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Corporate Partnership Dinner Will Highlight Space Foundation Members

Written by: Space Foundation Editorial Team

The Space Foundation will honor its corporate member companies this month at the annual Corporate Partnership Dinner during the 24th National Space Symposium, on Tuesday, April 8, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs. Space Foundation Board Member, Alexis C. Livanos, Ph.D., corporate vice president and president, Northrop Grumman, Space Technology Sector, will serve as corporate host.

Gen C. Robert "Bob" Kehler, USAF, commander, Air Force Space Command, Peterson Air Force Base, will be the featured speaker at the dinner, co-sponsored by Northrop Grumman. He is responsible for the development, acquisition, and operation of the Air Force's space and missile systems. In this role, he oversees a global network of satellite command and control, communications, missile warning, and launch facilities, and ensures the combat readiness of America's intercontinental ballistic missile force.

Companies may choose from five different levels of membership.

  • Platinum Member
  • Sustaining Member
  • Contributing Member
  • Corporate Partner
  • Corporate Patron

Corporate member benefits include significantly lower exhibit rates; complimentary registration(s) to the National Space Symposium; special offers and discounts on sponsorships and conference registrations; invitations to special meetings with key government and industry leaders; advance notification of marketing and business development opportunities; and much more! Contact [email protected] for more information about corporate membership.

Two new companies recently joined as Corporate Patrons - Hitachi Consulting and SEAKR Engineering, Inc.

Hitachi Consulting is the global business and IT consulting company of Hitachi Ltd. A recognized leader with extensive industry, business, and technology experience, Hitachi provides business strategy development through application deployment. Its employees are committed to helping clients quickly realize measurable business value and achieve sustainable return on investment. Hitachi Consulting offers the agility of a smaller firm, the stability of larger firms, and the innovation that comes with being part of Hitachi. More information is available at

Incorporated in 1983 and based in Centennial, Colo., SEAKR Engineering, Inc. is described as the world's premier source for state-of-the art, reliable, cost effective space avionics, including memory storage systems, processing systems, C&DH systems, power systems, space communication, compression, and single board computers. SEAKR also leverages proven experience and architectures for space to also excel in non-space applications including airborne solid-state recorders, industry-standard memory products, and ground-based test systems. For more information visit

This article is part of Space Watch: April 2008 (Volume: 7, Issue: 4).