Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Deep Space Industries at CSCA National Conference in Toronto on March 7th

Rick Tumlinson.
Commercial space advocate Rick Tumlinson, the chairman of Deep Space Industries Inc. and considered to be one of the 100 most influential people in the space industry by Space News, will be speaking at the upcoming Canadian Space Commerce Association (CSCA) National Conference, being held in Toronto, ON on March 7th, 2013.

Tumlinson will provide an overview of this new company, the “FireFly” spacecraft which will perform the search and the 3D printing system (called the "MicroGravity Foundry") which will use nickel to create "high-density high-strength metal components even in zero gravity."

As outlined in the January 22nd, 2013 PRWeb press release "Commercial Asteroid Hunters announce plans for new Robotic Exploration Fleet," Deep Space Industries has announced that it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Earth.

The CSCA conference, focused on commercial space resource utilization, and taking place just one day after the 2013 Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Annual Conference (PDAC 2013) in Toronto, will also include presentations from:
Ram Jakhu.
  • Ram S. Jakhu - As an associate professor of space law at the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law, Dr. Jakhu teaches and conducts research in international space law, the law of space applications, the law of space commercialization, the government regulation of space activities, the law of telecommunications and Canadian communications law, and public international law. Since 2009, he has also acted as an advisor on Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Outer Space within the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague.
Lana Paton.
  • Lana Paton - A partner in the tax services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. With a broad range of experience providing tax advice to mining companies and multinationals including knowledge on Canada's Mineral Exploration Tax Credit (commonly called the "super" flow through program) and the Canadian Exploration Expense (CEE), Ms. Paten develops detailed and highly successful tax plans for her clients whether they work in a terrestrial or an extraterrestrial environment.
Nicole Verkindt
  • Nicole Verkindt - The CEO of Toronto based OMX Marketplace, an online database set up to provide government contractors with Canadian suppliers able to fulfill Industrial and Regional Benefit (IRB) program obligations. Ms. Verkindt, will discuss the over $20 billion dollars still remaining to be fulfilled under the program and add some insight on how Canadian mining, manufacturing, aerospace and space firms can access it.
Peter Visscher.
  • Peter Visscher - The space and robotics manager for Ontario Drive and Gear (ODG). With the expertise his firm has developed building the Canadian Artemis Jr. lunar rover to meet the requirements of NASA's Regolith & Environment Science and Oxygen & Lunar Volatile Extraction (RESOLVE) project, expected to hunt for water, ice and other lunar resources, Mr. Visser will talk about the hardware available in Canada today which can contribute to commercial space resource utilization.
Topics and other speakers will be announced over the next few weeks. As well, a late afternoon panel discussion, focused on “After Emerson and after Steve MacLean: Canada’s Space Future for the CSA and the Domestic Space Industry” will also take place.

For more information or to register, please go to the CSCA website

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