11-12 March 2025

London ExCeL


David Caponio

SVP of Product and Business Development. Vast

Speaker profile

David Caponio is the SVP of Product and Business Development at Vast. David has worked for over 20 years at notable space startups including SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, Terran Orbital, as well as
US government space agencies. He has a breadth of experience successfully bridging tech development into tech fielding of key programs to include EELV, DragonLab, Stratolaunch,
Falcon Heavy, Space Test Program-2 and key space applications such as communications, weather, OPIR, SBIRS and cislunar SSA. David holds graduate engineering degrees from US
Air Force Academy and Air Force Institute of Technology.


Wednesday 06 March


13:20 - 14:20   |   Keynote Theatre

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

Prof Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Special Advisory for Political Affairs ,
European Space Agency (ESA)

Ray Lugo

Chief Executive Officer,
ISS National Laboratory

Mike Gold

Chief Growth Officer,
Redwire Space

David Caponio

SVP of Product and Business Development,

Dana Baki

Chief Commercial Officer,
The Exploration Company

Michael Lopez-Alegria

Chief Astronaut,
Axiom Space

Davide Petrillo

Director (Europe),
Voyager Space

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