11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


Wednesday 06 March

13:20 - 14:20   |   Keynote Theatre

The next generation of commercial space stations and their impact on the new space ecosystem

As the International Space Station is due to retire by the end of this decade, the space industry is gearing up for the future of privately owned space stations to be operated commercially. Many companies are designing and building their own space station to provide a commercial platform for research, manufacturing, tourism, and entertainment.  But is the private sector prepared to provide sustained human presence in the low-earth orbit? And what would be the implications of this transition to the private operators on the new space economy? Have the demands of the private sector materialized enough to fill the gap in the LEO? What’s the feasibility of running and maintaining a space station and how will the private entities sustain the operations?

See speaker profiles

Prof Kai-Uwe Schrogl

European Space Agency (ESA)

Ray Lugo

ISS National Laboratory

Mike Gold

Redwire Space

David Caponio


Dana Baki

The Exploration Company

Michael Lopez-Alegria

Axiom Space

Davide Petrillo

Voyager Space

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