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Sold-Out AMERICOM Government Services (AGS) Exhibit Center Will Show Off Latest Technology

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Sold-Out AMERICOM Government Services (AGS) Exhibit Center Will Show Off Latest TechnologyCOLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Feb. 24, 2010) — The sold-out AMERICOM Government Services (AGS) Exhibit Center will feature more than 140 space-related companies and organizations, displaying the latest in space technology, equipment, and services at the Space Foundation’s 26th National Space Symposium, April 12-15, at The Broadmoor Hotel in Colorado Springs, Colo.

The National Space Symposium is one of the largest events held each year at The Broadmoor, and the premier annual gathering of the space industry anywhere in the world. The exhibits, which fill two expansive exhibit halls, will be open to Symposium registrants, a select group of teachers and students, and invited guests.

“Despite a challenging economy and a fair amount of uncertainty in the future direction of the space industry, our exhibit center sold out months earlier than it did last year,” said Space Foundation Chief Executive Officer Elliot Pulham. “A great deal of business is transacted at the Symposium and our exhibitors realize now, more than ever, they need visibility at the National Space Symposium. We are grateful for their support.” 

About the 26th National Space Symposium
The 26th National Space Symposium offers workshops, forums, panels, and presentations covering all aspects of space, including the significant role of global organizations and partnerships. In addition to the main agenda, the Symposium includes programs for young, up-and-coming “new generation” space professionals and a new Cyber 1.0 Conference.

The Symposium combines serious discussion with high-level networking and extraordinary events, including the Opening Ceremony featuring Barrage, the General James E. Hill Lifetime Space Achievement Award Luncheon honoring former NASA astronaut John Young, and the final evening’s Space Technology Hall of Fame® Dinner featuring actor and Douglas S. Morrow Public Outreach Award Recipient Leonard Nimoy.

Online registration and more information, including agenda, speakers, and exhibitors, are available at

26th National Space Symposium Sponsors
The Exhibit Center is sponsored by AMERICOM Government Services (AGS), an independent corporation and wholly-owned subsidiary of SES WORLD SKIES that provides satellite communication to the U.S. government, including the Departments of Defense, Commerce/NOAA, Justice, the Interior, and Transportation, NASA, and other civilian and defense-related agencies. AGS integrates hybrid telecommunications and information technology systems, including leading-edge Internet Protocol platforms and applications, to provide secure broadband communications in support of mission-critical and day-to-day operations. Supported by SES’s fleet of 42 satellites in 26 orbital locations, AGS provides fixed, transportable and on-the-move services on a global basis. AG’s parent, SES, wholly owns the market-leading satellite operators SES ASTRA and SES WORLD SKIES, 90 percent of SES SIRIUS in Europe, and participates in Ciel in Canada and QuetzSat in Mexico. AGS is based in McLean, Va.

Other 26th National Space Symposium sponsors include, AGI, ARES Corporation, Astrotech Space Operations, ATK, AVIATION WEEK, Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp., Boeing, Booz Allen Hamilton, Cisco Systems, Inc., Cobham, CSC, Defense Systems, General Dynamics, GMV, IBM, Intelsat General Corporation, International Space University, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Orbital, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Raytheon, SAIC, Space Generation Advisory Council, Space News, Space Systems/Loral, SpaceX, Stellar Solutions, and United Space Alliance.

Additional sponsorship opportunities are available; interested companies should contact [email protected]. To be put on the waiting list for exhibit space, contact [email protected].

About the Space Foundation
The Space Foundation is an international, nonprofit organization and the foremost advocate for all sectors of the space industry – civil, commercial, military and intelligence. Founded in 1983, the Space Foundation is a leader in space awareness activities, educational programs that bring space into the classroom, and major industry events, all in support of its mission “to advance space-related endeavors to inspire, enable, and propel humanity.” An expert in all aspects of the global space industry, the Space Foundation publishes The Space Report: The Authoritative Guide to Global Space Activity and provides three indices that track daily performance of the space industry. Through its Space Certification and Space Technology Hall of Fame programs, the Space Foundation recognizes space-based technologies and innovations that have been adapted to improve life on Earth. Headquartered in Colorado Springs, the Space Foundation conducts research and analysis and government affairs activities from its Washington, D.C., office and has field representatives in Houston, Texas, and Cape Canaveral, Fla. For more information, visit Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn, and read about the latest space news and Space Foundation activities in Space Watch.