos experts will share design insights for their human lander system at next week’s National Space Symposium. Illustration: Leidos
Why you should know: Hosted by Space Foundation, it’s the premier annual event for space professionals from across the globe and has earned a reputation as the “must attend” space industry event of the year.
For Leidos, the major theme for this year’s event is speed, scale and security for the next generation of space innovation.
What to expect: At booth #1030 in the North Hall, Leidos will demonstrate a number of its latest space capabilities, including:
- The latest designs for its human landing system that will taxi astronauts and cargo between the NASA Gateway and the lunar surface.
- The company’s universal stage adaptor, a composite structure that will connect NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS) core stage and the exploration upper stage and will fly on the SLS block 1B Artemis missions and spacecraft during its Artemis missions.
- The laser air monitoring system, the primary atmosphere monitor for NASA’s Orion spacecraft, beginning with the Artemis III mission.
- Updates on the cargo mission contract through which Leidos every year processes and packs roughly 35,000 pounds of cargo for delivery to the International Space Station (ISS).
- New advances in astronaut resiliency, from research on molecular level changes in astronaut cells to engineering for the vastness of the solar system’s communication and supply chains.
- The company’s latest domain awareness technology that will help secure operations as low-earth orbit becomes increasingly congested.
- The company’s tactical space support vehicles that will enhance all phases of joint force operations in space.
From the source: “The United States and its allies have enjoyed a period of time when space was not a contested domain,” says Leidos Chairman and CEO Roger Krone. “We’ve got to face the reality that space could become a warfighting domain and invest in capabilities and systems that protect our access to it. Space Symposium is a perfect opportunity for us to not only demonstrate our capabilities, but also to learn from our customers on how we can have a substantial impact.”
If you’re planning to attend the show, please visit Leidos at booth #1030.