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Limited Exhibit Space Remains for Strategic Space and Defense 2007

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 23, 2007) — Limited space remains for exhibitors at Strategic Space and Defense 2007.  This year’s event already features more than 10,000 square feet of exhibit space and more than 40 exhibiting companies and organizations.  Presented by the Space Foundation and Space News, Strategic Space and Defense 2007, the global security conference for space and defense professionals, will take place at the Qwest Center Omaha Convention Center in Omaha, Neb., 9 — 11 October 2007.

“We are pleased about the strong participation by companies, large and small, as well as key government agencies in the
space and defense sectors,” said Space Foundation Chief Operating Officer Chuck Zimkas.  “The exhibit center serves as an ideal complement to our outstanding program, showcasing and demonstrating the most advanced space and defense technologies.”

The Strategic Space and Defense 2007 exhibit center is shaping up to be the largest in the history of this definitive global security conference for space and defense professionals. Participating organizations include the largest U.S. defense contractors; government and military organizations including U.S. Strategic Command, Missile Defense Agency (MDA), National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA), U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command, U.S. Air Force Space Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS), and the Reagan Test Site at Kwajalein; small to mid-sized companies and more.

In addition to the sophisticated exhibit center, Strategic Space and Defense 2007 will feature a stellar program with speakers and panelists who are leaders in the space and defense industries.  They will address pertinent and timely topics including the command of the future, Joint Functional Component Commands (JFCCs) and mission integration,
space situational awareness, global strike, operationally responsive space, missile defense, and international perspectives including integrating global space operations.

Attendees include the senior leadership of U.S. Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM), its component and supported commands, representatives of the national security industrial base, major government contractors, federal officials, and allied partners.  This unique conference includes two full days of featured speakers and panel sessions, luncheons, an exhibit center, and more.

Other highlights of Strategic Space and Defense 2007 include a spectacular Opening Ceremony and Opening Reception, co-sponsored by Lockheed Martin and the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce; the Strategic Space and Defense luncheon, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman; and the Thursday luncheon, co-sponsored by Boeing.  Additional co-sponsors include AirLaunch LLC, ATK, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Bellevue Chamber of Commerce, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Raytheon Company.

Companies and individuals interested in attending or exhibiting at Strategic Space and Defense 2007 may visit for additional information.

About the Space Foundation
Founded in 1983 and headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation is a national nonprofit organization advancing space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity. The Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, trade association services, research and analysis for the global space industry and educational enterprises that bring space into the classroom. The Space Foundation has an office in Washington, D.C., and field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla.  The Space Foundation also conducts the premier annual gathering of the global space community, the National Space Symposium.  The 24th National Space Symposium will take place April 7-10, 2008, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. For more information, visit

About Space News
Space News International, a division of Imaginova Corp., is the premier business-to-business media company dedicated entirely  to the commercial and military space and satellite communications’ businesses. The company’s products include Space News, a weekly business-to-business newspaper;; Space News TV; Washington Aerospace Briefing; and Space News Early Bird Newsletter. For more information, visit

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