When it comes to the space launch revolution, Peter Beck’s Rocket Lab is by far the fastest emerging contender in that crowded field of startups. It’s also one of the few space unicorns, backed by a who’s who of space investors, which is why we’re beyond delighted to announce that Beck will be joining us at our TC Sessions: Space event on December 17 in Los Angeles.
This is TechCrunch’s first big space show, and it’s shaping up to be very big indeed. We have already announced that Jim Bridenstine, the head of NASA, will be speaking, and we have confirmed and will announce shortly the two generals leading the United States Space Force (USSF) and the USSF’s Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC). Together, they represent the biggest government budgets for space and are very publicly courted by startups trying to gain new capabilities and speed up deployment. Many space startups — as well as many dual-use technology companies — get their earliest contracts from government sources, a factor that makes the space category quite unique.
Peter Beck’s Rocket Lab is no exception. Its dedicated small satellite launch capability has already placed in orbit payloads for DARPA, NASA, the NRO and the United States Air Force, as well as for commercial partners, from the world’s first and only private orbital launch range, located on New Zealand’s Māhia Peninsula. At TC Sessions: Space, Beck will discuss what it took to build Rocket Lab, which he started in 2006, and where he believes the new space economy will go from here.
Join Beck and over 1,000 industry analysts, investors and founders at the Sheraton Gateway Hotel in Los Angeles on December 17. Get your tickets today and save with our Early Bird rate. We even have special discounts for government and military employees and for students.
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